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2022 GNSA Conference
August 4-5, 2022 | Washington, DC

Explore your career horizons and the future of nursing innovation at this stimulating enrichment experience offered exclusively for graduate nursing students in Washington, DC.  The 2022 GNSA conference is tailored to meet the professional development needs of nursing students in master’s and doctoral programs (MSN, DNP, and PhD). Registration is open to members of the GNSA, which provides a variety of programs and services to all graduate nursing students at AACN member institutions (click here to join today for free). Join us as we explore innovation in nursing education, research, and practice.

Conference sessions will focus on professional development, advanced nursing roles, leadership development, political advocacy, mentoring, nursing innovation, and personal brand development. As you prepare to transition into a professional nursing role, conference sessions will provide you with the tools to help excel in your graduate program and propel your nursing career to new heights. As the future of the nursing profession, this conference provides a unique forum to connect graduate nursing students with noted nursing experts and peers nationwide.

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GNSA Digital Innovators Program

The Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA) is pleased to announce the GNSA Digital Innovators Program, a member-exclusive opportunity for graduate students who are interested in becoming future nursing faculty. As the ability to use digital mobile technology and pedagogy is more imperative than ever, the GNSA Digital Innovators Program will offer participants modern approaches and creative methods to educating the future nursing workforce. This team-based mentored program will focus on developing digital creators through a series of virtual sessions twice a month that will help build a skillset in preparation for a final digital showcase. Content will be delivered by Apple Education’s leadership and learning teams.

A total of 15 student pairs (30 individuals total) will be selected for the program.  The program began in November 2021 and will conclude at the 2022 GNSA Conference on August 4-5 in Washington, DC.

Virtual Poster Presentation

The GNSA hosted a Virtual Poster Presentation on September 21-25, 2020. The current pandemic has impacted several conferences taking away the ability for graduate nursing students to present their work. As a result, this unique opportunity has provided graduate nursing students a chance to share their research or practice project with a larger audience. 

Explore the recordings of the poster presentations and view posters here.

GNSA Webinars

The GNSA offers monthly webinars focused on the interest of graduate nursing students. All GNSA members can access live and on-demand webinars for free. Each webinar offers ANCC accredited continuing education hours. Non-member registration fee is $49. If you are interested in a specific topic, email