Deans Annual Meeting

Deans Meeting

Deans Annual Meeting

THE Meeting Place for Chief Academic Nursing Officers!

The Deans Annual Meeting is designed exclusively for the primary dean/director from AACN member schools providing a unique platform to meet with peers and noted thought leaders and discover the latest data, innovations, and strategies on issues of interest in the policy, leadership, higher education, and workforce arenas.

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Join Capitol Hill Day!

As part of this year's Conference, attendees will be able to participate in a Hill Day the afternoon of Monday, March 31, 2025 from 12:00-6:30 p.m. As you register for the Deans Annual Meeting, be sure to select the option to attend Hill Day so you can join us as we advocate for the top issues impacting academic nursing. Should you have questions or need additional information, please visit the Deans Meeting agenda,  or contact AACN's Director of Government Affairs, Rachel Stevenson

NOTE: Students attending the 2025 Student Policy Summit will be participating in the Capitol Hill Day.

Key Meeting Benefits

In this event’s exclusive and intimate setting, deans and directors can network and collaborate with peers, while also strategizing and preparing to impact nursing education and the future of nursing. Additionally, participants are eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD).

  • Explore key issues, trends, and strategic priorities impacting academic nursing.
  • Learn implementation strategies to advance improvements in health, health care, and higher education.
  • Recognize the meaningful change necessary to promote and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion within nursing.
  • Educate federal policymakers and advocate for support of academic nursing.

Pre-Conference Offerings

Executive Development Series (EDS) for Deans
March 28-29, 2025
A program designed for deans and directors to gain practical leadership and management skills.

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Executive Development Series ( EDS ) for Deans

March 22-23, 2024

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Nursing Advancement Professionals (NAP) Conference

March 22-23, 2024

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Who Can Attend

The Deans Annual Meeting and the Executive Development Series (EDS) for Deans are member-only events exclusive to the primary dean/director of AACN member schools of nursing.

Conference Venue

The Fairmont Washington, DC
2401 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037

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2024 Deans Meeting Highlights

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“The Like-Schools Discussion provide a unique platform for us to connect with other deans and learning about their challenges and opportunities, as well as strategies to move forward. I always come away with a sense that we are supported in our roles as academic nursing leaders.”

“This was my first time attending as a New Dean. I highly valued the networking opportunities and being able to generate creative solutions to address current challenges in the academic nursing environment.” 

"The information shared, provided inspiration for changes we can make in our programs. The information was pertinent and thought-provoking.”

For questions, contact the AACN Conference Team today!