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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 25, 2024 from 1:00-6:30 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, at

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.

  • 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.

Attendees are eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD).

Pre-Conference Offerings

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 is a member-only event exclusive to the Dean/Director of AACN member schools of nursing.

How to Attend

The Deans Annual Meeting is offered as an in-person event in Washington, DC.

Conference Venue

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

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2023 Deans Meeting Highlights

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“This was one of the best AACN programs. I enjoyed the innovative and inspiring speakers.”

“I attend this meeting every year and mostly look forward to the many opportunities to network with my peers.”

“The Like-Schools Discussions provide a great platform for us to share stories with colleagues. I always come away with some ideas and a sense that we are supported in our roles.”

For questions, contact the AACN Conference Team today!