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Translating Academic Nursing Trends into Fundraising and Impactful Communication 

The annual Nursing Advancement Professionals (NAP) Conference is a networking and educational opportunity for advancement, development, marketing, and communications professionals; deans and directors; volunteer foundation and alumni board members; and anyone interested in learning more about how nursing schools can build their external relations programs.

Who Should Attend

NAP Members and development officers, advancement professionals, and public relations leaders from a nursing program.

How to Attend

The NAP Conference is offered as an in-person event prior to the Deans Annual Meeting.

Conference Venue

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


“The conference did a great job of selecting speakers who are relevant to alumni relations and development.”

“I came for the alumni relations and communications; this conference provided me with wonderful ideas that I have been able to bring back home and share.”

“This was fantastic. A lot of great tactics were shared and overall message relevant!”

“As a relatively new dean, I found this conference to be extremely helpful. I brought back quite a few things to accomplish over the next several months. This conference gave me space to understand the type of questions I can pose to advancement staff.”

Health & Safety

Last updated December 20, 2022

AACN has revised its policies for entry to in-person conferences: verification of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test will no longer be required. It is however recommended that attendees have received the COVID-19 vaccination and take an antigen test before traveling to the event. AACN strives to provide a safe and healthy environment for all meeting participants. By attending an in-person AACN event, all participants must agree to comply with preventative health and safety measures.

The health and safety measures for AACN in-person events are subject to change.

Overview of the Nursing Advancement Professionals (NAP) Network

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Who Should Join?

Development officers, advancement professionals, and public relations leaders from nursing programs.

Why Join?

Whether you are just starting out in the profession or you are proudly looking back at a lifetime of achievements, membership in the NAP Leadership Network is of extraordinary value. 

As a member, you can take advantage of the following benefits 

  • Be involved and share experiences in a national network of leaders and subject matter experts through an exclusive NAP Community, a new online community platform just for NAP members.  
  • Participate in conferences geared around subjects of common interest. 
  • Serve on working groups such as AACN conference programming and advisory groups. 
  • Opportunities to earn (or receive) CEU credits with a network member discount. 
  • Volunteer to serve on a Leadership Network Steering Community. 

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AACN Conference Team
Phone: 202-463-6930