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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.

Become a NAP Leadership Network Member and stay connected with peers all year long!

NAP members benefit from professional growth and development and partake in information sharing, communication, discussion of key issues among fellow nursing school advancement professionals at member institutions, and much more! Visit our website to learn more: www.aacnnursing.org/Leadership-Networks/NAP.

Who Should Attend:

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

How to Attend:

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

Safety:

The safety of attendees and staff is our top priority – we will follow all relevant protocols and CDC guidelines and will work closely with The Fairmont Hotel to promote the recommended practices at the time of the event.

Vaccination Requirements

The responsibility for a safe and healthy event environment is shared among the event organizer, venues, and every participant. All in-person participants (including but not limited to presenters, attendees, exhibitors, guests, staff, vendors) of the Nursing Advancement Professionals (NAP) Conference at The Fairmont in Washington, DC are expected to adhere to and abide by the safety precautions AACN is implementing to protect against the spread of COVID-19.

  • Verification of full COVID Vaccination *New Requirement*
    • AACN has partnered with Health Pass by CLEAR and Event Farm to provide secure and easy proof of COVID vaccination for safe entry into the conference. Trust and transparency are top priorities for AACN and our partners, and with Health Pass, users are always in control of their health information. Detailed instructions will be shared with all in-person attendees 10 days prior to the event, when AACN will launch the verification portal for this event.
  •  ​Enhanced sanitization of meeting and exhibit space
  • Masking and social distancing

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing fully supports its community and respects the individual decisions that must be made in these extremely challenging times due to multiple factors, which we know are both professional and personal. Attendees may change their registration from in-person to virtual and virtual to in-person for the Nursing Advancement Professionals (NAP) Conference by contacting us at conferences@aacnnursing.org no later than three (3) business days prior to the event start date (March 22, 2022). Additional details about cancellation and refund policies are available under the ‘Register’ tab.

You should not attend these events in-person if you are:

  • not fully vaccinated
  • experiencing or within the 10 days prior to the event start date have experienced signs and symptoms of COVID-19
  • believe that they may have been recently exposed to COVID-19
  • have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and are not yet cleared as non-contagious by the healthcare team responsible for treatment

Conference attendees should self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and are asked to contact AACN at conferences@aacnnursing.org if they experience symptoms of COVID-19 within 10 days after any AACN conference. Should any positive cases be reported within the 10-day timeframe, AACN will communicate this information to all registered participants. Any private health or personal data received by AACN will be treated as confidential.

*AACN is not liable for the vaccination status of any vendor staff or exhibitors who are working to help support the event. AACN has shared our vaccination policy with all contracted vendors and exhibitors.

Mask Requirement

To ensure the safety of all participants, AACN will require all in-person attendees to wear a mask, except when actively eating or drinking. In addition, the District of Columbia has announced that, as of July 31, 2021, all people over age two must wear a mask indoors

Duty of Care

By attending the Academic Nursing Leadership and its pre-events, you agree to abide by and engage in conduct that is beneficial to health and safety of all attendees and constituents. This includes, but is not limited to, wearing a mask, providing proof of vaccination, practicing appropriate physical distancing, and not attending any events if you are ill or have been recently exposed to COVID-19.

The Fairmont

The Fairmont is committed to safety and wellbeing of its guests and has taken measures to provide clean and safe environments. Covid-19 updates and what to expect at the hotel.

Conference Venue:

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

Questions?

Contact the AACN Conference Team @ conferences@aacnnursing.org or call 202-463-6930.

Testimonials

“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.”