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When: March 25-27, 2012

Location: The Fairmont Washington DC Hotel, Washington DC

Erin Freyer

"The Student Policy Summit helped give me the tools and confidence to pursue future political action at the state and national levels.  It was so amazing to be able to talk directly to those representing my state in DC, and to get to see firsthand how the political process works.  The friends I made, speakers I heard, and experiences I had all came together to make my time at the Summit inspiring and empowering." 




Kirsten Williams

“The Student Policy Summit was nothing less than inspiring. As an advocate, you need to ask for opportunity, funding, and other resources and part of the summit focused on learning how to make that pitch. I learned how advocacy works, how to maximize my 15 minutes with an elected official or aide, and that even the voice of a student and nurse can be heard in Washington! Translating into practice, I will not shy at the opportunity to lobby for my education or profession. Additionally, I have sought to bring home what I learned at the summit by developing an annual, multi-disciplinary Student Health Policy Workshop for our campus, including medical, pharmacy, dental, doctoral research and nursing students. I have also answered the call to leadership at the student level by serving on the National Student Nurses' Association Resolutions Committee for the last two years. Our campus, and the Oregon Student Nurses' Association, are both looking to continue the trend by sending students annually to the AACN Student Policy Summit!"


E-mail messages confirming registration for this meeting will be sent to all participants.

Register online at

Registration Fee: $189.00

General information

Hotel Information
A block of rooms has been reserved at The Fairmont Washington DC, 2401 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037. The room rate starts at $259 single/double. The cutoff date for reservations at the group rate is February 24, 2012. To make reservations, please call the hotel at 800-441-1414 and request the group rate for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) or Annual Spring Meeting. You may also place your reservation online at: The room block may fill before the deadline, so please make your reservation early.

Sign up for Fairmont President's Club. Members of the Fairmont President's Club can enjoy complimentary high speed internet access in your guest room and free health club access along with other benefits. To sign up for Fairmont President's club go to When prompted for a "Hotel Invitation" select the Fairmont Washington, D.C. You will be issued an FPC number immediately. In order to take advantage of the complimentary services you must sign up for Fairmont President's Club prior to your arrival.

The Fairmont Washington DC is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The following hotels are within walking distance of The Fairmont Washington DC and may have availability over the meeting dates:

The Westin Georgetown
2350 M Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20037

Best Western Georgetown Hotel and Suites
1121 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20037

Embassy Suites Washington
1250 22nd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037

Reagan National Airport (DCA) is located approximately 15 minutes from The Fairmont and is metro accessible. The closest metro stop to the hotel is the GWU/Foggy Bottom stop on the Orange/Blue line, 3 blocks from The Fairmont. Dulles International Airport (IAD) is approximately 45 minutes from the hotel. Baltimore/Washington Airport (BWI) is approximately one hour from the hotel. Taxis are recommended from Reagan National (approximately $20 each way) and Dulles Airports (approximately $60 each way). Super Shuttle is available from BWI (approximately $37 each way), DCA (approximately $14 each way), and IAD (approximately $29 each way).

AACN Student Policy Summit Cancellation Policy

Registrants can expect a refund of their registration fee, minus a $25 handling fee, if written cancellation is submitted before 5pm EST on Friday, February 10, 2012. Cancellations received after 5pm EST on Friday, February 10, 2012 but before 5pm EST Friday, March 9, 2012 will receive a 50% refund of the registration fee with a written cancellation. There will be no refunds granted for cancellations after 5pm EST Friday, March 9, 2012. Student substitutions for registration are welcome at any time. Please submit cancellation and substitution requests to Gene Throwe at

AACN thanks our sponsors for their generous support: