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Dates: October 27-30, 2012
Location: JW Marriott - Washington,DC


General Information

Join AACN in Washington, DC for our 2012 Fall Semiannual Meeting. Attendees have the opportunity to share ideas with other nursing academic administrators. Sessions highlight issues of particular concern to nursing education leaders across settings and levels of programs. Associate/Assistant Deans/Directors are invited to attend along with their respective Dean/Chair/Director to develop leadership skills and to network with colleagues.

Do you plan on attending the OLN session at the Fall Meeting? If so, please click here: http://www.aacn.nche.edu/events/2012/10/27/oln.

 

 





Meeting Highlights

  • Learn how technology is influencing patient care and what educators must know about the changing healthcare landscape
  • Explore innovations and challenges in online teaching and learning, and identify ways schools can be more effective in distance education
  • Consider the utility and attractiveness of simulation in nursing education and research-based suggestions for the future
  • Network with colleagues in discussion groups and interest sessions
  • Hear timely information about the advocacy and policy priorities of nursing and nursing education 

Multiple Associate/Assistant Deans/Directors Invited

Each member school Dean/Director is invited to bring one or more Associate/Assistant Deans/Directors to the Fall Meeting as a way to familiarize these senior academic leaders with content and issues they will find useful as they assist their deans and improve education in their settings. A reduced rate is offered for these representatives. All meeting sessions are open to Associate/Assistant Deans/Directors, who are particularly encouraged to register for the Organizational Leadership Network (OLN), and attend the free new-member orientation session late Saturday afternoon. 

DEANS MUST BE REGISTERED IN ORDER FOR
THEIR ASSOCIATE/ASSISTANT DEAN(S) TO ATTEND.

 

 

meeting schedule

Registration & Fees

The deadline for early registration is October 12, 2012. Late fees will apply to registrations received after October 12. Email messages confirming registration for this meeting will be sent to all participants.

Registration is open only to the primary Dean/Chair/Director of AACN-Member Schools of Nursing and their Associate/Assistant Dean/Director guests. No exceptions/ substitutions allowed.

Associate/Assistant Deans/Directors will not be able to register until after the dean has registered.

Register online at
http://apps.aacn.nche.edu/Registration/registration.asp 

August 2-October 12, 2012        
$399 Dean/Chair/Director               
$369* Associate/Assistant Dean/Director       

After October 12, 2012
$499 Dean/Chair/Director
$469* Associate/Assistant Dean/Director       

* Dean/Chair/Director needs to be registered first in order for the Associate/Assistant Dean/Director to receive $30 discount.
 

Hotel Information

A block of rooms has been reserved at the JW Marriott Washington, DC, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC 20004. The special conference room rate is $259 single/double. The cutoff date for reservations at the group rate is October 3, 2012. To make reservations, please call the hotel at 800-266-9432 and request the group rate for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) or Fall Semiannual Meeting. You may also place your reservation online. The room block may fill before the deadline, so please make your reservation early.

An overflow block of rooms has been reserved at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center, 775 12th Street NW, Washington DC 20005. The hotel is located approximately 8 min walking distance from the JW Marriott hotel. The special conference room rate is $259 single/double. The cutoff date for reservations at the group rate is October 5, 2012. To make reservations, please call the hotel at 800-228-9290 or 202-737-2200 and request the group rate for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) or AACN Fall 2012 Overflow Room Block. The room block may fill before the deadline, so please make your reservation early.

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

Courtyard Washington Convention Center (approx. 9min)
900 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
Phone: 202-638-4600

Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC (approx. 10min)
815 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20004
Phone: 202-783-7800

 

Transportation

Reagan National Airport (DCA) is located approximately 15 minutes from the JW Marriott Washington, DC and is metro accessible. The closest metro station to the hotel is Metro Center on the Red and Orange/Blue lines, 2 blocks from the JW Marriott Washington, DC. The cost of a taxi from Reagan to the hotel is approximately $16.00. Dulles International Airport (IAD) is 35 minutes from the hotel and a taxi costs approximately $55. Baltimore/Washington Airport (BWI) is one hour from the hotel and a taxi costs approximately $65. Super Shuttle is available for ground transportation from BWI (approximate cost is $38 each way), DCA (approximate cost is $15 each way), and IAD (approximate cost is $30 each way).
 

Continuing Education

Contact hours will be awarded to those who attest to attendance at entire sessions and complete the electronic evaluation process.

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.


Conference Materials

AACN is dedicated to environmentally responsible practices. Select conference materials for the Fall Semiannual Meeting will be provided online. One week prior to the event, please look for an email with a link to the conference materials.


Refund and Cancellation Policy

All registration cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing by October 12, 2012. A refund of the conference, minus a $150 administrative fee, will be given for cancellations received by that date.

No refunds will be granted for requests received after October 12, 2012. Submit all requests to AACN Conference Registration via email at
conferences@aacn.nche.edu or via fax (202) 785-8320. Conference fees cannot be transferred to other conferences. AACN regrets that refunds will not be given for no-shows.

AACN reserves the right to cancel this conference and any group activity that does not meet minimal group requirements. Non-refundable airline tickets are the responsibility of the registrant.


Substitution Policy

No Substitutions are allowed for the Fall Semiannual Meeting as it is open only to the primary Dean/Chair/Director of AACN-Member Schools of Nursing and their Associate/Assistant Dean/Director guests.


Contact

For more information, contact AACN, One Dupont Circle, Suite 530, Washington, DC  20036; 202-463-6930. If you require any special access in order to participate in this meeting, please phone Nadja Beverage at AACN or email nbeverage@aacn.nche.edu.