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When: March 17-19, 2013
Location: The Fairmont Washington - Washington, DC

Waiting list

Thank you for your interest in AACN’s fourth annual Student Policy Summit! At this time, the Summit has reached capacity. If you are interested in attending the 2013 Summit, please email Keatley Adams at with your name, institution, and program level, and you will be placed on a waiting list. If spaces become available for the Summit, students on the waiting list will be notified in the order in which they are added. Thank you again for your interest.

Registration & Fees

The Student Policy Summit is for baccalaureate and graduate students of AACN member schools only. Registration preference will be given to applicants who have not previously attended the Student Policy Summit.

Registration Fee: $189.00

Featured SPeaker

Susan B. Hassmiller
Senior Advisor for Nursing
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Susan Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, who joined the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in 1997, is presently the Senior Adviser for Nursing. In this role, she shapes and leads the Foundation’s strategies to address nurse and nurse faculty shortages in an effort to create a higher quality of patient care in the United States. Drawn to the Foundation’s “organizational advocacy for the less fortunate and underserved,” Hassmiller is helping to ensure that RWJF’s commitments in nursing have a broad and lasting national impact.

In partnership with AARP, Hassmiller directs the Foundation’s Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, which seeks to increase access to high-quality, patient-centered care in a health care system where nurses contribute as essential partners in achieving success. This 50-state effort strives to implement the recommendations of the Institute of Medicine’s report on the Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. Hassmiller serves as the report’s study director.

Previously, she was a member of the National Board of Governors for the American Red Cross, serving as chair of the Disaster and Chapter Services Committee. She is now a member of the national nursing committee, and is the Board Chair for the Central New Jersey Red Cross.

Hassmiller served with the Health Resources and Services Administration as executive director of the US Public Health Service Primary Care Policy Fellowship. In this role, she addressed national and international primary care initiatives. Her work has also included service in public health settings at the local and state level, and she taught public health nursing at the University of Nebraska and George Mason University in Virginia.

Hassmiller is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, a member of the Joint Commission’s National Nurse Advisory Council, the CMS National Nurse Steering Committee, and the New York Academy of Medicine. Among the many awards she has received is the Florence Nightingale Medal, the highest international honor given to a nurse by the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Hotel Information

A block of rooms has been reserved at The Fairmont Washington, 2401 M Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20037. The room rate starts at $264 single/double. The cutoff date for reservations at the group rate is February 15, 2013. 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). 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 following hotels are within walking distance of The Fairmont Washington 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 5:00 pm ET on Friday, February 1, 2013. Cancellations received after 5pm ET on Friday, February 1, 2013 but before 5:00 pm ET, Friday, March 1, 2013 will receive a 50% refund of the registration fee with a written cancellation. There will be no refunds granted for cancellations after 5:00 pm ET, Friday, March 1, 2013. Student substitutions for registration are welcome at any time. Please submit cancellation and substitution requests to Keatley Adams at