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Faculty Policy Intensive

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The American Association of Colleges of Nursing is will hold its second annual Faculty Policy Intensive on March 24-27, 2014 in Washington, DC. This fully-funded, four-day immersion program is designed for faculty of AACN member schools who are interested in actively pursuing a role in healthcare and nursing policy. This Faculty Policy Intensive offers participants the opportunity to enhance existing knowledge of policy and advocacy through sessions that will strengthen understanding of the legislative process and the dynamic relationships between federal departments and agencies, national nursing organizations, and the individual advocate.

The Faculty Policy Intensive provides opportunities to:

  • Meet with leadership from federal departments and agencies to discuss policy initiatives for the nursing profession.
  • Network with Hill staff at AACN’s Congressional Reception.
  • Attend workshops to strengthen and refine communication skills for effective advocacy.
  • Engage with representatives from national professional nursing organizations on current healthcare policy issues and the role of the collective voice.
  • At the conclusion of the Intensive, participants will put their new advocacy skills to use as AACN Faculty Policy Fellows.

Click here to view a draft 2014 Faculty Policy Intensive Agenda


“I would recommend this program to any nurse educator who wants to gain a more national perspective, and  hear it directly from those who are making health policy decisions…”
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“The AACN Faculty Policy Intensive was indeed an intensive learning experience on the importance of policy for the future in nursing…”
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2014 Faculty Policy Intensive Fellows

Robin Arends, MS, CNP
Instructor, College of Nursing
South Dakota State University

Tammy Barbé, PhD, RN, CNE
Assistant Professor
Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University

Joseph Burkard, DNSc, CRNA
Associate Professor
University of San Diego

Kim J. Cox, PhD, CNM
Assistant Professor
University of New Mexico College of Nursing

Sharron J. Crowder, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor
Indiana University School of Nursing

Nicole F. Garritano, MN, APRN, CPNP-AC
Visiting Instructor of Clinical
The University of Cincinnati

Janice Lazear, DNP, CRNP, CDE
Assistant Professor
University of Maryland School of Nursing 

Jennifer Lemoine, DNP APRN NNP-BC
Assistant Professor
Professions University of Louisiana at Lafayette


2013 Faculty Policy Intensive Fellows (Inaugural Class)



Please contact Senior Director, Government Affairs and Health Policy, Dr. Suzanne Miyamoto at