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Faculty Policy Intensive

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The American Association of Colleges of Nursing will hold its fifth annual Faculty Policy Intensive on October 30-November 1, 2017 in Washington, DC.

This immersion program is designed for faculty of AACN member schools who are interested in actively pursuing a role in health policy.

Please look for the application to be available online after January 22, 2017.


“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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2016 Faculty Policy Intensive Fellows

Pamela de Cordova, PhD, RN-BC
Rutgers University

Natacha Pierre, DNP, FNP-BC
University of  Illinois-Chicago

Anne Derouin, DNP, CPNP
Duke University

Audra Rankin, DNP, APRN, CPNP
University of Louisville

Sherry Lawrence, DNP, RN
University of South Alabama

Mary Beth Steck, PhD, APRN, BC
Clemson University

Jennifer Ohlendorf, PhD, RN
Marquette University

Amber Vermeesch, PhD, MSN, RN, FNP-C
University of Portland


2015 Faculty Policy intensive fellows

2014 Faculty Policy Intensive Fellows

2013 Faculty Policy Intensive Fellows (Inaugural Class)



Please contact Director of Policy, Dr. Colleen Leners at or (202) 463-6930 ext. 223.