Government Affairs

Student Policy Summit

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March 23, 2015, AACN’s Spring Congressional Reception. House Nursing Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Lois Capps (D-CA) and David Joyce (R-OH) (center, front row), and Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) (upper left) with AACN Student Policy Summit attendee’s and AACN leadership, President, Dr. Eileen Breslin, Government Affairs Committee Chair, Dr. Anita Hufft, and CEO, Dr. Deborah Trautman. 

Grassroots prize - Submissions due by 5:00pm (ET) on December 1, 2015

AACN’s Government Affairs Committee is pleased to announce the Student Grassroots Prize which will provide $500 each to three exceptional students who have created a project that raises awareness to engage individuals (i.e. students, coworkers, or other colleagues in the community) toward a common local, state, or federal policy effort. Available only to attendees of the 2015 Student Policy Summit, applicants will have until the December following the Summit to submit a short project summary and other forms of media (e.g. video) detailing the grassroots project they have created.

Click here for eligibility and application details.

On behalf of all of the contributors to the award-winning book, Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health Care, who so generously donate their time to advance nurses' knowledge of health policy and political action, the editors of the book, Diana J. Mason, Judith K. Leavitt, Mary W. Chaffee, and its publisher, Elsevier, are pleased to sponsor this new Grassroots opportunity.

 

2015 SPS Attendees Share Their Experience

Don Boyd, MPhil, MS, CRNA
PhD Candidate, Columbia University School of Nursing

“The AACN Student Policy Summit was an amazing opportunity to experience policy in action. The Summit provided a succinct overview of our federal political processes and taught the importance of advocating for the nursing profession. " Read More >>

 

 

Ann Muñana, MSN, MJ, RN
Georgetown University

“What an incredible experience! From the moment I checked-in at the registration desk, I could feel the energy and excitement" Read More >>


2016 Student Policy Summit - March 20-22, 2016
- Registration Opens October 12, 2015

Please note that this page will be updated as more information is available. The details below are meant to provide the public basic information prior to the opening of registration on October 12.

The AACN Student Policy Summit is a three-day conference held in Washington, DC and is open to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students enrolled at an AACN member institution. Students who attend Summit are immersed in didactic program sessions focused on the federal policy process and nursing’s role in professional advocacy. Please note: This page will be updated periodically closer to the date of the Summit. Confirmed registered students will also receive additional details about conference logistics, Capitol Hill visits, and expectations. 

Registration

The cost of registration attendance for the Student Policy Summit is $249.00 per student. Payment is due by credit card at the time of registration, and registrants must adhere to the cancellation policies. 

Registration Requirements:

  • To register, an individual must login to My AACN. This grants access to register for AACN events, including the Student Policy Summit.
    • You will be prompted to enter your academic email address, which will determine if your account already exists in our system. If the system does not recognize your email, you will be prompted to create a profile (click “Continue to Create a New Account”). Please use your academic email address when registering for the Student Policy Summit.
  • An individual must be a baccalaureate or graduate nursing student at an AACN member school.
  • Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration priority will be given to applicants who have not previously attended the Student Policy Summit.
  • A maximum of two students per member institution will be allowed to register for the conference. This includes registration spots that are granted through sponsorship opportunities.
  • Registrants MUST have acquired approval from the individual who serves as the voting representative to AACN’s membership (dean/director/chair of your nursing program) to attend prior to registration. While there is no specific form to be filled out confirming approval, a confirmation email will be sent to the student’s dean notifying that their pre-approved student has registered. Should AACN staff receive a response from a dean that a student did not receive their consent to register, that student’s registration will be cancelled.

Hotel Accommodations

A block of rooms has been reserved at The Park Hyatt Washington, for students attending the Summit. Please refrain from arranging hotel or travel arrangements until you have successfully registered.

The Park Hyatt Washington
1201 24th Street
Washington, DC 20037

The room rate is $285/night. The cutoff date for reservations at the group rate is February 26, 2016.

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

The Fairmont
2401 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
202-429-2400

The Westin Georgetown
2350 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
202-429-0100

Best Western Georgetown Hotel and Suites
1121 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20037
800-762-3777
202-457-0565

Embassy Suites Washington
1250 22nd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
202-857-3388
 

Agenda

The final agenda for the 2016 Summit will be released closer to the event.

View 2015 Agenda

Sponsorship

Sponsorship of the 2016 Student Policy Summit will help ensure the Summit remains an affordable experience for all students and your support is integral to its success. If your institution is interested in sponsoring, please contact Lauren Inouye. See more information on specific sponsorship packages.


Contact

More details to follow as we get closer to the opening of registration on October 12. If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Inouye or Brandon Azevedo with further questions.

See you next March!