Graduate Nursing Student Academy Policy Committee
The Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA) is pleased to announce a call for applications for the GNSA Policy Committee. This select group of graduate students will receive support to become highly-skilled advocates and learn about the essential tools for effective advocacy at the local, state, and national levels. Additionally, members of the GNSA Policy Committee will offer insight to AACN on policy issues of importance to graduate nursing students. Through participation in this committee, members will have an opportunity to serve in a leadership role, enhance their professional development, and acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to be effective policy and advocacy leaders for nursing. The GNSA Policy Committee will consist of four GNSA members who will serve no more than two, one-year terms.
Graduate nursing students interested in applying for the GNSA Policy Committee must meet the following criteria:
  • Be a GNSA Member (GNSA Membership is free. Click here to sign up.)
  • Be able to participate in quarterly conference calls during the year for 1 – 2 hours
Graduate nursing students interested in serving on the GNSA Policy Committee must submit the following materials:
  1. Current resume or curriculum vitae
  2. Short Essay (no more than 500 words) voicing your professional interests in becoming an advocate for the profession and what contributions you can bring to the committee serving in this role
  3. List of two references
Please submit these materials using the online form which can be found at the following link:
The submission deadline for the application is Friday, August 22, 2014 by 5:00 pm ET. Selections for the GNSA Policy Committee will be announced in September 2014.
Deans and faculty are encouraged to share this exciting opportunity with your students looking to develop leadership and advocacy experience.

Please direct any questions to AACN’s Associate Director of Student Initiatives Marta Wall at or AACN’s Associate Director of Government Affairs Lauren Inouye at
To find out more about the GNSA, visit:
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036