Join National Leaders in Health Care and Higher Education
at AACN’s Fall Meeting in Washington, D
October 27-29, 2013
JW Marriott Hotel

Member deans and associate deans are invited to join us in Washington, DC for AACN's 2013 Fall Semiannual Meeting, which will feature a stimulating variety of program sessions reflecting the theme Facilitating Competency: A Gateway to Excellence. With a dynamic lineup of plenary and breakout sessions in store for attendees, AACN is delighted to offer members a unique opportunity to engage with these national leaders:

Marilyn Tavenner: The recipient of this year’s AACN Policy Luminary Award, Ms. Tavenner serves as the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing, Ms. Tavenner manages all aspects of CMS, the $820 billion federal agency that ensures healthcare coverage for 100 million Americans.
Lieutenant General Patricia D. Horoho: As Surgeon General of the U.S. Army, Lieutenant General Horoho is the first nurse and first woman appointed to this national post. As Surgeon General and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Medical Command, she directs the third-largest healthcare system in the United States, behind the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Hospital Corporation of America.

John Rowe: A professor at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, Dr. Rowe’s distinguished career includes serving as Chairman and CEO of the health insurance company Aetna, Inc. and President and CEO of Mount Sinai NYU Health, one of the nation’s largest academic healthcare organizations. A member of the IOM’s expert panel that produced the Future of Nursing report, he is one of the nation’s leading physician advocates for expanding nursing’s role in providing primary care. Dr. Rowe is accepting the John P. McGovern Award.
Meeting highlights include:
  • An in-depth exploration of how state and federal regulations are impacting distance education programs with two experts in the field.
  • A panel discussion with representatives from all five Graduate Nursing Education demonstration sites, including observations on how this may impact the future of federal funding for graduate nursing education.
  • An insider’s view of one of the top issues in higher education today – assessing student competency – from a senior advisor with the Institute of Higher Education Policy.
  • A compelling look at an effective process for evaluating the clinical competency of students with lessons learned from our colleagues in physical therapy.
For complete program details, including information on the Pre-Meeting Sessions offered on October 26 and the Organizational Leadership Network Meeting held October 25-26, see
Please direct questions to AACN Conference Manager Nadja Beverage: or 202-463-6930, ext. 240.
We look forward to seeing you in Washington, DC!
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036
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