In Brief: GU Nursing Students Attend AACN Student Policy Summit

MARCH 23, 2017 – Georgetown master’s-level and doctoral nursing students attended the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s Student Policy Summit from March 19-21.

“Students who attend [the summit] are immersed in didactic program sessions focused on the federal policy process and nursing’s role in professional advocacy,” the organization’s Web site says.

In attendance were Trish McDade (G’18), MSN, RN, CPNP; Becky Mitchell-Vaughn (G’14, G’17), MS, RN, ARNP; and Tiffany Purdy (G’13, G’17), MS, RN, FNP – all students in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, Katie McDevitt (G’18), RN, a student in the Nurse-Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program, and Maureen Campbell (G’18), a student in the Clinical Nurse Leader Program.

“The summit included a visit to Capitol Hill where we met with congressmen and congresswomen to discuss our collective concerns in nursing including the areas of education and research,” McDade says.

The School of Nursing & Health Studies supported the students’ attendance at the AACN summit.

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