Frequently Asked Questions

The State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research will be held in-person at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, DC from September 15-17, 2022. There will not be a virtual registration option this year.

The Academy will take additional measures to protect the health and safety of the participants at the State of the Science Congress being held September 15 - 17, 2022 at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, DC. Specifically, we will require all registered attendees and speakers to be fully vaccinated, as outlined by the CDC, to participate in-person at the conference. For individuals who are unable to be vaccinated due to medical or religious reasons, proof of a negative test within 72 hours prior to arriving on-site at the event will be required. In-person attendees will be required to upload their vaccination card or negative test through a secure portal. View full instructions.
We encourage the use of Health Pass. However, we will also accept physical proof of your vaccination card or negative COVID-19 test on-site at the registration desk upon checking into the conference. Do NOT email us a copy of your vaccination card
Additionally, attendees will be required to execute a liability waiver related to potential exposure.

The Academy continues to monitor and adjust our health and safety measures as the course of the pandemic unfolds. The Academy requests that all attendees and guests are familiar with and agree to uphold the public safety measures laid out by the District of Columbia’s Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on masking, social distancing, travel, international travel, and testing. While masks are not currently required in DC, the Academy does encourage participants to wear them indoors. Please note that in-person attendees who are traveling internationally to the United States for the event must refer to and adhere to their own country’s guidance on COVID-19 protocols in relation to U.S. based travel and entry and will be required to show their proof of vaccination card onsite at the conference upon check-in at registration in order to participate in the conference since the CLEAR Health Pass does not have the ability to verify international vaccine cards.

Asynchronous, on-demand content will be available after the event for purchase.

The American Academy of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. The fee for Contact Hours is included in the registration rate. Contact hours are awarded by the American Academy of Nursing following the completion of the virtual event and the post-conference evaluation.

All cancellations must be requested through Elena Dixon, Senior Events Manager, at and received before 11:59pm ET on August 31, 2022. There is a $250 processing fee for each refund. You may substitute your registration to another individual at no additional charge. No refunds will be processed after this date and no refunds will be given for individuals who do not come to the event.

Networking opportunities are available in the breaks, exhibit hall, poster sessions, and throughout the event.

Appropriate dress for the SOS is business casual. A jacket or sweater is recommended as meeting room temperatures may vary.