Submission Guidelines




  • Title: should be brief and clearly indicate the nature of the abstract/presentation.
  • Abstract submissions will be a maximum of 250 words and must include the purpose, three (3) learning objectives, and a brief description of the presentation and how it aligns with the conference theme and objectives. Identifying information must not be in the text of the abstract. 
  • Research abstracts should include study purpose, methods (design, sample, procedures), main findings and conclusions with implications for nursing practice. Please specify whether the project is completed or if it is work-in progress.
  • Quality improvement (Innovation and change)abstracts should include background of the issue, motivation for innovation or change, and the process of developing, implementing, and evaluating the innovation or change including implications for nursing practice.
  • Knowledge translation (Best practice) abstracts should include a review of what is currently known about a topic, a description of the implementation process, and the implications for nursing practice.
  • Clinical case abstracts should include a description of a challenging/interesting case scenario, an overview of the issue, and the implications for nursing practice.


Learning Objective Requirements:

Learning objectives must be submitted with the perspective of the session participant in mind; each typically includes an action that is measurable, and which demonstrates learning (e.g., “Following this session, participants will be able to identify the key requirements for …”).


To learn more about writing learning objectives please see the following:




Examples of Measurable Verbs are accessible here: http://www.tst.edu/sites/default/files/Bloom's%20Taxonomy%20of%20Measurable%20Verbs.pdf



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