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General Guidelines for Submitting Your Abstract

September 20, 2022

The NANDA-I/BC 2023 Conference is fast approaching.

Please note, the deadline for abstract submission has been extended to Monday, October 17, 2022. If you will be submitting an abstract, please consider the following guidelines:

General Guidelines for Submitting an Abstract

Abstracts need to be submitted in English

Abstract Length: 150-200 words ONLY. Ariel font, 11 pt.  submitted in Word Doc.

We are asking that each abstract lead author submit no more than 2 abstracts for review as a Oral/Podium presentation. Additional abstracts from a research team could be presented as a Poster presentation or submitted by another author from the research team for review.

If your abstract is selected, the lead author is required to register for the conference and present.

Only presenters will receive a certificate for presentation. All other authors will be listed on the certificate.

All accepted abstracts will be available online prior to the conference at the Boston College/Gordon Program website.

1. Abstract Format- Select one option

Poster Presentation: Posters will be presented electronically. Presenter will have 5 minutes to discuss the submission. If accepted, all poster presentations must be submitted before Wednesday, May 17, 2023 in order to be included in conference presentations at the conference.

Oral/Podium Presentation: Requires an in-person oral presentation. Presentation to be given in English for 15 minutes, with additional 5 minutes for discussion. 

2. Abstract Submission Categories

Please select one from list of Conference Abstract Categories:

Nursing Administration – Abstracts related to the use of nursing diagnoses in administration of care or in administrative practice; inclusion of policies at local and national levels related to documentation and use of standardized nursing languages; linking nursing diagnosis to organizational outcomes (e.g. cost, quality and visibility of nursing in practice settings).      

Nursing Education- Abstracts relating to teaching or learning about nursing diagnosis, program descriptions or educational models and integration of nursing diagnosis across the curriculum, use of simulation and case studies and focus on teaching nursing process with emphasis on assessment.

Nursing Knowledge Development- Abstracts related to developing new knowledge about diagnosis, implementation, administration, education, informatics or research in nursing diagnosis; Use of nursing theory as a framework to develop, use or extend nursing knowledge. 

Informatics- Abstracts related to implementing or revising electronic health records or related to usage of nursing diagnoses in electronic health records (EHR); documentation strategies and inclusion of standardized nursing languages into the EHR.

Nursing Practice- Abstracts related to communicating data and development (clinical decision making) and use of diagnoses in practice, development of new or revision of existing diagnoses in practice based on evidence; linking documentation of diagnosis to interventions and patient/outcomes.    

Nursing Research – Abstracts related to developing or revising diagnoses through a research process, either quantitative or qualitative; Abstracts related to usage of diagnoses in particular fields or to discovering common diagnoses in a population, group or related health problem.

3. Abstract Submission Materials

All abstracts will be exposed to a Blind Review and Selection Process.

Abstract Submission (all abstracts should include 2 pages)

Page 1- Cover page:

A. Cover page should include: Abstract title, names and credentials of all authors. Contact information must include email address for all lead authors and type of submission (poster, paper).

B. A short Biosketch (100 words)

Page 2- Abstract Narrative (no identifying data):

A. Abstract narrative should include the following: Abstract title, purpose, overview of topic and impact.

B. Research Studies- Abstracts focus on reporting original research based on qualitative, quantitative, methodological or mixed methods studies.

C. Integrative Studies- Abstracts focus on review/data synthesis of the literature on a specific topic to identify research gap or guide future inquiry.

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Deadline for Submission- Monday, October 17, 2022

Submissions received after the submission deadline will NOT be accepted for review.

Abstract Notification- on or around Monday, December 20, 2022

If you have any questions about the Call for Abstracts, please contact: