NANDA International Conference 2020


Important notice about the NANDA-I /Boston College 2020 Conference in Boston:

Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Conference has been rescheduled next year. The new dates will be June 14 – June 17, 2021. More information to follow. 

A brief summary of the

Nursing Diagnosis & Knowledge Development: New Beginnings

Boston College Connell School of Nursing
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts (USA)
June 13-15, 2018



The conference was held June 13-15, 2018 at the lovely campus of Boston College. Preconferences were held on the opening morning, which were focused on nursing diagnosis development and use (beginning, advanced), implementation in clinical practice, implementation in educational settings. Keynote presentations were provide by Drs. Dorothy Jones, Howard Butcher and Heather Herdman. Roundtable sessions included topics of how nursing knowledge is (and is not) represented in electronic health record documentation, requirements for a standardized nursing assessment, international research collaboration possibilities, and international projects focusing on the implementation and use of NANDA International’s terminology.

Many participants stayed in the Boston College Dormitories and found the experience to be one of community. You could find participants in Lynda Carpenito’s room in the morning, sharing coffee (thank you, Lynda!) and talking about the topics discussed the previous day. In the evening, people stopped through a variety of other apartments – sharing wine, food, and great conversation about the conference and future of NANDA-I and the Gordon Program and BC. We highly encourage participants to consider the dormitory for the next conference to better take advantage of the sense of community established by those who stayed there!

Keep an eye on this site for abstracts of papers and posters presented at the conference, which will be available by the end of July, 2018. Once conference evaluations and debriefing have occurred, we will also provide an overview of the learning that occurred during this first joint conference of NANDA International and The Marjory Gordon, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN Program for Clinical Reasoning and Knowledge Development at Boston College. 

Our next joint conference will be in June of 2020, with final dates coming soon!

With best wishes,

T. Heather Herdman, PhD, RN, FNI
CEO/Executive Director
NANDA International