NANDA International Conference 2020

Translating data to inform practice and expand knowledge: Implications for research, education, and policy

Conference Goal:

Examine the use of large data sets that incorporate nursing language and platforms that store and retrieve data to foster knowledge development, expand international research and expand practice, education and policy

Translating Data to inform Practice and Expand Knowledge:

Implications for Research, Education and Policy

Wednesday, June 17-Friday, June 19, 2020 at BOSTON COLLEGE (Connell School of Nursing), Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA

The 2020 NANDA International Conference welcomes nursing experts from around the world to examine the use of large data sets that incorporate nursing language and platforms that store and retrieve data to foster knowledge development, expand international research, and expand practice, education, and policy.

The language of nursing is the voice of nursing. Join the conversation.


Submission Deadline, November 15th


Please note: When opening the link, you will be instructed to register and create an account with CVENT. You can then follow the prompts to submit your abstract. 


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Portuguese: Atenção: Ao clicar no link, você será orientado a se cadastrar e criar uma conta no CVENT. A partir disso, você poderá seguir as instruções para submeter seu resumo.

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Abstracts will be reviewed by early December

Registration will begin in January

Housing will be available on campus and at the Cleveland Circle AC Hotel

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