NANDA-I Conference 2025

Transformative Nursing: Knowledge in Motion, Synergy in Practice

The 2025 NANDA-I Conference,  in conjunction with The Institute of Health Sciences at Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Lisbon) and Boston College (USA), will be hosted in Lisbon, Portugal.  The theme of the conference is Transformative nursing: Knowledge in motion, synergy in practice. Our invited keynote speakers have been asked to address themes including: the transformative nature of nursing knowledge, and its importance in advancing nursing practice to serve all people; is there room for nursing knowledge in the future of interdisciplinary care? These issues are not country-specific; they are global in nature. They are not solely theoretical; they have real-life, practical implications. And the possibilities that these speakers have the ability to present include pathways that can refocus our profession, build community around our discipline and the need for our unique voice and holistic focus, and can provide clinicians with tools and insights to ensure we are there to serve those who need a nurse, not merely a helper to other professions.

Conference Objectives

  1. Promote international collaboration and synergy in research and implementation projects using NANDA-I nursing diagnoses at regional and national levels.
  2. Discuss the evidence-based implications for standardized nursing language in transforming education, practice, knowledge, and policy development for nurses.
  3. Listen to clinicians' experiences to understand the relationship between nursing language in theory and nursing language in practice.
  4. Explore using data to achieve nursing excellence in education, practice, knowledge, and policy.
  5. Develop opportunities and challenges for incorporating standardized nursing language into big data platforms.
  6. Describe current systems for data collection, storage, retrieval, and its use in healthcare settings.

Registration Information

Registration will open on December 1, 2024.  Look for the announcement here, on our social media, and in our member newsletter.

Registration Fees:


  • Early Registration Dec 1, 2024 - Jan 31, 2025 - $275 USD
  • Regular Registration - Feb 1, 2025 - Mar 30, 2025 - $325 USD
  • Late Registration - Apr 1, 2025 - Jun 3, 2025 - $350 USD
  • Undergraduate students may register and attend for free, with proof of undergraduate status on letterhead from their university.
  • MS/PhD Students get discounted rates:
    • Early Registration - $85 USD
    • Regular Registration - $110 USD
    • Late Registration -  $135 USD


  • Early Registration Dec 1, 2024 - Jan 31, 2025 - $375 USD
  • Regular Registration - Feb 1, 2025 - Mar 30, 2025 - $425 USD
  • Late Registration - Apr 1, 2025 - Jun 3, 2025 - $450 USD
  • Undergraduate/MS/PhD Students (with proof of student status on letterhead from their university) get discounted rates:
    • Early Registration - $170 USD
    • Regular Registration - $220 USD
    • Late Registration -  $270 USD

Preconference sessions

Preconference sessions will be $50 each for members, $100 each for non-members, and $25 each for MS/PhD students. No charge for undergrad students.

  • NANDA-I and clinical reasoning for undergraduate nursing students - Camila Takao Lopes, PhD, RN, FNI
  • Pedagogic strategies in teaching NANDA-I - Hortênsia Catañeda-Hidalgo, PhD, RN
  • Sharing clinical experiences on using NANDA-I - Paulo Garcia, PhD, RN and Suellen Emidio, PhD, RN 
  • Advanced research methods on nursing diagnosis - Marcos Venícios de Oliveira Lopes, PhD, RN, FNI
  • Top tips for publication on nursing diagnosis - Sílvia Caldeira, PhD, RN

Catholic University of Portugal

School of Nursing (Lisbon) of the Portuguese Catholic University

The headquarters of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa is located on the Palma de Cima campus, in the center of Lisbon. It is home to 9 of the 17 faculties of Católica. The School of Nursing (Lisbon) was founded following the transfer of the Escola Superior de Enfermagem de São Vicente de Paulo to the UCP in 2006. With extensive experience in teaching, we teach courses that are a reference in Portugal, in the scientific, technical and human preparation of students, through an innovative program to obtain the professional title of Nurse and/or Specialist Nurse.


All You Need To Plan Your Trip


Lisbon Marriott Hotel

Experience the comfort and elegance of Marriott bedding, ensuring a restful stay before a meeting or a busy day of exploring nearby and easily accessible Lisbon's historic attractions, main football stadiums, and cultural must-sees. Lisbon Marriott Hotel is strategically located between the Lisbon airport and the city centre. (3 min walk from university)

Hotel Açores Lisboa

With a prime location on Praça de Espanha, a few steps from the metro (blue line), the 4-star Hotel Açores Lisboa offers quick and easy access to the historic Lisbon city center, the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum and El Corte Inglés, the Zoo and surrounding areas. (10 - 15 min walk from university)

DoubleTree by Hilton Lisbon - Fontana Park

We’re in downtown Lisbon, 400 meters from the Saldanha metro station. Our hotel is less than five kilometers from Bairro Alto nightlife, the Lisbon Zoo, and Chiado shopping. Lisbon International Airport LIS and golf courses, including Paco de Lumiar, are within eight km. Cruz Quebrada beach is 16 km away. We offer a restaurant. bar, and meeting space.

VIP Hotels

VIP Hotels is a Portuguese Hotel Group, founded in 1978, with 5, 4 and 3 star units. At the moment, the VIP Hotels universe is made up of fifteen hotels that operate within the brands: VIP Grand , VIP Executive , VIP Executive Suites and VIP Inn , encompassing all category segments and offering services that meet the profile of each customer.