The NANDA-I / Marjory Gordon Program 2021 Conference

The NANDA-I Board, in collaboration with Boston College’s Marjory Gordon Program for Clinical Reasoning and Knowledge Development, held an exciting conference on June 16-17, 2021. The theme for this year’s conference was More Than a Language: Nursing Diagnosis Communicating Health and the Human Experience”. This was the first virtual conference for NANDA-I & the Boston College Marjory Gordon Program, and we found that this way of managing a conference – although missing the possibility of face-to-face interaction – nonetheless provided participants with extraordinary keynote and paper presentations, as well as posters.

Conference participants represented 21 countries, which enabled global perspectives on themes and paper presentations.

Keynote speakers included:

Peggy L Chinn, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor Emerita of Nursing at the University of Connecticut, presented a keynote speech, The Challenge of Naming the Human Experience, in which she reflected on some of NANDA’s early theorist work and its meaning in today’s diverse and global health care environment. Her slides are now available for view by clicking the link provided above.

Connie White Delaney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, FNAP, Dean of the University of Minnesota School of Nursing, presented a keynote address, Advancing NANDA-I’s Language through Integration into Current Data Platforms. Dr. Delaney is widely respected for her pioneering work in nursing informatics, and her presentation was very central to the conference theme and the organization’s future work. Her slides are now available for view by clicking the link provided above.

 Poster presentations are available to view through our partners at Boston College’s Marjory Gordon Program for Clinical Reasoning and Knowledge Development.