Call for Abstracts

AACN invites deans, directors, chairs, faculty and academic administrators to submit an abstract for an upcoming conference. AACN requests submissions showcasing programs, courses, initiatives and/or evaluation strategies that characterize the conference theme and address the many changes and challenges faced in undergraduate and graduate nursing education. Call for Abstracts are issued for the following conferences:

Presentation Formats

Podium Presentation 

Podium presentations are allotted a 25 minutes time slot: 20 minutes to present and 5 minutes for questions and answers. Presenters are provided with a laptop computer and LCD projector. 

Poster Presentation
Poster presentations are presented on double-sided poster boards holding two (2) posters per side. All posters should be oriented in portrait format and must not be any larger than 48” H x 36” W.

New this year, all accepted posters will be entered into a competition for Excellence in Scholarship.  A First-Place as well as an Honorable Mention will be awarded to recognize this excellence. Members of the planning committee will serve as judges using a standard rubric and both winners will be designated in the reception with ribbons. A certificate of achievement will be awarded as well as a copy of a best-selling leadership book.  Please see acceptance notification for further details.

Preparing Your Abstract for Submission

Each abstract should include background information and a description of methods, programs, or practices. It also should include summary recommendations for others who may be considering a similar approach. Only abstracts that showcase completed work will be considered for a podium presentation. Projects in progress will be considered for a poster presentation. Abstracts may have been presented elsewhere or published within the past two years. If this is the case, please plan to update the material and make it specific to the conference. 

Submitters are allowed a maximum of two (2) abstract submissions per conference. Presenters are also asked to identify any potential conflict of interest related to the content to be offered (e.g., commercial interest, affiliation with a vendor, and/or receipt of royalties) and affirm that their abstract presentations will not be used to sell a particular product or service. AACN exerts the right to rescind the acceptance of an abstract due to any conflict of interest discovered after the fact.


Submission Process

On the date of the “Scheduled Call for Abstracts”, a link will be made available so that submitters may gain access to the submission site. Submitters will then create an account to upload their abstract, list abstract authors, and provide contact information for all authors. Abstracts are formatted automatically and have approximately a 250-word limit. Submitters may access the site as often as they like to modify the document until the final submission deadline, and have control over when the abstract finally is submitted. This is a blind review process, and reviewers do not see submitters’ names or school affiliations. 

If you have any questions, please contact AACN's Conference Manager, Kristin Downs at or at (202) 463-6930 ext. 232.

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  • CNL Summit

    February 20-22, 2019

    Tampa, FL

    Call for Abstracts Opens: September 5, 2018

    Deadline: October 31, 2018


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