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Virtual Poster Presentation


The GNSA will host a Virtual Poster Presentation on September 21-25, 2020. The current pandemic has impacted several conferences taking away the ability for graduate nursing students to present their work. As a result, this unique opportunity has been developed to offer graduate nursing students a chance to share their research or practice project with a larger audience. 

Graduate nursing students are invited to submit an abstract on one of the main topics listed below no later than July 31, 2020. To submit an abstract, click here. All faculty and graduate students are encouraged to interact with the presenters and explore the breadth of research and practice projects via zoom presentations on September 21-25.   

Topics for Submission:

  • Leadership Development
  • Nursing Innovation
  • Mentoring
  • Health Policy and Advocacy
  • Research
  • Practice
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Education

If you have any questions about the abstract submission, contact Marta Okoniewski at


Abstract Submissions are due on July 31, 2020. To submit an abstract, click here

The review process will begin in August. All abstracts will be reviewed using this scoring rubric. To ensure your abstract receives the highest score, please review the rubric before submitting your abstract.

Notifications of acceptance will be sent out in early September. 

Abstract presentations will take place the week of September 21-25, 2020 at 2:00 PM ET each day. Poster presentations will be shared by topic area and each author(s) will have 2-4 minutes to provide a brief overview of their poster.

Format and Guidelines

Presentation Format

Abstract submissions will be peer reviewed using the following scoring rubric. Notifications of acceptance will be sent in early September. Poster presentations will be organized by topic area. During the week of September 21-25, 2020, a zoom session will be held from 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET each day. 

During the zoom session, accepted poster presenters will be asked to share a brief (2-4 minute) overview of their poster. During this brief presentation, the poster will be shared via digital format (pdf or jpg). After the brief presentation, the author(s) will answer question from the audience using the chat feature in zoom that will be managed by AACN staff. 
Each zoom session will be recorded and shared via the GNSA YouTube channel. All accepted abstracts will be listed in a virtual abstract book that will include the digital copy (pdf or jpg) of the poster and details about the author(s).  


The poster should be saved as a jpg or pdf which will be used during the zoom session presentation and will be included in the virtual abstract booklet. Some general rules to follow as you work on your poster are as follows:

  • The title effectively communicates subject matter
  • Purpose/objectives are clearly stated
  • Applicability or relevance of work is identified
  • Include a concise explanation of methods/analysis used
  • Methods used are clearly conveyed
  • Conclusions are supported by data

Standard poster guidelines should be followed. If you are seeking additional resources for developing your poster presentation, please reach out to Marta Okoniewski at