American association of colleges of nursing | GNSA | graduate nursing student academy | 2023 Graduate Nursing Student Academy Conference | August 17-18, 2023 | Washington, DC

Call for Abstracts

Graduate Nursing Student Academy Conference

August 17-18, 2023
655 K Street NW ▪ Washington, DC

The Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA) invites abstract submissions that characterize the conference theme and subthemes.

Building Partnerships in Nursing: Addressing Current and Future Challenges


  • Avenues to Improve Patient Outcomes
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    • Social Determinants of Health
    • Access to Care
  • Navigating Workforce Challenges
    • Bedside nursing
    • Faculty Roles in Nursing Education
    • Understanding the next generation

Of particular interest are poster presentations that reflect innovation and address key elements from the conference objectives including:

  • Leadership development
  • Nursing innovation
  • Mentoring
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Access to care
  • Workforce challenges
  • Faculty development
  • Understanding the next generation of nurses
  • Healthcare administration

Abstract Content

  • The abstract should include background information and address methods, programs, or practices. Submissions must reflect the conference theme or abstract themes. It also should include summary recommendations for others who may be considering a similar approach.
  • Abstracts may highlight original research, quality improvement projects, evidence-based practice, or programmatic innovations. Formatting of the abstract should be consistent with the type of project being presented.
  • Abstracts may have been presented elsewhere or published within the past two years. If this is the case, please update the material and make it specific to this event.

Presentation Format

  • All abstracts will be submitted for a poster presentation.
  • Projects in progress may be considered for a poster presentation.
  • Poster presentations are presented on double-sided poster boards holding two (2) posters per side. Posters must not be any larger than 48”H x 48”W.

Submission Requirements

  • Submitters are allowed a maximum of two (2) abstract submissions.
  • Presenters are 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.
  • The primary author will be the point of contact for all communication with AACN.
  • Primary authors on all accepted abstracts must register for the conference and present the abstracts.
  • Presenters are responsible for their own expenses, including the conference registration fee, travel accommodations, and other expenses.

Please click here for poster recommendations.

  • All abstracts must be submitted electronically through AACN’s submission website by creating an account to upload an abstract.
  • Only a complete submission is eligible for review; ensure that a completed abstract is evident in your submission.
  • A confirmation email will automatically be sent to the email provided for the primary author once the abstract has been fully submitted.
  • Submissions must include:
    1. Title
    2. 100-word description
    3. 1-2 learner objectives (e.g., “Identify strategies for…”)
    4. Contact information for primary author
  • Submitters may access the site as often as they like to modify the document until the final submission deadline, Friday, April 21, 2023. Submitters have control over when the abstract is finally submitted.

To Submit An Abstract: Click Here

  • All abstracts are due on or before 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, April 21, 2023.
  • Once the abstract is finally submitted (by hitting “submit & review changes” then “finalize” on the website), the submitter will receive an email message confirming receipt of the abstract. If an email confirmation is not received, the abstract was not entered into the system, and the submitter will need to go back and submit fully.

To Submit An Abstract: Click Here

  • Each abstract is peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers.
  • Reviews are blind; hence, reviewers do not see names of submitters or school affiliations.
  • To increase the probability of an abstract being selected, please read the scoring rubric the reviewers follow.

Abstract Rubric

  • Authors will be notified about the status of their submission(s) via email no later than Tuesday, May 23, 2023. This is sufficient time to meet the conference registration deadline and the July 18 hotel cutoff date.
  • The primary presenting author is required to either accept or deny the presentation invitation form.
  • The author’s failure to return the “intent to present” information will disqualify the abstract from presentation.


Please direct questions to Marta Okoniewski at or 202-463-6930 ext.220.

For questions, contact the AACN Conference Team today!