We now have a prime opportunity for everyone concerned with the future direction of nursing – a place to discuss creative and innovative ideas that shape the nature of our discipline!! You can be part of this by submitting your abstract for The Annual Nursing Theory Conference! Our 2020 conference is planned on a short time frame – it grew out of the determination of the participants in 2019 theory conferences to continue the important discussions generated there! We settled on the spring date for our ongoing conferences – which for 2020 means we have a short time to make this happen, but we know there is energy to do this! And if you are reading this – you are part of what will make this happen!
Abstracts can cover a wide and diverse range, and we only need two short items describing your idea – a 100 word statement reflecting on how your idea is consistent with the conference mission, and another 300 words or less describing your presentation. The annual conference mission is
. . . to provide a global forum where all nurses can gather to nurture and critique nursing theory thereby expanding nursing’s unique disciplinary knowledge for practice, research, education, and policy. Recognizing that the ultimate purpose of nursing is the improvement of the health and wellbeing of all people, situated in the wholeness of their system context, we commit to supporting a place for active and equitable theoretical discourse. We value, support, and encourage the diversity of theoretical perspectives in nursing to enhance our unique knowledge base. Grounding us firmly in these tenets, we acknowledge the powerful link between philosophy, theory, research, and social change..
The deadline for abstract submission is December 15th, and you will be notified by January 15th about the status of your submission. So take a bit of time out of your holiday preparation tasks to send us your idea! Here is the link to the submission process, and to the handy online submission form!