2022 ANCC Pathway to Excellence® and ANCC National Magnet® Conference Abstract Call Instructions

The 2022 ANCC National Magnet® Conference will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 13- 15, 2022. The conference call for abstracts opens November 1, 2021, and closes December 13, 2021, 11:59 p.m. ET.  The primary contact for each abstract submitted will be notified by electronic communication of their acceptance status by the end of March 2022. You are invited to submit abstract(s) for oral (podium) or poster presentation by the December 13, 2021 deadline.  Abstract submission is open to all submitters who have nursing related projects enhancing patient outcomes, nursing practice, or the nursing work environment.

Abstract Submission Guidelines:

  • All abstracts must be submitted online in alignment with provided guidelines.
  • Abstracts must not exceed the published character limits.
  • Abstracts may be submitted for oral (podium), poster or either presentation. Abstracts submitted for oral presentation will be considered for oral or poster presentation, unless otherwise specified by the primary presenter.
  • Abstracts must align with one or more conference goals and be submitted for one track only.
  • Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by the end of March 2022.

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Conference Goals:

The conference learning goals/outcomes are:

  • Translate evidence-based strategies into solutions.
  • Leverage the Magnet® nursing culture to optimize organizational performance.
  • Distinguish the long-term impact of transformational leadership and the Magnet® culture on organizations and patients.
  • Synthesize science-based innovations, technology, and research to advance nursing practice, enhance patient safety, and promote optimal health and wellness.

Abbreviated Track Descriptions:

For details of each track and requirements, click on the submit button. Outcome data should be included in all submissions.

Track 1: Transformational Leadership

Transformational Leadership track abstracts focus on actions implemented by nurses demonstrating organizational leadership at the staff, middle, and executive role levels in all work settings. Such actions evidence nursing’s empowerment and influence to impact quality and the nursing care environment.

Track 2: Structural Empowerment

Structural Empowerment abstracts must include evidence of organizational support and nurse’s involvement in improvement of nursing practice. 

Track 3:  Exemplary Professional Practice

Exemplary Professional Practice (EPP) abstracts must demonstrate a completed evidence-based practice initiative resulting in a new practice for nursing within the organization. 

Track 4: New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements

New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvement track abstracts focus on progressive, forward thinking, “out-of-the-box” strategies, process improvements, and exemplars that affect nurses and/or interprofessional team members in any healthcare practice setting. Such strategies must relate to the conference learning goals/outcomes and may be oriented to administrative or staff level approaches and should highlight creative methods used to achieve leading edge, high-quality, effective, and efficient nursing services. 

Research projects:

Research abstracts may be submitted in any of the above tracks. Research abstracts for oral presentation are limited to completed research using a quantitative, qualitative, or mixed-methods design. Research in progress is acceptable for poster presentations only. 

  • For technical assistance, please email: ana@confex.com or call 401-334-0220

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