2018 ANCC National Magnet Conference®
Call for Abstracts

October 24 -26, 2018 ~ Denver, CO

Dates for Submission

Submissions will be accepted beginning Friday, October 13, 2017. The deadline for abstract submissions is 5:00 p.m. Eastern on Monday, December 11, 2017.


Accepted poster and concurrent podium session presenters will be notified in February 2018. If you do not receive notification of acceptance or rejection for your abstract by the end of March 2018, please send an email inquiry to conference staff at ANANurseCE@ana.org.

Judging Criteria

Abstracts will be considered based on how well they fulfill the learning outcomes of the 2018 ANCC National Magnet Conference®. All selections are made based on merit, with additional consideration given to those from 2018 ANCC National Magnet Conference® organizations. There is no limit to the number of abstracts that may be submitted by a person or organization.

Educational Tracks

  • Practice/Evidence-Based Practice
  • Leadership
  • Innovation
  • Research
Click here for full list of track descriptions

Who May Submit?

  • Any submitter who has nursing related projects enhancing patient outcomes, nursing practice, or the nursing work environment.
  • Submissions may not be from groups or persons with commercial interests.

Online Submission Steps and Instructions:

  1. Submission Requirements

    • Abstracts must be 2500 characters or less, exclusive of footnoted references.
    • Abstracts must be blinded - all references to the organizations and/or authors by name must be omitted from the title, program description, and body of the abstract in order to ensure a fair, unbiased review process.
    • Abstracts must evidence nursing staff or management activities related to one of the topic areas and focus on one or more conference learning goals/outcomes. Abstracts must include the purpose and description of the nursing initiative, implementation strategies, evaluation of the impact/effectiveness on the organization, and implications for nursing practice.
  2. Review and Selection

    Each abstract will be evaluated through a blinded, peer review process. Abstracts will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
    • Presentation of Abstract: grammar, spelling, clarity
    • Content: substantive, current, of interest to potential attendees, outcomes presented
    • Relevance to 2018 ANCC National Magnet Conference®
    • Relevance to the conference learning outcomes
  3. Presenter Requirements

    If accepted for presentation, all abstract presenters must:
    • Submit required forms in electronic format as directed by the deadlines given.
    • Register for and attend the conference. Unfortunately, ANCC is unable to discount or waive registration costs for presenters.
    • Assume all costs related to travel, accommodations, and registration.

        Poster presenters will be required to:
      • Submit the final electronic version of the poster in PDF format by July 2, 2018, 5:00 p.m. ET.
      • Once the final version of the presentation is submitted and approved, no changes can be made.
      • Bring their poster to the conference for display.
      • Be present to answer questions during designated times as part of the conference continuing education program.

        Podium presenters will be required to:
      • Speak for 50 minutes minimum, followed by 10 minutes of Q&A. All sessions must be 60 minutes in total length in order to fulfill CE requirements.
      • Certain abstracts may be accepted for a 20 minute paired presentation.
      • Once the final version of the presentation is submitted and approved, no changes can be made.
      • Submit the final version of their slide presentation by July 2, 2018, 5:00 p.m. ET.
  4. General Instructions

    Submitters must complete submissions through the online submission website. The website details all abstract submission information and walks submitters through the process step-by-step. Submitters must complete submissions by Monday, December 11, 2017. Note: ANCC will review only completed applications.

    The 2018 ANCC National Magnet Conference® will be held in Denver, CO, October 24-26, 2018.

    We look forward to receiving your submission and seeing you on stage at the 2018 ANCC National Magnet Conference®!

Begin a submission (Deadline: Monday, December 11, 2017, 11:59pm Eastern)