Call for Abstracts: Pursuing Radical Transformation in Nursing Education Conference

The Duke University School of Nursing’s Institute for Educational Excellence is currently accepting abstract submissions for podium/oral presentations at the 7th annual Pursuing Radical Transformation in Nursing Education conference. The conference will take place on March 30-31, 2017 at the Duke University School of Nursing in Durham, North Carolina. Each podium/oral presentation will be 45 minutes, that we expect will include at least 10 minutes of dialogue with participants. 


Abstracts may describe completed projects/initiatives or those currently underway, and should address creative teaching strategies, new assessment methods, course and curriculum initiatives, innovations related to student engagement or success, pedagogical research studies, scholarly projects related to nursing education, or any other topics that would be of interest to nurse educators in any or all types of programs (practical nurse, diploma, associate degree, baccalaureate, or graduate).


The online abstract submission format provides word-limited sections to address the following areas:

  1. Title
  2. Purpose or Goal of the project/initiative
  3. Background or Summary of why this project/initiative is important to nursing education
  4. Method of the research study or Description of the strategies used to develop/implement the project/initiative
  5. Results … Key research study findings or Description of what was learned through the project/initiative
  6. Conclusions and Implications for Nursing Education

The abstract must not contain any identifying information to allow for a blind review.


Abstracts are to be submitted online through the following link: and must be posted by 11:59 p.m. on December 20, 2016.

Questions about the abstract submission process should be directed to Tina Johnson via e-mail ( or phone (919.684.9366).


Abstracts will be evaluated through a blind review process.

Authors will be notified of the status of their submission no later than January 13, 2017.


The primary presenter for each abstract selected for a presentation will receive a reduced conference registration fee.  Any co-presenters will be expected to pay the full conference registration fee.

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