Call for poster abstracts

October 19, 2018

WSNA is the leading voice and advocate for nurses in Washington, providing representation and training that allow nurses to reach their full professional potential and focus on caring for patients. As the state’s premier professional nursing organization, we seek to advance nursing knowledge by providing and promoting access to evidence-based research and practice developments.

If you have led a quality improvement project, influenced change in nursing practice through innovation, implemented a new care delivery model, promoted the field of nursing and/or nursing practice through your leadership performance or conducted original research, WSNA invites you to submit a poster abstract for presentation at the Biennial Nurses Convention to be held May 1-3, 2019, at the Tulalip Resort and Convention Center.

The conference will feature the theme “Transforming Health Through the Power of Nursing” by sharing the latest advances in research, practice, technology, health care delivery and leadership, and we invite nurses who have been transforming nursing practice to share their findings and experience!

General poster abstract information

WSNA welcomes poster abstract submissions from members and nonmembers using the fully automated online system at Accepted poster abstracts will be published online at

General poster abstract criteria

Poster abstract content must support WSNA priority agenda topics such as evidence-based practice, leadership, research, ethics, public policy and advanced practice. All research, evidence-based solutions and best practice poster abstracts must have been completed with documented outcomes prior to online submission.

Poster abstracts will not be edited for content. Abstracts are limited to 1,200 words, excluding the title and should contain all six of the following elements:

  1. Title – Title of project or research
  2. Purpose — What was the intent or goal of the project or study? What did you want to learn?
  3. Background/Significance — What was the problem and why was it important? What knowledge are you building on?
  4. Method — What was the design? What was the sample? What instruments were used? What was the intervention or practice change? How was data collected and analyzed?
  5. Results — What were the findings? What was the impact on nursing practice and/or clinical outcomes?
  6. Conclusions — What do the findings or your research or outcomes of your project mean? What are the implications for clinical practice and/or care delivery?

Poster submission:

Poster Abstract Submission Deadline: January 31, 2019

Acceptance Notification: February 28, 2019