• Late Breaking call opens: September 29, 2023
  • Deadline for late breaking poster submissions: November 30, 2023
  • Applicants notified of status: Winter 2023
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Submission Tracks

NEW THIS YEAR Pre-licensure nursing students

Pre-licensure nursing students will be judged under a separate student track. At least one of the offered tracks will still need to be applicable to the submission. Licensed nurses can be included with pre-licensure nursing students in the submission.

Clinical Practice

This track describes new approaches to care, unusual cases, patient and/or family education, or literature reviews of best practices with a summary of the evidence.


This track describes innovative strategies used in educating nurses, in either academia or the practice setting.

Evidence-based Practice (EBP)

This track describes the process and outcomes resulting from the critical appraisal and use/translation of the best and most relevant research evidence related to a clinical question that directly influences pediatric nursing practice.

Quality Improvement (QI)

This track describes the process improvements and clinical quality outcomes resulting from the use of improvement science methodology that directly influences pediatric nursing practice.


This track describes systematic investigations designed to create new pediatric knowledge.

Leadership and Management

This track describes innovative projects/initiatives related to management of nursing staff or transformational leadership at all levels of nursing.

Information Technology

This track describes the application of systems for storing, retrieving, and sending information as applied to pediatric nursing.

Submission Resources

[pdf]  Abstract Criteria
[pdf] Abstract Reviewer Grading Rubric
Example Abstract
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