Call for Abstracts - Annual Nursing Science & Innovation Conference

UCLA School of Nursing and UCLA Health Nursing are now accepting abstract submissions for podium (oral) and poster presentations for the 20th Annual UCLA Nursing Science and Innovation (NSI) Conference at UCLA Covel Commons on May 22, 2024. The theme of the conference is Celebrating 20 Years of Evidence-Based Practice, Research, and Innovation. Authors are encouraged to submit abstracts on all aspects of current and emerging nursing, health and community issues.

Questions about abstract submissions may be directed to [email protected].


Abstracts must be submitted online as blinded versions by 11:59 PM/PST on Friday, April 19, 2024. Submission of an abstract constitutes a commitment by the presenting author to present their work if the abstract is accepted and permission for inclusion in program materials to be distributed for the conference. 

Submit Your Abstract

Please submit your abstract electronically at: 


Abstracts will be considered for poster and podium presentations.

Eligibility — The following abstract submissions will be considered:

  • Completed studies, projects, and initiatives will be considered for podium and poster presentation;
  • Works-in-progress may be submitted for poster presentation
  • Previously presented or published work
  • Completed within the last two years
  • Authors may include students, nurses and inter-disciplinary team members

Word Limit – Abstracts are limited to 300 words (excluding title, author names, affiliations, and references). 

Structured abstracts are required using the following headings:

  • Research/Innovations: Background, Purpose/Aims, Methods, Results, Conclusion, Implications.
  • Evidence Based Practice: Background and Significance of the Problem, Purpose/Objective, Evidence Synthesis/Recommendation, Practice Change and Implementation Strategy, Evaluation of Outcomes, Conclusion/Implications/Sustainability.
  • Quality Improvement: Problem Statement/Background, Purpose/Objective, Methodology, Evaluation of Outcomes, Conclusion/Implications/Sustainability
  • Literature Review: Background, Type of Review, Search Question/Strategy, Review Process, Synthesis of Findings, Conclusions, Implications.
  • Methodological/Conceptual/Theory Development: Purpose/Objective, Description of Theory/Method/Concept, Logic Linking Theory Method/Concept to Practice or Research, Conclusion

References are not required but may be included.


Abstracts will be judged by blinded peer review according to abstract type and evaluated based on scientific merit, clinical relevance, conceptual and methodological quality, innovation and novelty, and clarity.

Conference Registration

The primary presenter must register for the conference by May 3, 11:59 PM/PST. Additional costs associated with conference attendance and presentation will be the responsibility of the presenter. 

Poster Presentations

There will be a dedicated poster session in the early afternoon. Posters will be on display throughout the afternoon. Posters will not exceed 36” x 48" in landscape orientation. Poster presenters should be available to answer questions during this session. 

Podium Presentation

Podium presentations are generally programmed in 15 to 20-minute time slots, with 10 to 15 minutes for the presentation followed by 3 to 5 minutes for discussion and questions from the audience. 

Key Dates

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: April 19
  • Abstract Submission Notifications: April 26
  • Presenter Registration Deadline: May 3, 11:59 PM/PST
  • Poster Presenter - Poster Submission Deadline: May 6, 11:59 PM/PST
  • Podium Presenter - PowerPoint Submission Deadline: May 15, 11:59 PM/PST