2012 Research Symposium Call for Abstracts



Center for Nursing Research, Sigma Theta Tau International Alpha Nu Chapter and Continuing Education in Nursing and Health Care

sponsors the Annual Research Symposium: 

Nursing Research: People, Places and Passion

Tuesday, March 27, 2012
4:00 P.M. – 7: 00 P.M.


Conference Location:    

Villanova University – Connelly Center – Villanova Room

Research Submission:    

Completed research and evidence-based projects that focus on:
o    Clinical excellence
o    Nursing education
o    Health care leadership
Studies in any stage of development will be considered for posters.  

Selection Criteria:    

Abstracts should include: purpose, significance, population, methodology, data analysis, conclusion and recommendations for research and/or practice.


Abstracts should be single-spaced and limited to one page in length. The title page should include: title of research; name(s) and credentials of author(s); current position; mailing address, email address and phone number of author who is to be notified regarding selection. Specify consideration for paper/poster or either.

Submission Deadline:    

Abstracts should be submitted electronically no later than January 12, 2012 to suzanne.smeltzer@villanova.edu .


The decision of the Abstract Review Committee will be communicated to the applicants by February 1, 2012

Contact information for submission guidelines:    

Suzanne C. Smeltzer, EdD, RN, FAAN
   Professor and Director, Center for Nursing Research
    Villanova University College of Nursing
    800 Lancaster Avenue
    Villanova, PA  19085-1690
    (610) 519-6828

CE statement:

Villanova University College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Contact hours will be awarded.