Call for Abstracts for RCN Education Forum National Conference and Exhibition 2018

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) is now inviting abstract submissions for their ‘Partners in Practice: Nurses Working Together Through Change, RCN Education Forum National Conference and Exhibition 2018′. 

The conference will take place on Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 March at Newcastle Civic Centre and will bring together around 300 delegates from across the UK who are interested in advancing nursing education and practice. It will provide a platform to share innovative work at national level and networking opportunities will enable individuals to generate ideas and discover best practice.

Who can submit

Anyone with an interest in nursing education and practice covering the academic and practice settings, who has something innovative to share on a national platform. RCN members and non-members, nurses and allied health professionals are encouraged to submit including those from the public and private sectors. The conference offers a friendly and supportive atmosphere so is ideal for a first time through to experienced presenters.

How to submit

Abstract submissions will close at midnight on Monday 23 October 2017. For further details on abstract themes and to submit visit www.rcn.org.uk/RCNED18

Benefits of presenting your abstract include:

  • Have your research recognised by your peers and receive constructive review
  • Demonstrate your initiative and commitment to the future of nurse education
  • A learning opportunity to develop your communication and presenting skills
  • Accrue up to 17 hours of CPD at the conference
  • An excellent opportunity for networking, expanding your knowledge and promoting your work within the UK and around the globe

What’s on the conference agenda

With Brexit, the emergence of new roles and routes into nursing, changes to the student bursary in England, and developing draft standards for nursing education, change is at the forefront of the nursing professions agenda like never before. The theme of this year’s conference – working together through change – aims to demonstrate how challenge can be used to spur creativity and be a springboard to improving standards.

Glenn Turp, Regional Director for RCN Northern Region, will update on the work being carried out at regional level. There will be updates on the wider national picture and eminent keynote speakers will be discussing current challenges and changes in nursing education. Keep an eye on the website for details as they appear in the coming weeks.

If you require any further support and guidance submitting an abstract or have any additional questions about the conference please contact Liz Russ education@rcn.org.uk  

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