New Hampshire Nurses Association

Call for Quality Improvement Project Abstracts

Posted 6 months ago by Joan Widmer

The deadline for submitting Quality Improvement Abstracts has been extended to March 1, 2019.  Thank you to those nurses who have already submitted abstracts, but we want to hear from more of you.  If you have worked on a quality improvement project in the past two years, or are currently working on one, please consider sharing this project at our upcoming Innovation & Quality Improvment Conference.  See below for more information.

The New Hampshire Nurses Association and Saint Anselm College are jointly hosting a conference on Innovation & Quality Improvement on May 2, 2019. Our Keynote speaker will be Bonnie Clipper, Director of Innovation and Nursing Practice at the American Nurses Association. Other speakers include Kate Collopy, Director of Nursing Education, Research & innovation at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital and Fiona Wilson, UNH Center for Social Innovation & Enterprise. We are providing time in the program’s agenda for the presentation of four to six quality improvement projects from around the state. We are looking for nurses who are working on quality improvement projects, and/or who have recently completed a quality improvement project, to present their project at this conference.

New Hampshire Nurses Association and Saint Anselm College invite you to submit an abstract on your Quality Improvement Project for presentation at the Innovation & Quality Improvement Conference to be held on May 2, 2019 at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH. The Planning Committee welcomes abstracts from nurse researchers, primary investigators, nurse leaders, clinical nurses, and/or nursing students in order to share current areas of study and inquiry designed to enhance the body of knowledge in professional nursing.

The goals of this conference are to:

  • Share information on how nurse driven innovation is changing nursing care.
  • Share current investigations in the area of quality improvement.
  • Inspire nurses and nursing students to enhance their knowledge and understanding of evidence based practice and quality improvement as applies to nursing
  • Inspire nurses and nursing students to be visionary leaders skilled in incorporating best practice and outcomes measurement into clinical practice.

Abstract Required Information Form

All abstracts have a word count limit of 350 words. The total word count does NOT include the information at the top of the abstract or the headings in the body. All abstracts must be submitted by February 15, 2019.

Required Format for Quality Improvement Abstracts:

  1. Title for the quality improvement project
  2. Primary Investigator(s) name and credentials
  3. Institution/Hospital affiliation, city and state
  4. Co-investigator(s) name and credentials
  5. Body of the abstract to include the following:
    1. Introduction
    2. Identification of the Problem
    3. EBP Question/Purpose of the QI Project
    4. Methods/Evidence
    5. Significance of Findings/Outcomes
    6. Implications for nurses and future investigation

Submitting an Abstract

  1. Conflict of interest disclosure will be completed for each individual submitting.
  2. Spell out abbreviations, acronyms, or initials with first use.
  3. Proofread submission carefully to ensure correct spelling and grammar.
  4. Use the following guidelines for formatting and submitting your abstract:
    1. Abstracts should be single-spaced. Please use a 12-point font. The following margins must be used: top 1 inch; bottom 1 inch; left 1 inch; right 1 inch.
    2. The title should be printed in Bold Letters, followed by the primary investigator's name, credentials, and institution. You may list more than one primary investigator.
    3. The primary investigator(s) must be clearly identified. The first name, last name, and credentials should be included. Institution, city and state should follow the primary investigator's name. List co-investigators including their first name, last name and credentials.
    4. The body is not to exceed 350 words. The demographic information and topic headings do not count into the body word count.
    5. Submit two copies of the abstract: one copy must be anonymous for peer review purposes and one copy must have complete identification, indicating the primary investigator(s) and all co-investigators. Include credentials.
    6. Submissions will only be accepted via email. Email: Attach both copies of the abstract and email to the New Hampshire Nurses Association at  Please be sure to include the words "Abstract Submission" in the subject line of your email.


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