CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: The Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS) is now accepting research abstracts for the 2012 National State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research | Conference Dates and Location: September 13-15, 2012, Washington Hilton Hotel, Washington, DC

General guidelines for submission of abstracts: Papers, posters and symposia will be selected that best exemplify the state of nursing science in the particular area in which the work was completed. Only abstracts derived from completed research will be accepted. Abstracts should clearly specify the contributions of the work to the current state of nursing science. Areas of special interest include research technologies and health innovation. We encourage Authors to submit multiple abstracts due to an increase in presentation opportunities at this years meeting.

Review and selection: The 2012 Abstract Review Committee will determine the final selection of abstracts based on scores and recommendations from peer reviewers. Reviews will be completed based on submitter-identified abstract categories. Abstracts must be submitted electronically via the online process which can be accessed at  or by visiting the Council’s website at:

Timeline: The online abstract submission process ends at 11:59 PM (EST) on February 15, 2012. The review process will begin in late February and announcements are scheduled to take place in May/June 2012.

For more information: The abstract submission process is self-explanatory once you arrive on the website–click on the ‘Submit New Abstract’ box and begin the process. You are able to go in and edit your abstract through February 15 by clicking on the ‘Edit Previous Submission’ box. After February 15, the abstract is considered final and will be reviewed based on the content provided. If you should have specific questions that are not addressed please email:  For additional conference information, you are also encouraged to visit the Council’s website at

Your 250-word abstract should include:

  • Title: A brief statement of the nature of the investigation or purpose of the project.
  • Authors: All authors and affiliations.
  • Aims: The overall purpose, research question, or study hypothesis.
  • Methods: The study or project design and methods (sample, procedures, measures, and/or data analysis).
  • Results: The study or project findings or products.
  • Conclusions: The overall impact of findings and relevance to nursing or healthcare science.

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