CFP: Healthy Work Environments (STTI)

The Call for Abstracts is open! Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International

Creating Healthy Work Environments | JW Marriott Indianapolis ● Indiana, USA ● 12 -14 April 2013

 Submission deadline: 14 November 2012

Submit an abstract:

Abstracts are invited that demonstrate a direct link to the theme Creating Healthy Work Environments and to the overall objectives of the program. Oral and poster presentations will serve as a networking arena to bring together students, academicians, clinicians, and volunteers to address the creating and sustaining a healthy work environment. Based on the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Standards for Establishing and Sustaining Health Work Environments, STTI asks that abstracts are submitted that reference the six essential standards of a healthy work environment. Please review the Guidelines for Electronic Abstract Submission before submitting an abstract. All submitted abstracts will be reviewed by a blind peer-review process. Please read the Presenter Acceptance Policy regarding presenter expectations before submitting an abstract.

Topics for Submission — Abstracts are encouraged from clinical and academic settings for parallel tracks focused on the following categories:

  • Skilled Communication – Creating a culture of safety and excellence requires nurses and organizations to prioritize not only interprofessional communication skills within and across disciplines but also expertise in one-on-one professional development. Both are equally important in academic and clinical settings. (keywords: mentoring, precepting, networking, intercultural communication)
  • True Collaboration – True collaboration respects the unique knowledge and abilities of each professional which leads to safe, quality care. (keywords: incivility, bullying, interdisciplinary collaboration, intradisciplinary collaboration, workplace violence, conflict management, conflict resolution).
  • Effective Decision Making – Nurses must be valued and committed partners in directing and evaluating clinical care and in leading managerial operations. In day-to-day management, appropriate use of technology – including data management, social media and research – contributes significantly to effective decision-making. (keywords: technology, quality improvement, policy, social media).
  • Appropriate Staffing – Skilled managers know creating an effective match between patient needs and nurse competencies is vital. These managers utilize operational and supervisory skills that help the nurse succeed. (keywords: management, operational, supervisory).
  • Academic Workloads – Administrators and faculty know creating an effective match between student needs and faculty expertise is essential. In addition, balancing workloads to allow time for teaching, scholarship and service is important for faculty success. (keywords: education, faculty).
  • Meaningful Recognition – Nurses must be recognized for the value each contributes to the organization. Additionally, professionals know achievements and credentials can direct nurses to leadership opportunities, career advancement and other forms of acknowledgment for outstanding performance. (keywords: career development, achievements, certification, retention, recognition).
  • Authentic Leadership – Nurse leaders must fully embrace the imperative of a healthy work environment, authentically live it and engage others in its achievement. Through organizational and strategic leadership, they must demonstrate creativity, possess strategic vision and inspire others to create and maintain a healthy work environment. (keywords: moral leadership, courage in nursing).

For more information, please contact or call 888.634.7575 (toll-free US/Canada) or +1.317.634.8171.



The 14th Annual Connecticut Collaborative ΣΘΤ Research Conference
April 3, 2009 ~ Hartford-Rocky Hill Marriott

Conference Theme: Restoring the Heart and Soul of Nursing
Keynote Speaker: Jean Watson, PhD, AHN-BC,RN, FAAN

Conference Objectives: 1. Explore the impact of caring in nursing; 2. Analyze the juxtaposition of caring and healing in supporting global health; 3. Examine the contemporary knowledge on caring and healing for application to nursing care.

Please send your abstract of 300 words or less by email to Abstracts should relate to conference theme and objectives. Please submit 2 copies of abstract (one without identifying information, and one with name, credentials, contact information, and STTI chapter), formatted with 12 pt., Times New Roman font and one inch margins. Additionally, include two measureable learning objectives with your abstract and specify preference for podium or poster presentation. Research may be quantitative, qualitative, or philosophical (ethical, theoretical).

Sigma Theta Tau/VHINL Online Research Access

Sigma Theta Tau International offers free online access to nursing research through the International Virginia Henderson Nursing Library (VHINL). This electronic library is available to both Sigma members and non-members alike. Through the library’s Registry of Nursing Research database, individuals have access to research study and conference abstracts. In addition, primary investigators can be contacted for more information about how to obtain full-text versions of their study. The library also includes links for evidence-based practice, grants and funding sources, and general nursing resources. Currently, over 32,000 searchable studies and research abstracts populate the library. See .