CFS: Educating Students for Geriatric Care (NLN Journal)

Nursing Education Perspectives will publish a special edition on Educating Students for Geriatric Care, guest edited by two leading scholars in geriatric nursing education. Manuscript Submissions Due August 31, 2011

Nursing Education Perspectives, the National League for Nursing’s respected peer-reviewed research journal, has issued a call for manuscripts to be considered for publication in a special edition slated for spring 2012. The theme, “Educating Students for Geriatric Care,” is one of today’s hot topics in nursing education. Given the aging of the Baby Boomer generation, there is a predicted need in the decades ahead for greater numbers of geriatric clinicians. NEP editor Joyce Fitzpatrick and Leslie Block, the managing editor, have announced two leading scholars in geriatric care research and pedagogy will serve as guest editors for the edition: Mathy Mezey, EdD, RN, FAAN and Meredith Wallace Kazer, PhD, APRN, A/GNP-BC. Drs. Mezey and Kazer will invite their own selected a panel of peer reviewers, also known for their scholarship in the arena of geriatric care in nursing education, to evaluate manuscripts for publication. Research articles are sought on such topics as:

  • chronic care management,
  • evaluation of functional and cognitive assessment,
  • use of simulation to teach care of older adults,
  • use of situational decision-making to promote safe environments for care,
  • attitude development, and
  • other studies that provide evidence of effective teaching models that promote care of older adults.

Brief articles for the Innovation Center on strategies that make the teaching of geriatric care attractive to nursing students are encouraged, as well. Manuscripts must be submitted by August 31, 2011. Prospective authors are urged to review the Author Guidelines found on the NLN website at: For more information, please contact NEP managing editor Leslie Block at  or 212-812-0308.


CFS: Nursing Ed (Contemporary Nurse)

A special issue of Contemporary Nurse, Volume 38, Issue 1 (April 2011). Edited by Professor Debra Jackson, University of Western Sydney, Australia and Professor Roger Watson, University of Sheffield, UK and Professor Tom Mason, University of Chester, UK

Papers are invited for this special second edition of Contemporary Nurse devoted to Advances in Nurse Education. Topics may include, but need not be limited to:

  • The art and practice of nurse education
  • Clinical education in nursing
  • Meeting the needs of diverse student groups
  • Nurse education technologies, such as on-line learning, blended learning, and high fidelity simulation
  • Approaches to curriculum development and reform
  • Workforce issues in nurse education
  • Indigenous perspectives in nurse education
  • Preparing nurses for multicultural practice
  • Advanced practice nurse education
  • Nursing and interdisciplinary education
  • The concept of lifelong learning in nursing
  • Ethical aspects of nurse education
  • Historical influences on contemporary nurse education
  • Integrating consumer perspectives in nurse education
  • Postgraduate education in nursing
  • Ongoing professional development in nursing
  • Graduate experiences and transition
  • Research higher degree supervision and training
  • Doctoral education in nursing

Authors should observe Author Guidelines at  and submit electronically via  indicating in the cover email that it is for the Special Issue of Contemporary Nurse on Nursing Education – 2E. All submissions will be subject to double blind peer review.

Closing date for submissions: 31 October 2010

CFP: NLN 5th Annual Tech Conference

The National League for Nursing Fifth Annual Technology Conference: “Health Information Technology; Meaningful Uses in Nursing Education” October 29-31, 2010, Fairbanks Hall on the Indiana University Campus, Indianapolis, IN

The NLN Technology Conference showcases state-of-the-art applications of simulation, e-learning, informatics, and telehealth. Learn about the federally funded HRSA HITS Scholar Program, Second Life, and more. When you are current on developments in technology and informatics, you will be able to prepare students to function in today’s technology-rich health care environment.


Abstract submissions are invited for research projects and innovative teaching strategies using technology. Topics include, but are not limited to, e-learning, simulation, telehealth, and integration of informatics into the curriculum.

Review and Selection Process for the 2010 Technology Conference. All abstracts will be peer reviewed through a competitive selection process. Submissions must identify contact information – email, affiliation, and phone number – for the primary presenter, and the name and credentials of any co-presenters. Please be advised that communications from the NLN will be only with the primary presenter, and this person will be expected to communicate with co-presenters, if applicable.

Abstracts must be submitted to the NLN via the online process no later than 4:00 pm (EST) on August 20, 2010. Please note that a confirmation of successful receipt by the NLN will pop-up immediately after you click the Submit button. Please print that pop-up message for your records. If you do not receive the pop up message that your abstract submission was received, please email Caren Goodwin at  to receive assistance with your submission. The NLN strongly recommends early submission of abstracts for the Technology Conference as the submission deadline is strictly enforced. Abstracts received by the stated deadline will be circulated to a team of reviewers for blind review, and decisions about selection will be made by September 15, 2010. If the primary presenter does not receive notification of a decision by September 15, 2010, please contact Caren Goodwin.

Abstract submission:

Abstracts: Geriatric Nursing, Education, Simulation Conference

Call for Abstracts

Geriatric Nursing, Education, and Clinical Simulation
April 2-3, 2009
Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Conference Center
Research Triangle Park, Durham, NC USA
Connecting the Dots
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing and Flinders University School of
Nursing and Midwifery located in Adelaide, Australia invite you to submit an abstract to this international
conference that will address the growing need for nurses with geriatric nursing competencies. The core
mission of this conference is to share innovations, new initiatives, trends, and research in geriatric
nursing education. Individual peer-reviewed paper presentations and poster sessions related to trends
and innovations in geriatric nursing education will be featured. Notice of acceptance will be no later
than January 15, 2009. Presenters must register for the conference by February 1, 2009 to be included
in the program.
Submission Guidelines
Submit abstracts to e-mail address: between September 15, 2008 and
November 15, 2008
. All abstracts must be camera-ready and include a separate cover page.
Cover Page
• List each author in order with name, credentials, employer, city, state, country, contact
address, e-mail, telephone number, and fax number for each author
• Indicate contact author
• Indicate abstract content area:
A. Trends in aging: effects on nursing education
B. Innovations in geriatric nursing education
C. Preparing the new nursing workforce in geriatric nursing education (emphasis
on research-based methodologies)
D. Integrating simulation and other technologies into geriatric nursing curriculum
E. Academic clinical partnerships in best practice geriatric nursing care
Abstract Instructions
• Center the title in caps at top of page with the author(s) and affiliation(s) below the title
• Must be in English, maximum 350 words, 12 pt. Times New Roman font
• List four keywords at the bottom of the abstract
Details about the conference will be posted to the Connecting the Dots website at

Call for Submissions: Geriatrics, Simulation

Geriatric Nursing, Education, and Clinical Simulation
April 2-3, 2009

International conference with geriatric leaders as keynote speakers, paper presentations, poster sessions, and networking time!
Small group work with human patient simulators and standardized patients!
Call for Abstracts coming soon!
Submission Deadline: November 10, 2008
Loca tion: Sheraton Imperial Hotel, Research Triangle Park, Durham, North Carolina
Co-Hosts: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing and Flinders University School of Nursing and Midwifery, Adelaide, South Australia
This conference is supported in part by a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, the Bureau of Health Professions, Division of Nursing under #D62HP01913, Comprehensive Geriatric Education Program, from 2003-2009.