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Kaleidoscope of Nursing Scholarship Day, Cancelled - Abstracts NOW due April 24, 2020 by 5PM

| Jan Adams

Sigma Delta Phi Chapter
Kaleidoscope of Nursing Scholarship Day - Cancelled

Call for Abstracts (Abstracts NOW due April 24, 2020 at 5PM)

Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, the difficult decision was made to cancel the Kaleidoscope of Nursing Scholarship Day originally scheduled for May 8th. However, nursing students, faculty/staff, and community partners are still invited to submit abstracts. We know that many of you have already done significant work to create abstracts for the day. To support the dissemination of your scholarly work, we will be creating a book of abstracts that will be e-mailed out to the College of Nursing and Health Sciences students and faculty/staff and Delta-Phi membership. Additionally, we will be working to post the abstracts on our various websites.

For DNP students, the book of abstracts will constitute a second form of dissemination for the purposes of your DNP Project requirement, as long as your adviser approves (approval has been received from the Nursing Graduate Programs Director). Undergraduate students engaged in faculty-student collaborative projects are invited to continue to submit abstracts of their work, as well.

For UW-Eau Claire undergraduate and graduate students, the faculty or project adviser must approve the abstract prior to submission and be copied on the electronic e-mail submission.

The abstract submission deadline has been extended to Wednesday, April 24, 2020 by 5 PM.

Guidelines for the abstract and its submission are as follows:

  • Abstracts shall not exceed 250 words in length, not including the title, names of authors, and affiliations. They should be typed, double-spaced, with one-inch margins.
  • To enable a blind review, a 2-page abstract submission is requested. Components of the abstract submission are as follows:

Cover page – page 1

  • Title of the presentation – no more than 20 words long
  • Author information
  • First author’s name, e-mail address, and affiliation (University or other organization)
  • If the first author is a student, please specify undergraduate, MSN, or DNP student.
  • Co-Authors’ names and e-mail addresses for each
  • The faculty or project adviser’s name and e-mail address, if the first author is a student

Abstract – page 2

  • Title of the presentation – please repeat the title since the cover page will be separated from page 2 for purposes of a blind review.
  • Background and rationale – briefly provide some background and a rationale for the study or project. What do readers need to know before they can understand why the study or project was conducted?
  • Aim – state the overall purpose of the project; include the research or clinical question(s), if applicable.
  • Design and methodology – briefly describe the design and methodology used (or being used) for the study or project. What protocol or process was or is being followed?
  • Results – describe the most significant findings you have to date. If this is a quality improvement or practice change project, were the outcomes met or is the work still in progress?
  • Conclusions – interpret your results for a broader audience; how do your results or findings affect nursing practice, nursing education, or the nursing profession? If you do not have results yet, what do you hope to do with the findings?

Student authors must obtain their project adviser’s approval before submitting the abstract. Evidence of approval is via an e-mail abstract submission by the student that copies the adviser. Note that abstracts will not be edited by the Delta Phi Chapter and will be printed as submitted; therefore, please carefully proof the submission.

If the abstract contains symbols, please submit a separate PDF file of the abstract to preserve the integrity of symbols during electronic transmission.

The first author is asked to submit an electronic copy of the abstract with cover page to Delta Phi Chapter President Elect Dr. Dalete Mota;; students must copy their faculty or project adviser on the e-mail submission.

*Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing is now known as Sigma.