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2022 Kaleidoscope of Nursing Scholarship Day Call for Abstracts

Nursing students, faculty/staff, and community partners are invited to submit abstracts for paper (oral) and poster presentations for Delta Phi Chapter’s Kaleidoscope of Nursing Scholarship Day, which will be held on Friday afternoon, May 6, 2022 on the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire campus in Eau Claire. Abstracts on all nursing-related topics will be accepted for review. Topics may include examples of practice innovation, theory application, policy development, research, and quality improvement. We strongly urge nurses in the community to present.

UW-Eau Claire MSN students may present a paper or poster in lieu of a presentation at the Student Scholarly Project Day. UW-Eau Claire DNP students may present a paper or poster as a second form of DNP Project dissemination; DNP students are still required, however, to give an oral presentation at the DNP Project Day. Undergraduate students engaged in faculty-student collaborative projects are invited to present 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.

Paper presentations will be 20 minutes in length, followed by 5 minutes for questions and answers.

Posters must not exceed 42 inches wide by 46 inches high in order to fit the poster display stands. Note that posters printed on campus through Learning and Technology Services are limited to 42 by 46 inches.

The abstract submission deadline is Friday, April 1, 2022 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
        • Statement of whether the abstract is to be considered for a paper or poster presentation
    • 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 Secretary Dr. Debra Jansen; jansenda@uwec.edu; 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.