The National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers 2022 Annual Conference will bring together in-person and virtual modalities to fully engage nursing and healthcare leaders throughout the country. Participants will share cutting edge models of practice, data analytics and innovations in nursing education to change the nursing workforce game and address the critical workforce development issues facing our nation.

Sessions will highlight innovative and transformational ways that states approach recruitment & retention, models of nursing education, expansion of public health, nurse well-being, and diversity, equity, and inclusion through the lens of data. The objective is to identify solutions to challenges created by the pandemic and address the impact to healthcare and nursing into the future.

General Conference Purpose:

Join the team at the 2022 conference as we pitch lessons learned, action steps taken, and solutions that arose from the COVID19 pandemic and is changing the nursing workforce game. Whether you are a workforce researcher, academic, healthcare administrator, or direct care nurse this grand slam of a conference will enable you to challenge traditional models of nursing practice in a post-COVID world. Explore through data the ways that states approached recruitment and retention, nursing education, public health, nurse well-being, and diversity, equity, and inclusion to meet the needs of the pandemic and how it will change nursing into the future. Don’t strike out, register today!

Conference Objectives:

  1. Describe lessons learned from the pandemic for recruiting and retaining nurses in a post-COVID world
  2. Describe opportunities and challenges in transforming nursing education that emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic
  3. Examine the evolving role of nurses in public health emergencies
  4. Explore the role of nurses in providing primary, community-based, and preventative services to support the transformation of the current health system
  5. Identify effective strategies for fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion in nursing practice, education, and the workforce.
  6. Evaluate work environments and cultures that promote nurse well-being and that will lead to a more robust workforce
  7. Emerging topics or current trends/issues in nursing workforce
Conference Abstracts are due February 15th, 2022
All proposals submitted will be blind reviewed and considered by a peer review committee for their potential contribution to the conference objectives.
Presenters will be notified of the outcome of the review committee by March 25, 2022, and must confirm their participation by April 1, 2022.
All presenters are expected to pay for their registration and travel expenses to the conference.
Contact hours will be awarded for these presentations, and, therefore the proposal will include two learner objectives (see the next section).
Proposals must select a podium or poster presentation. Presentations will be scheduled for either 25 or 50 minute sessions including time allowed for questions and answers. You may indicate a preference on your abstract form but the final determination will be made by the selection committee. LCD projectors will be available for the presentations.
Proposals not accepted for presentation may be asked to do a poster presentation.

Selection Criteria

All proposals submitted will be blind reviewed and considered by a peer review committee for their potential contribution to the conference objectives. Abstract submissions will be rated on the following:

  • Overall quality
  • Applicability to conference objectives
  • Approach or method
  • Outcomes or findings
Questions related to this call for abstracts can be sent to info@nursingworkforcecenters.org

Draft Agenda will be posted soon.

Keynote and Plenary speakers will be posted soon.

Sponsor and Exhibitor information will be posted soon.

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Conference Registration will open in February, 2022.