College of Nursing

Annual Scholarly Works Conference

The conference will be held October 16, 2017 at BYU's Wilkinson Center.

The theme is "Life on Purpose"

General Information

Submission Deadline

September 11, 2017 at 5:00pm MST.

Abstract Selection and Notification

The Conference Committee will review and select abstracts for podium and poster presentations. If your abstract is accepted for presentation, you will be notified via email by September 18, 2017. Detailed guidelines for podium presentations and posters will be provided with the acceptance e-mail including the assigned time and location of the presentation. If the abstract has more than one author, the contact person is asked to share the information with the other author(s).

Call for Abstracts

The Brigham Young University College of Nursing invites submission of abstracts to be considered for podium or poster presentations at the Annual Scholarly Works and Contribution to the Discipline Conference to be held October 16, 2017 at Brigham Young University. Abstracts of completed projects, including nursing research, educational strategies, clinical practice innovations, ethical issues, or practical nursing issues will be considered.

Abstract Preparation

Abstracts should be single-spaced with 1" margins, and limited to 400 words. The abstract should include a statement of preference for podium, poster, or either podium or poster. 

a. Research abstracts should include:

  • Title
  • Author(s) (including e-mail of first author)
  • Purpose
  • Research question(s) / hypotheses
  • Methodology: setting, sample, design, instruments, procedures, data analysis
  • Findings
  • Implications for Nursing
  • Conclusion

b. Clinical project abstracts should include:

  • Title
  • Author(s) (including e-mail of first author)
  • Purpose
  • Description and evaluation of project
  • Implications for Nursing
  • Conclusion

c. Education project abstracts should include: 

  • Title
  • Author(s) (including e-mail of first author)
  • Purpose
  • Description and evaluation of project
  • Implications for Nursing
  • Conclusion

d. Time allotted for podium presentation depends on the number of abstracts accepted. Maximum time is 20 minutes which includes a 5-minute question-answer period.

e. Guidelines for posters will be provided with the acceptance e-mail. Awards will be given to the top posters in each of the three categories; research, clinical practice, and education.

f. If you have questions contact:

Janelle L. B. Macintosh
Chair, Scholarly Works Council
Brigham Young University College of Nursing
e-mail: janelle-macintosh@byu.edu

Abstract Submission

Mail Abstracts to:
Cherie Top
Research and Graduate Secretary
Brigham Young University College of Nursing
400 SWKT Provo, UT 84602

E-mail Abstracts as an attachment in Word format to: nursing-graduate@byu.edu