OADN Convention 2022 – Call For Abstracts

February 28, 2022

Podium Abstract Deadline: April 13, 2022.

Poster Abstracts are due May 31, 2022.

The Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) invites nurse educators, administrators, practitioners, and those interested in nursing education to submit abstracts for the OADN annual convention, planned for November 18 – 20 at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans. The call is for concurrent sessions (50 minutes) and posters.

The convention theme this year, “Owning Your Influence,” will focus on the profound impact each nurse educator has on nursing innovation, leadership, professional development, health equity, quality care, advocacy, and the future nursing workforce. Nursing faculty and administrators are continuously navigating changing educational and practice environments to ensure that the nursing workforce can meet healthcare delivery needs. As transformational leaders embedded in every community, it is vitally important that you own your influence and take credit for your important role and contributions.

OADN wants to hear your story. Each of you plays an integral role in the future of the profession through your influential voice and actions. You are designing new systems and approaches for preparing the nursing students of today for their future professional practice. Your influence is wielded in the classroom and clinical experiences through direct engagement with students. You lead groups of faculty and individuals on campus, in your communities, across your states, and within the nation. This story can be told from the perspective of an individual nurse educator, or a group of educators, deans/directors, clinical coordinators, simulationists, practice partners, regulators, or community stakeholders.  How have you, or you and colleagues together, used your story and experience as a nurse educator to impact change?

Abstracts that present well-designed demonstration projects, particularly those that are evidence-based or include data are preferred. Abstracts that include theoretical frameworks and meta-analysis are strongly encouraged to include a robust component that demonstrates application in ADN education and/or other settings.

The OADN Membership has requested topics that include:

  • Identify existing barriers and propose strategies to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in nursing education
  • Foster healthy working environments and nurse well-being
  • Identify innovative approaches to clinical learning experiences, particularly in efforts to address lack of traditional clinical placements
  • Share technology advances in simulation and virtual simulation
  • Discuss strategies to build inclusive learning communities
  • Identify new methods of curriculum redesign
  • Fostering clinical judgment in preparation for the Next Generation NCLEX
  • Transition to practice initiatives
  • Expand access to education through creative academic progression and other strategies
  • Promote strategies to generate and support nurse leaders, who will or are already contributing to a changing health care system regionally, nationally, and globally
  • Leadership practices or initiatives that have transformed nursing program management, faculty, curricula, or learning outcomes
  • Innovative partnerships between educational institutions, practice partners, regulators and/or other stakeholders that address workforce needs and preparedness

A maximum of four presenters will be considered with your abstract submission.  All presenters are required to register and pay as an attendee for the convention.

We encourage all those submitting a podium abstract to additionally submit your abstract as poster abstract, as well. This will allow your abstract to be considered as a poster if it is not selected for podium presentation. The submissions may be identical.


To submit an abstract, complete the appropriate form via the links below:

Podium Submission Link

Poster Submission Link

Deadline to submit Podium Abstracts is April 13, 2022. Poster Abstracts are due May 31, 2022.

If you need assistance with your submission, please contact the OADN National Office at oadn@oadn.org