Top Student Posters To Earn Monetary Awards – 1st Place $3,000 Prize

July 29, 2021

Deadline extended to October 11.
Students must be enrolled in a pre-licensure registered nursing program.  Graduate students are not eligible.

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Student Poster Abstract Submission Packet

CALL FOR STUDENT POSTERS – OADN CONVENTION 2021 – November 18 – 21, 2021

1st Place to receive a $3,000 award!

The Organization for Associate Degree Nursing invites students to submit abstracts for the OADN annual convention, with a monetary award presented to the top three submissions.

2020 was the Year of the Nurse – and a year that irrevocably changed both the world and the global nursing community. Our understanding of Covid-19’s impact, and the social inequities highlighted by the pandemic, continues to evolve, as too does nursing and nursing education. In that spirit, this year’s OADN convention theme is “The Power of Nursing Education to Move Beyond 2020.”

The objectives of this year’s conference are many. We’ll seek to identify existing barriers and propose strategies to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in nursing education. To foster healthy working environments and nurse well-being. To identify innovative approaches to clinical learning experiences, share technology advances and applications, discuss strategies to build inclusive learning communities, identify new methods of curriculum redesign and more.

Top consideration will be given to abstracts that present well-designed demonstration projects, particularly those that are evidence-based or include data. 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.

Specific topics suggested include, but are not limited to:

  • Fostering and demonstrating leadership in students, faculty, administrators and nurses in practice
  • Alternative and non-traditional clinical education sites
  • Innovative curricular redesign (ie. transition to online/distance, etc.)
  • Practicing in a team-based care environment
  • Changing nursing roles and practice environments
  • Using health data and technology for decision-making
  • Diversity and the workforce
  • Research and evidence-based practice
  • Expanding access to education through creative academic progression and other strategies



  • November 19: Set-up 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Poster Session 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm: All participants must be at their poster)
  • November 20: Posters need to be taken done by 12:30 pm


Deadline extended to October 11, 2021


Overall Selection Criteria

The Committee will review abstracts for student posters based on the following criteria:

  • Applicable to the convention theme “The Power of Nursing Education to Move Beyond 2020”
  • Originality of the topic/presentation
  • Organization of the poster
  • Application to practice or education



Student submissions will be eligible to receive a monetary award. The award, sponsored by OADN partner CastleBranch, will be provided to the top three submissions. The author of the winning abstract will receive $3,000; the runner up will be awarded $1,500; and honorable mention will receive $500.

  • First Prize: $3,000 .00
  • Second Prize: $1,500.00
  • Third Prize: $500.00


Abstract Submission Guidelines

  • Abstracts must be typed and single spaced
  • Title of the abstract should appear at the top
  • Abstracts must be in narrative form and not exceed 250 words
  • No identifying information in the body of the abstract


Your submission packet must include the following:

  • Presenter Information Form (1 copy)
  • Abstract (1 copy with student’s name)
  • Abstract (1 copy without student’s or educational affiliations’ name)


To enter, please email all submission documents to by September 20, 2021.