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RCN 2014 Annual International Nursing Research Conference

02 - 04 April 2014, Glasgow, Scotland, UK




About the conference

The RCN Research Society invites the submission of abstracts of contemporary research which make a new contribution to a body of knowledge in any of the following ways:

  • offer innovation in methodology
  • inform the development or effectiveness of nursing / healthcare / organizational interventions or arrangements
  • advance understanding of patient or user experience
  • inform debate in health policy or public health
  • advance knowledge in the field of improvement science
  • inform the development, effectiveness or planning of the nursing / healthcare / research workforce
  • investigate the preparation of the nursing and healthcare workforce
  • critically reflect on any of the above

The RCN Research Society is particularly interested in receiving abstracts concerning the health care needs of groups of people who are traditionally underrepresented in research, such as the black and minority ethnic (BME) and "seldom heard" communities.  We particularly welcome papers which use research to reflect on the current 'crisis' faced by nursing in many countries e.g. changing workforce profiles, staffing and other organisational issues, healthcare reform, 'caring' and compassion, workforce morale, nursing in the media.

The conference aims to:

  • bring together researchers from diverse clinical and academic settings from around the world to participate in critical debate
  • promote and advance a body of knowledge with relevance to nursing
  • facilitate sharing and collaboration between health care researchers

To stimulate networking and debate the conference will include a variety of keynote papers, symposia, concurrent sessions, poster presentations and visual presentations with expert review (ViPER). There will also be a lively social programme.

Key dates

  • 06 January 2014 Deadline for accepted abstract submitters 
  • 31 January 2014 Deadline for submission of networking events
  • 03 - 17 February 2014 Scientific committee reviews breaking news abstracts
  • 28 February 2014 Outcomes and final date for presenter registration rate
  • 02 - 04 April 2014 Conference

Register here for email updates

If you would like to be kept informed of future development for the conference, please email your contact details to research@rcn.org.uk

General information

Further general information about the RCN Research Society international annual nursing research conference can be received through Steven Jenkinson, RCN Events. Please e-mail: research@rcn.org.uk, or Tel: 020-7647 3941.