City Campus, Sheffield Hallam University, Howard Street, Sheffield, S1 1WB
Conference themes may include, but are not limited to:
Research impact and how to achieve it
Clinical effectiveness and nursing research
The impact of research on nurse-sensitive outcomes
Health and social care policy research
Methods that may enhance impact
Patient experience and the role of research
The conference is open to anyone interested in nursing and research. It will be of particular interest to nurses, and colleagues in related disciplines, involved in the development and use of knowledge that impacts on nursing practice or the context in which nurses’ practice.
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Sheffield is located in the centre of the UK and is easily accessible by train, road and air.
Sheffield train station is conveniently located opposite the City Campus.
2 hours from London
Coaches stop at Sheffield Interchange, next to our City Campus. Visit the National Express website to see timetables and book tickets.
• Doncaster Sheffield Airport
• Manchester Airport
• Leeds-Bradford Airport
• Nottingham East Midlands Airport
There are several car parks close to the City Campus. There are discounted parking rates for delegates at two of the car parks closest to the campus.
The NCP car park on Arundel Gate is just next door to City Campus. You can park there from just £5.70 on weekdays and £8.20 at weekends. To claim this discounted rate, just scan your white ticket at the Hallam Help reception on Level 5 of Owen. Take the exit towards Arundel Gate to get to the campus.
The APCOA car park on Eyre Street is a five-minute walk from City Campus. You can park there for just £5 when visiting. Just scan your blue chip at the Hallam Help reception on Level 5 of Owen at City Campus to claim the discount.
Professor Hugh P. McKenna
Professor Hugh P. McKenna CBE, PhD, B.Sc(Hons), RMN, RGN, RNT, DipN(Lond), AdvDipEd, FFN RCSI, FEANS, FRCN, FAAN
He is Dean of Medical School Development at Ulster University. Prior to this he was PVC Research and Innovation. He has over 250 publications, including 12 books. He was awarded Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for his work on health and community and is a Fellow of four prestigious organisations. In 2013, he was presented with the Outstanding Achievement Award by the Royal College of Nursing and in 2014, he was presented with a lifetime achievement Award at the Institute of Psychiatry. In a 2018 Government report he was named as one of the 70 most influential nurses in the 70 year history of the NHS. Currently, he is an Adjunct/Visiting Professor in universities in Slovenia and Australia. In 2014, he chaired the UK Research Excellence Framework panel for Pharmacy, Dentistry, Allied Health Professions, Biomedical Sciences, Nursing and Midwifery. He chairs the same panel for REF 2021 and i9s a member of the REF2021 Interdisciplinary Research Advisory Panel and the Metrics panel. He also chairs a clinical health research quality panel for the Swedish Research Council and panels for the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation. He is chair of Inspire Wellbeing, the largest mental health, learning disability and addiction charity on the island of Ireland. Recently he received an Honorary Doctorate from Edinburgh Napier University.
Angela is Professor of Older People and Care in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Sheffield. Her nursing background is in cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation. Angela has many years of experience conducting and applying research into healthcare, as well as posts focusing on research capacity building in nurses, midwives and allied health professionals.
Her research has mainly focused on care for adults and older people. The particular research focus is in patient experience studies, especially in areas of public health, health inequalities and health care access. Recent work includes a growing portfolio research in lung cancer, mesothelioma, people with Parkinson’s, neutropenic sepsis, and intermediate care for older people. Angela’s methodologically expertise lies in qualitative research, in stand-alone and mixed method studies.
Linda H. Aiken
Linda H. Aiken, PhD, RN, FAAN, FRCN is the Claire Fagin Professor of Nursing, Professor of Sociology, Director of Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, and Senior Fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Dr. Aiken conducts research on the use of performance measures to demonstrate relationships between health care workforce and patient outcomes in over 30 countries. She is the author of more than 300 scientific papers. She is the recipient of the Lienhard Award from the National Academy of Medicine, the Distinguished Investigator Award from AcademyHealth, and the Individual Codman Award from the Joint Commission. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Social Insurance, and the American Academy of Nursing.
Is this conference for me?
This conference will be of particular interest to all current and aspiring nurses, and colleagues in related disciplines, involved in the development and use of knowledge that impacts on nursing practice or the context in which nurses’ practice.
You can attend this conference as a presenting or as a non-presenting delegate. The conference provides the opportunity to:
- Hear from inspirational keynote speakers and researchers on the latest research and how it is impacting on nursing
- Share and learn about innovations in research methodology
- Showcase your research and your employer on an international stage
- Engage in supportive and constructive critical debate
- Discuss and debate the impact of research on health and social care policy and nursing practice
- Network with like-minded colleagues – from those starting out in their careers through to distinguished keynote speakers
- Build new alliances and make new contacts
- Judge poster presentations – every vote counts
- Participate in a lively social programme
- Evaluate the event and contribute to future conference developments
- Contribute to your Continuing Professional Development and Revalidation requirements
Delegates can be confident that papers are reviewed with rigour and the programme is designed to create a high quality forum in which to reflect on work, participate in networking events and discuss innovation in research.
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Acceptance and registering
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All presenters need to register and pay to attend the conference. The presenter rate for RCN Members is £315 plus VAT (£378) or £410 plus VAT (£492) for Non-members.
Please note the presenter rate is not available to book on the website to please complete contact the events registration team on 02920546460 to book.
If you require an invoice please send a completed booking form and purchase order to RCNDEventsRegistration@rcn.org.uk.
All presenters must be registered by 4.30pm on Friday 7th June 2019.
Please note: The discounted presenter rate will apply to the lead presenter and one co-presenter only for Concurrent, Poster and ViPERs and 1 presenter per paper to a maximum of five for Symposium.
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Oral Presentation Guidelines
Poster Presentation Guidelines
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RCN member or international
Non RCN member
Full 3 day conference
Presenter rate (paper, poster, symposia, fringe) available until Friday 7 June 2019
Full 3 day conference
We strongly recommend that you attend the full three days of the conference to maximise learning and networking time. However if you do wish to book the two days attendance rate please telephone 02920546460.
Prices shown are exclusive of VAT, which is charged at the prevailing rate of 20%.
When making payment please remember to add 20% VAT.
If you wish to book the presenter rate please telephone 02920546460.
The main presenter and one co-presenter are offered a rate equivalent to 15% off the full three-day conference.
For symposium submissions one presenter per paper is eligible for the presenter rate up to a maximum of five presenters.
We regret that the presenter rate cannot be offered on the one or two day conference fee.
Deadline for booking the presenter rate – Friday 7 June 2019.
All international delegates attending this event are entitled to the RCN member rate.
International student nurses (pre-registration only) are also eligible for a 40% discount on the RCN member rate.
(Refer to discount section for exclusions and conditions)
The following discounts are available on the conference fees only (exclusions and conditions apply*).
10% discount on each conference fee inclusive of VAT for three or more delegates booking at the same time
Accredited RCN Trade Union Representative
25% discount quoted on prices inclusive of VAT
Student Nurses (Pre- registration only)
40% discount on quoted prices inclusive of VAT
Health Care Assistants/Assistant Practitioners
RCN Associate Retired Member
Not an RCN member? Join today to qualify for preferential conference fees.
*Exclusions and conditions
- Discounts only apply to conference fees and are not available on the presenter rate
- Only one discount can be used for each booking whether it is an individual or group booking
- The student nurse 40% discount is strictly for students enrolled in a pre-registration nursing programme
- The international delegate rate applies only to individuals that are living and travelling from outside of the UK.
How to book
All booking forms must be accompanied by payment/remittance advice.
When making payment please remember to add 20% VAT
Download the booking form here and post with your remittance advice to
PO Box 2329
Phone 029 2054 6460 (payment with credit card/Maestro)
Fax this booking form to 029 2054 6489 with your credit card details
Being funded by your employer to attend? RCN Events can provide an invoice for your attendance
Just complete a booking form and ask your finance team to send this along with a purchase order to RCNDEventsRegistration@rcn.org.uk . For any queries please call 0207 647 3577.
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This RCN International Nursing Research Conference is an unrivalled opportunity for you to connect directly with nurses from across the UK.
How will this benefit you and your organisation?
Engage with a nursing audience specifically in dedicated to research
Showcase your organisation and explain directly to them how and why it will aid them in their work
Connect using the extensive exhibition time with an engaged and high quality audience
There are a number of ways you can get involved; from networking to raise your profile, to tailored commercial packages to help achieve specific objectives.
Organisations who have already signed up to exhibit at this time are:
Yorkshire and the Humber Clinical Research Network
University of Sheffield
EDGE (University of Southampton)
Places are limited, so contact the exhibitions team on 02076473959 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss what we can do for you.
2020 sees the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale. The World Health Organisation has designated the year 2020 as the “Year of the Nurse and midwife”, in honour of the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale. To celebrate this, the Florence Nightingale Foundation is hosting an international nursing conference on 27 and 27 October at Excel London. For further information please visit www.nightingale2020.com.
As one of the Nightingale 2020 Partners, the Royal College of Nursing has pledged that it will not be running any major events outside of RCN Congress in 2020. This includes the RCN International Nursing Research Conference.
This flagship RCN event will return to its usual format in 2021. If you are interested in being the host city for the 2021 event please email email@example.com
To book your place please contact the RCN Events Registration team on
Monday to Friday (9am-4.30pm)
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Event Organiser - Melissa O’Dwyer
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