2017 Conference Theme

Transforming Nursing: Building A Culture of Innovation

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline:

February 15, 2017

Author Notification:
March 1, 2017

Submit additional info:
March 22, 2017

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We have moved our submission process online. Please submit your posters or abstracts for consideration by February 1, 2017. You can submit an abstract online by visiting our 2017 Submission Page.

The theme for the 2017 Evidence-Based Nursing Conference is “Transforming Nursing: Building A Culture of Innovation.” In keeping with these themes, the Planning Committee is interested in abstracts that are pertinent these perspectives:


Sessions describe innovative onboarding/orientation processes. Onboarding is the fluid process of hiring, orienting, socializing, and integrating an employee to the organization with a focus on retention and growth. Orientation is one facet of the onboarding process and is comprised of an individualized program to guide the new hire towards job competency.

Competency Management

Sessions describe innovative/transformational competency management processes. Competency management is a dynamic process designed to support ongoing assessment and evaluation of performance.


Sessions describe strategies used to improve professional practice (nursing and interprofessional continuing education) and the provision of quality patient care. Content may relate to any components of the educational design process including identification of professional practice gaps, gap analysis, content development, teaching strategies – including use of technology, and outcomes measurement.

Role Development

Sessions describe identification and development of strategies to facilitate a continuous process of maturation through lifelong learning. This type of development allows for role transition, role integration, skill acquisition, and mastery as learners advance from novice to expert in their professions and specialties.

Collaborative Partnerships

Sessions describe mutually beneficial relationship between two or more individuals, groups or organizations that work jointly toward common goals. These may include (but are not limited to) academic/practice partnerships, interprofessional continuing education, community partnerships with emergency medical services and public/community health departments to address threats to population health or disaster management, and collaboration with other organizations promoting population health.


Sessions describe participation in research, evidence-based practice (EBP), and quality improvement (QI) activities related to nursing professional development practice.

Partner Sponsors

Thank you to our 2017 Partner Sponsors!

Platinum Wichita Medical Research and Education Foundation

Gold David Kauffman – Wichita, KS - Allstate Agent

Wichita State University


Hurst Review Services

Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System

Newman University

For more information about how you can become a Partner Sponsor or exhibitor at our event, please click here.


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This conference is hosted by the Epsilon Gamma of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, representing the BSN-awarding, Wichita-Area colleges and universities. Click here to learn more about Epsilon Gamma.

Conference Details

Thank you for your interest in the 2017 conference. Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, April 26, 2017. We heard our participants and are moving to a bigger venue at Wichita’s WSU Eugene M. Hughes Metropolitan Complex.
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Important Deadlines

Abstract Submission Deadline:

February 15, 2017

Author Notification:
March 1, 2017

Submit additional info:
March 22, 2017


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