A chance to share nursing education innovation on a national platform


Posted on 23 August 2017 (Permalink)

The 2018 Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Education Conference, Partners in Practice: Nurses Working Together Through Change,  takes place on 20 - 21 March 2018 in Newcastle, and is looking for anyone with an interest in nursing education and practice to present an abstract. 

With Brexit, the emergence of new roles and routes into nursing, changes to the student bursary in England and developing draft standards for nursing education, change is at the forefront of the nursing professions agenda like never before. The theme of this year’s conference aims to demonstrate how challenge can be used to spur creativity and be a springboard to improving standards.

The conference brings together around 300 delegates from across the UK, who are interested in advancing nursing education and practice, providing a platform to share innovative work at national level. Networking also enables individuals to generate ideas and discover best practice.

There is a call for abstracts for the conference which closes at midnight on Monday 23 October. Anyone with an interest in nursing education and practice covering the academic and practice settings, who has something innovative to share on a national platform. RCN members and non-members, nurses and allied health professionals, is encouraged to submit, including those from the public and private sectors. The conference offers a friendly and supportive atmosphere, so is ideal for first time through to experienced presenters.

Abstract submissions will close at midnight on Monday 23 October. For further details on abstract themes and to submit, visit the RCN website.

The benefits of presenting your abstract include:

  • Have your research recognised by your peers and receive constructive review
  • Demonstrate your initiative and commitment to the future of nurse education
  • A learning opportunity to develop your communication and presenting skills
  • Accrue up to 17 hours of CPD at the conference
  • An excellent opportunity for networking, expanding your knowledge and promoting your work within the UK and around the globe.

Glenn Turp, Regional Director for RCN Northern Region, will update on the work being carried out at regional level. There will be updates on the wider national picture and eminent keynote speakers will be discussing current challenges and changes in nursing education. Keep an eye on the website for details as they appear in the coming weeks.

If you have any questions, please contact  Liz Russ, RCN Conference and Events Organiser, on 020 7647 3591 or Liz.Russ@rcn.org.uk.