December 15, 2023

EXTENDED: Abstracts Due for the 2024 ACHNE Annual Institute

The Deadline to submit your abstract has been extended to
December 15, 2023.

The Association of Community Health Nursing Education (ACHNE) is pleased to invite submissions for abstracts for the 2024 ACHNE Annual Institute. The theme of the conference is "Meeting at the Crossroads of Healthcare."

The intended audience for this conference includes public health and community health nursing educators, public health leaders, public health nurses, and students and partners interested in public health, health equity, population health, social determinants of health, and other public health issues.

The purpose of this conference is to provide a scholarly and supportive community for those committed to excellence and innovation in community/public/population health nursing education, research, and practice. The conference will feature presentations, workshops, and networking opportunities that will explore the following objectives:


  1. Explore the effects of historical, social, and physical contexts on health and how they should inform community/public/population health nursing education and research; 
  2. Describe creative pedagogical approaches to community/public/population health nursing education, especially in the changing nursing education environment;
  3. Discuss implications and influence of community/public health nursing practice on current and emerging policies and programs, especially workforce and C/PHN faculty development;
  4. Examine new and innovative community/academic partnerships—including interprofessional education and practice—needed to meet the new AACN Essentials;
  5. Debate the implications and effects of recent social and political events on community/public/population health nurses and nurse educators/researchers (e.g., burnout, workforce issues, political engagement);
  6. Explore social ecology intersections (i.e., rural/suburban/urban; U.S regional, socio-economic, etc.) of community/public health nursing practice, education, and research.

Abstract submitters will be notified of decisions by January 5, 2024.  Visit for more information.

Abstracts are invited for presentations on original research, practice-based research, innovative teaching strategies, and other topics related to the conference theme. Abstracts will be reviewed by a panel of experts and selected based on their relevance to the conference theme, originality, and potential to contribute to the field of community/public/population health nursing.

Members of all levels of ACHNE are invited to submit your abstract.

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Complete and submit one submission per presentation. Please indicate your preference for a podium presentation (15 minutes), plenary presentation (60 minutes), or ePoster. Please ensure the abstract is submitted completely, indicated by a completion message and abstract submission summary email immediately following the submission.

The submitter will receive confirmation of receipt. Once submitted, revisions to abstracts cannot be accepted. Late submissions will not be accepted. *Communications will be directed to the submitter only.

Required Components

  1. Presentation title
  2. Lead presenter and abstract contact name, credentials, job title or role (e.g., student), organization, address, phone number, and email, (*All communication about the abstract will be sent only to the lead presenter).
  3. Additional presenters, job title or role (e.g., student), organization, address, phone number, and email (up to 5 additional presenters)
  4. Short biographical sketches for each presenter
  5. Conflict of Interest fields completed for all authors
  6. Preferred session format (podium, plenary, or ePoster)
  7. Learning outcomes (up to 5), using ANCC’s revised Bloom’s Taxonomy (see table below)
    1. Abstract text should include these components (500 words maximum)
  8. Background
  9. Purpose
  10. Methods
  11. Results
  12. Conclusions
  13. Implications/relevance for public health
  14. Brief description of session or poster that will appeal to attendees and may be used for the conference program (no more than 50 words)
  15. Target audience (what type of professional would be most interested in your session/poster)
  16. Level of session/poster (beginning, intermediate, advanced)
  17. Special accommodations needed for presenters

If accepted for a plenary presentation, ACHNE will request your PowerPoint a few weeks prior to the conference. Podium presenters will be required to upload their pre-recorded presentation prior to the conference in addition to presenting in person.  Posters will be created in our ePoster platform Learning Toolbox. 

All accepted abstracts are expected to have at least one author register and attend the Annual Institute in person.

Please feel free to contact the ACHNE office with any questions: or 937-586-3727

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