2018 Annual Research Conference


Save the Date: April 12 -15, 2018

Join us in Cleveland, OH for the 42nd Annual Research Conference. The theme for the 2018 conference is "The Future of Nursing Research: Economic Realities and Creative Solutions". The objectives for the conference are:

  • Identify strategies that engage stakeholders to advance nursing research and the preparation of nurse scientists
  • Discuss emerging realities and challenges in nursing research across environments
  • Examine creative solutions for sustaining nursing research

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Important Dates:

We have moved to a new Abstract Collection Site for 2018. Please click here for the site. Click "join now" to create a login, then proceed to submit your abstract. You may change your temporary Access Key in the "Your Profile" tab. Abstracts should only be uploaded once by the presenting author. Please check the dates that each submission type is accepting abstracts. If you upload an abstract before or after the submission dates for a submission type, your abstract will be deleted.

NEW THIS YEAR: Each author within you abstract must submit a Disclosure Form before your abstract man be submitted. Details available in the "Author" tab on the website.


Guaranteed Symposia Abstracts - Abstract are now being collected.
The site will be open from June 26 - July 21, 2017.

Competitive Symposia Abstracts - Abstract are now being collected.
The site will be open from June 26 - July 21, 2017.

Pre-Conference Workshops - Abstract are now being collected.
The site will be open from June 26 - July 28, 2017.
Pre-Conference Workshops take place on Thursday, April 12, 2018.


Special Sessions - Special sessions will upload their information to Jotform.
The site will be open from June 26 - July 28, 2017. Please contact MNRS at meetings@mnrs.org to request the link to submit.


Student Poster Abstracts
The site will be open from October 6 - November 10, 2017. 


The Call for Competitive Abstracts will open August 16, 2017. Additional information will be available soon.


Destination Cleveland offers the SHOW YOUR BADGE program to conference attendees. Just show your conference name badge at the restaurants and attractions listed to receive discounts. No coupon required! Visit their website and click on "Attendee Tools" then "Show Your Badge Program" on the right side of the page for more details. Take advantage of these cost-saving offers provided by local businesses in Cleveland during our Conference. The website is updated quarterly, so check back right before conference for the most up to date list.

Thank You to Our Host School

Case Western Reserve University, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

Thank You to Our Co-Host Schools

Academic Partners
Cleveland State University
Kent State University
The Ohio State University
Ursuline College
University of Cincinnati

Clinical Partners
Cleveland Clinic
Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
MetroHealth Hospital
University Hospitals Case Medical Center