2024 Annual Institute

Meeting at the Crossroads of Healthcare
Chicago North Shore

June 6 - 8, 2024

Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel
933 Skokie Blvd.
Northbrook, IL 60062

Students  - Submit Your Abstract Today!

Deadline EXTENDED: March 29, 2024

Key Information:

  • Format: ePosters only.
  • Word Limit: 250 words (excluding objectives).
  • Format: Use IMRaD headings (Introduction, Methods, Results, & Discussion).
  • Objectives: Include 3 measurable, educational objectives for your presentation (1 verb per objective).
  • Conference Alignment: Identify which conference objective(s) your abstract addresses.
  • Focus: Classify the focus area of your research (e.g., health equity, program evaluation, pedagogical approaches).
  • Authors: Lead author enters details for all authors (names, degrees, affiliations).
  • Conflict of Interest: All authors must answer conflict of interest questions.


  • "Student" includes current undergraduate and graduate students (MS, DNP, PhD, etc.) and recent graduates (within 1 year).


  • Accepted students receive a FREE ACHNE Student Membership valid through December 31, 2024.
  • Student abstracts will be published in the 2024 Annual Institute Abstract Compendium


  • At least one student author must register and attend the institute in person, presenting at the Poster Reception on Friday, June 7.

Ready to submit?  Click Here.  Don't let your students miss this opportunity to:

  • Showcase their work in a supportive environment.
  • Network with leading experts in community and public health nursing.
  • Gain valuable presentation experience.

Deadline EXTENDED: March 29, 2024

Intended Audience

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.


To provide a scholarly and supportive community for those committed to excellence and innovation in community/public/population health nursing education, research, and practice.

Conference 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.