ACHNE & APHN 2023 Joint Conference

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Now Accepting Student Poster Abstracts

EXTENDED:  Deadline to Submit - March 15, 2023

Bring your undergraduate and graduate students to the ACHNE APHN 2023 Joint Conference to share their work in the student poster session.  Students are invited to submit abstracts on any topic related to Community or Public Health Nursing.  

Student Abstracts will be accepted for ePosters only.  Student abstracts are limited to 250 words.  Submissions must list up to three (3) measurable, educational objectives for your presentation, using only one (1) verb per objective.  Authors will also need to identify which conference objective(s) the abstract addresses and classify the focus of the abstract.  Authors must also provide a list of references within a five-year time limit. Objectives and References are not included in the abstract word count.  The lead author will enter the names, degrees, credentials, and institutional affiliations of each additional author.  All authors are required to complete Conflict of Interest questions (answers collected when the author's information is entered into the abstract collection system). This information is required by our CE provider and must be provided in order to complete an abstract.

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Notifications Sent by April 15, 2023

ACHNE and APHN have a long history of collaboration focusing on mutual topics of interest that strengthen each organization's mission. Simply put, we recognize we are Stronger Together.  To that end, we are pleased to announce the objectives for the 2023 ACHNE APHN Joint Conference.

The call for abstracts is now closed.  Decisions will be sent to all abstract submitters before January 30, 2023.


To provide a scholarly and supportive meeting ground for Community/Public/Population Health Nursing Leaders – both educators and practitioners – committed to excellence in community, population, and public health nursing;  To Advance population health by bridging Community/Public/Population Nursing practice, education, research, policy, and leadership together.


  • Identify and build upon emerging opportunities for academic-practice partnerships to transform PHN practice for the 21st century;
  • Highlight new insights supporting innovation in PHN practice, education, scholarship, and policy to advance health equity;
  • Identify and build interprofessional scholarship interests between PHN educators and practitioners;
  • Explore emerging trends in PHN preparedness for and response to public health emergencies and disasters;
  • Describe collaborative approaches supporting PHN transition from training to practice;
  • Explore strategies to support the recruitment, retention, and resilience of a diverse PHN workforce;
  • Explore approaches to increase capacity of the PHN workforce to assure foundational public health services and capabilities;
  • Explore methods to demonstrate the value of PHNs (e.g. establish nurse sensitive indicators for community/public/population health nursing);
  • Identify experiential and educational preparation for faculty teaching clinical and didactic components of the AACN competencies focused on community/public/population health nursing at the basic and advanced levels.

Guidelines for Learning Outcomes

Presenter Conflict of Interest Form

Guideline for Reviews