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PONL Annuual nursing leadership 2023 CONFERENCE

Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders

2023 Annual Nursing Leadership Conference

Hilton Harrisburg | Harrisburg, PA

September 28-29, 2023


Join PONL for our 2023 Annual Nursing Leadership Conference in Harrisburg, PA, as we celebrate nurse leaders' individual and collective achievements from across the Commonwealth. This two-day program includes plenary sessions, rapid roundtable presentations, program sponsor and vendor exhibits, networking reception, and the annual PONL business meeting.

PONL invites nurse leaders, ranging from novice to expert, from various specialties, to share best practices across the care continuum. Rapid Roundtable Abstracts should reflect an implemented nursing leadership intervention that reflects an innovative approach, special project, evidence-based practice, or research study.

A peer review panel will select abstract submissions that demonstrate excellence in nursing leadership and meet the guidelines set forth below. Selected applicants will give a 10-minute presentation on their project to attendees in a roundtable setting, with an additional 5 minutes allotted for Q&A (15 minutes total). Attendees will rotate among the Rapid Roundtable Presentations which will be repeated for multiple rotations. Primary presenters may have one additional colleague to present with them.

Deadline to Submit Abstract:

Abstracts must be submitted via the link below no later than Monday, June 26, 2023, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. Submissions will not be accepted after the deadline.

Abstract Guidelines:

PONL is a Nursing Leadership organization seeking submissions that demonstrate success and excellence in leadership. Therefore, clinically oriented submissions will not be considered for review.

Special consideration will be given to abstracts that address any of the following areas:

  • Innovative care delivery models
  • Recruitment, retention, engagement strategies
  • Leadership in a virtual world  
  • Virtual health opportunities, approaches, successes
  • Effective strategies for leading change 
  • Advocating for vulnerable populations

Abstract requirements (300 words or less [excluding title, presenter information, and references]):

  • Identification of the problem, gap, issue, or project.
  • Description of the method(s) used to address the problem, gap, issue, or project.
  • Description of the findings, conclusions, or solutions.
  • Evaluation of the relevance of the innovations, special project, evidence-based practice, research study, or strategies that positively influence nursing leadership.
  • Recommendations related to replication and adaptability of the project findings to other organizations and healthcare settings.
  • Citation of supporting references in APA format that are no more than 5 years old. Include links to references.

All submissions are subject to blinded peer review.

Abstract Submission:


All primary presenters will be notified of acceptance decisions on or before July 17, 2023.

All presenters are responsible for conference registration fees and any other expenses incurred.

For additional information or assistance, contact PONL Office at

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