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The Virginia League for Nursing supports and implements the mission of the National League for Nursing to promote excellence in nursing education to build a strong and diverse nursing workforce to advance the nation's health at the constituent level.

In addition to the programs and resources available through the Virginia League for Nursing, the following products and resources are available through the National League for Nursing:
  • Nursing Education Standards
  • Faculty Development Programs
  • Nursing Education Research
  • Nursing Supply Data
  • Testing Services
To access information on these products and resources visit the National League for Nursing at​

The Virginia League for Nursing is a recognized affiliate of the NLN.

Virginia League for Nursing
P.O. Box 1136
Spotsylvania, Virginia 22553-1136

Call for Abstracts
2017 Annual Meeting and Conference
April 29, 2017

The Virginia League for Nursing’s (VLN) 2017 Annual Meeting and Conference theme is Beyond Boundaries! As nurse educators, we must move beyond the boundaries that have created a sense of fragmentation, isolation, and stagnation within our learning environments. VLN hopes to better equip members in transforming their organizational well-being and purpose by addressing nursing program challenges, while sharing initiatives and best practice strategies that characterize the conference’s theme.

We invite abstracts describing programs, courses, initiatives, or evaluation strategies that characterize the conference theme. Of particular interest are abstracts that reflect innovation in:
 Interprofessional/Interdisciplinary Education
 Simulation/Technology in the Classroom
 Faculty Development
 Sustainability in Nursing Education
 Diversity/Inclusion

Submission Format: Abstracts should not exceed 300 words. The abstract should include background information, address methods, and provide best practice recommendations for those considering a similar approach. Formatting guidelines are as follows:
 Title, name of presenter(s) and credentials (not included in word count)
 Problem/Purpose
 Background
 Methods
 Results (if applicable)
 Best Practice Recommendations
 1-2 Learner Objectives (not included in word count)

All abstracts must be submitted to Tomeka Dowling at on or before 11:59 pm on February 28, 2017. Each abstract will be reviewed by a review panel. Authors will be notified about the status of their submission(s) via email no later than March 15, 2017. Kindly send direct questions to the Conference Committee Chair and President-Elect, Tomeka Dowling at