Thank you for joining us in Cleveland, OH for the 42nd Annual Research Conference. The theme for the 2018 conference was "The Future of Nursing Research: Economic Realities and Creative Solutions". The learner outcomes for the conference were:

  • 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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Keynote Speakers for the Conference

MNRS was pleased to announce the Keynote Speakers for the 42nd Annual Research Conference:

Dr. Melanie Dreher, Nurse and Anthropologist, Dean Emeritus Rush University College of Nursing and Immediate Past Board Chair Trinity Health, presented the Opening Keynote Session on Friday, April 13th.
Dr. Mary Kerr, Dean of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University, presented the Closing Keynote Session on Sunday, April 15th.

Call for Abstracts:

All of these sessions have been scheduled for the 2018 conference:

  • Guaranteed Symposia Abstracts
  • Competitive Symposia Abstracts
  • Pre-Conference Workshops
  • Special Sessions
  • Competitive Abstracts
  • Late Breaking Posters

Competitive Abstracts - The abstract collection site is now CLOSED. Notifications were sent to all abstract primary author in December.

Abstract Guidelines and Tips

Student Poster Abstracts - The abstract collection site is now CLOSED.

Conference Attendee Information and Details:

2018 Registration Brochure
2018 Print Program
Pre-Conference Workshops


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
Indiana University School of Nursing
Kent State University
The Ohio State University
University of Cincinnati
University of Toledo
Ursuline College

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

Thank You to our Conference Sponsors

Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College
Oakland University Schoool of Nursing
The Ohio State University
Purdue University School of Nursing