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Continuing Education for Nurses 

Cancellation Policy per Sandals.

Cancellation Policy
91 Days or more prior to group arrival90-75 days prior to group's arrival74-46 days prior to group's arrivalWithin 45 days prior to group's arrival
No Penalty10% deposit of full room revenue is non-refundable45% of full room revenue100% of full room revenue (includes no-show room)

Wilson Shepard Education Associates is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  
CE  Provider Number is 5-166

Florida Board of Nursing, DC Board of Nursing, & Georgia Board of Nursing 
CE Provider #:50-17938

Earn up to 15.0 contact hours.

If selected, presenters will be required to submit additional content such as CVs for all authors, bibliography of five key sources, conflict of interest form, AND PowerPoints or photo of poster by this deadline.

Presenters will be asked to identify any potential conflict of interest related to the content to be offered (e.g., commercial interest, affiliation with a vendor, and/or receipt of royalties) and affirm that their abstract presentations will not be used to sell a particular product or service.

Presenters are responsible for all travel expense and personal expense. Wilson Shepard Reserves the right to substitute speakers, change venue, or cancel due to insufficient participants

*Cancellation penalties: see policy

Call for Abstracts for Nurses Conference in at Sandals Barbados Resort

November 16-21, 2019


Location: Sandals Barbados

  • Situated on the pristine white sands of Maxwell Beach.
  • 280 well-appointed rooms and suites with fantastic Beach and Garden views and Crystal Lagoon Swim-up suites.
  • Largest River Pool in the Caribbean.
  • A choice of 13 dining options including room service for Butler serviced and Club Sandals accommodation.
  • The first Indian restaurant in the group’s portfolio of Five Star Global Gourmet® options.
  • The first resort in Barbados exclusively for couples only.
  • 15 minutes transfer time from Grantley Adams International Airport. 
  • FIVE STAR GLOBAL GOURMET® Sandals Resorts create culinary experiences that take one on a global journey of delectable discovery. With numerous distinctive types of cuisine, one can discover sumptuous regional specialties, with each one delivering a new cultural flavor.
  • As the world's only Luxury Included Resorts for 2 people, (adults only), Sandals thoughtfully includes every conceivable luxury and adventure.
  • Sun -kissed beaches and every imaginable sport, from scuba to golf, True Gourmet dining and the Caribbean's most sumptuous suites, some even with Butler Service. It's all included at Sandals, voted the World's Best.

Rates are for two adults in room, king size bed.

All-inclusive rate includes all meals, all entertainment, water sports, premium beverages, 

Spa treatments are additional

  • Room Categories
    Beachfront Club Level Suite $633.83/night
    Run of House Rate$611.14/night
    Butler CategoryCall for pricing
    Seminar Fee$425

We are looking at the following themes

Track 1: Nursing Management
Track 2: Surgical Nursing
Track 3: International Nursing Education
Track 4: Nursing Education
Track 5: Innovations in Nursing Education
Track 6: Dental Nursing
Track 7: Cardiovascular Nursing
Track 8: Nurse Practitioner
Track 9: New Technology in Nursing Education
Track 10: Types of Nursing Education
Track 11: Nursing Informatics
Track 12: Midwifery Nursing
Track 13: Women Health Nursing
Track 14: Cancer and Tumor Nursing
Track 15: Mental Health Nursing
Track 16: Pediatric Nursing
Track 17: Clinical Nursing
Track 18: Critical Nursing
Track 19: Travel Nurse
Track 20: Telemedicine and e-Health
Track 21: Transitional Care Nursing
Track 22: Nursing Law
Track 23:  Home Health care
Track 24: Legal Nurse Consulting - the Basics and Beyond
Track 25: Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness

Track 26: Forensic Nursing

The Objectives for the conference are:


  • To offer creative educational strategies that address both the art and science of nursing.
  • To highlight leadership and excellence across the contexts of practice, education, research and innovation.


  • To identify opportunities and strategies for nursing practice responsiveness to contemporary social issues affecting families, such as the refugee crisis, poverty, discrimination, and global conflict.
  • To examine strategies for nursing practice that build on current research and technology to promote the health of patients.
  • To discuss the development, implementation, refinement, and evaluation of nursing practice, particularly focused on attention to identification of outcomes of nursing practice to advance the practice of nursing worldwide.


  • To highlight research that focuses on the challenges for transforming nursing care worldwide.
  • To provide a forum for dialogue around major conceptual and methodological issues facing nursing researchers worldwide.
  • To connect researchers, clinicians, and educators in conversations that support innovative global partnerships around the art and science of nursing.


  • To examine the role of policy in addressing the challenges affecting contemporary families and increasing patients engagement in health care.
  • To identify strategies for increased participation of nurses in policy development at the local, national, and international level.
  • To highlight opportunities to enhance patients health and meet emerging challenges globally.

Type of Research *

  • Qualitative 
  • Quantitative 

Abstract guidelines:

  • Abstracts must be submitted in English and online.

Abstracts must include:

  • Background and Purpose
  • Model / Framework, if used
  • Methods

Research: Describe design, sample, setting, procedures, measures, and analyses

  • Quantitative Study
  • Qualitative Study
  • Mixed Methods Study

Clinical or Educational or Quality Improvement Focus:

Describe approach, evaluation methods

Methodological Focus: Describe approach to address issue and strategies used.

  • Theoretical Focus
  • Synthesis Focus


  • Conclusions: What does the data show us?
  • Abstract text is limited to 300 words.