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College of Nursing

2018 Clinical Practice Conference

Improving Health Outcomes: The Clinical Perspective

Saturday, March 3
7:45 am - 3:30 pm

Call for Poster Abstracts

The 5th Annual Clinical Practice Conference (March 3, 2018) is now accepting abstracts on clinical topics, innovative practice settings, research, and other topics related to nursing or advanced practice nursing with an emphasis on this year’s theme: improving health outcomes.  Abstracts with a focus on evidence based clinical practice and the improvement of health outcomes will be more highly regarded submissions.

Submission Deadline:  January 12, 2018.

Please submit your abstract by clicking here.  Notification of abstract acceptance will be by January 22, 2018. 

Guidelines and Information:

  • Abstracts must be 300 words or less. 
  • In addition to an abstract, biographical information, including terminal degrees and affiliations of each author as well as contact information must be submitted for all presenting authors.
  • If accepted, each presenter(s) must register for the conference and at least one author must be available during the poster session times for questions and discussions with participants.
  • Completed projects and works in progress will be considered.
  • Please indicate whether the content of the abstract best fits the category of “research” or “clinical practice.”
  • The following sections are required: Introduction, Purpose/Hypothesis, Methods, Results, Discussion/Implications, References.

Submit an Abstract

Conference Agenda

7:45 - 8:00 Registration and Coffee

Morning Sessions
8:00 - 12:00

8:00 - 8:15 Opening Remarks
8:15 - 8:45 Legislative Update
Stephanie Burgess PhD, APRN, BC, FAANP
8:45 - 9:00 BREAK / Poster Session
9:00 - 10:00 Maximizing REST for Improved Outcomes
Eboni Harris PhD, RN, FNP-BC
10:00 - 10:45 Mind, Body, Spirit Connection:  You’ve Got This!
Jeannine McSorley, MSN, APRN
10:45 - 11:00 BREAK / Poster Session
11:00 - 12:00 Outcomes, Informatics, and Nursing Practice
Carolyn S. Harmon, DNP, MSN, RN-BC

Lunch & Poster Session

12:00 - 1:00

1:00 - 2:00 Self-care and Stress Management for Healthcare Professionals
Amy L. Horrex, PsyD, ABPP
2:00 - 2:15 BREAK / Poster Session
2:15 - 3:15 Medication Assisted Treatments for Substance Use Disorders
Phyllis Raynor, PhD, PMHNP-BC, APRN

Conference Location

The USC College of Nursing - Room 231
1601 Greene Street, 29208


The Center for Nursing Leadership is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the South Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Approximately 5 contact hours will be awarded upon successful completion of this program, of which approximately 1 hour is pharmacology content.

The Center for Nursing Leadership works to ensure that all programs are presented without bias from any speaker, facilitator or program planner, that no products will be endorsed as a part of this program and no discussion of off-label use of any product will be discussed within this program.  Conflict of interest is defined as any relationship of a financial, professional, or personal nature that may bias a person’s ability to objectively participate in the planning or implementation of a learning activity.  All planners and presenters/content specialists are required to complete conflict of interest disclosures.  The nurse planner(s) for the event is accountable for reviewing these disclosures, validating that no conflict of interest exists, or determining how resolution of the conflict will be achieved, if appropriate.  Having a conflict of interest does not preclude a person from serving as a planner, presenter, and/or content specialist.  However, disclosure and resolution assure that the learner will receive unbiased information.

No conflict of interest was identified for this program.  The presenters, facilitators and planners have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests pertaining to this activity.  There is no commercial support for this program.