Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing


Submissions open for 2021 MNRS student poster competition

The practice of nursing is constantly evolving. With new discoveries come updated methodologies, new treatment protocols, and, most importantly, improved patient outcomes. As a student, you can join the nursing research community by submitting a poster abstract to the 2021 Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS) conference, scheduled for March 24 through 27 in Des Moines, Iowa. The annual conference offers excellent networking and learning opportunities to help advance your education and future career in nursing science. 

The Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing (MNSON) will have 12 guaranteed slots, three from each of the following four programs: 

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)  
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) 
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)  
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science (PhD) 

Eligibility note - students who complete a dissertation or evidence-based practice project after the April 2020 MNRS conference are eligible to submit a student poster even if they have graduated.  

Submission Details

Students should work with their faculty mentors to develop their abstracts. Submit abstracts to Corinne Johnson by October 2, 2020 at 5 p.m. (CST).  Please copy your mentor on the email.  

Each submission must include:  

  • Student’s program (BSN, MSN, DNP, PhD) 
  • Student’s name and contact information 
  • Name of faculty mentor 
  • Explanation of student’s contribution to the abstract 
  • Abstract category 
  • Confirmation that results and/or outcomes will be presented at the conference 

The MNSON Research Committee will review and select the abstracts for submission to MNRS.  The Committee will notify students selected by October 15 and will provide instructions for how each student should submit the abstract directly to MNRS. Additionally, students who have been accepted to present their poster abstracts may request up to $500 reimbursement from Loyola Nursing to offset conference registration, poster printing, and hotel/travel costs. Given the pandemic, a decision is pending regarding a virtual, in-person, or hybrid conference.  

Presentation Requirements 

  1. Membership
    Students are required to be an active MNRS member to compete in the Student Poster competition.
    Membership is not required until students have received notification from their school’s review panel that their abstract has been approved. 
    Learn more about student membership, including the discounted student rate. Please note that while the MNSON will support registration fees, membership dues are not included in this support.   
  2. Conference Registration
    Poster presenters must be registered for at least the day that they are presenting. 
    Registration information will be available on the MNRS Annual Research Conference website

Learn more about faculty and students who represented Loyola Nursing at the 2020 MNRS conference.