NDNA Annual Meeting and Fall Conference 2023 "Growing Stronger Together"

North Dakota's Gateway to Science
1600 Canary Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58501

Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 2:00pm CT - Friday, September 29, 2023 at 3:30pm CT
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1600 Canary Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58501



Growing Stronger Together


Dr. Jean Watson - renowned nurse theorist, Dr. Mary Wakefield, 2019 American Academy of Nursing Living Legend, Kate Gartner - ND school nurse, and more!!

Additional Information

Nurses, please join us this autumn in the lovely city of Bismarck for a truly exciting event.  We will be coming together as a nursing community to learn and grow, and we have some incredible speakers lined up for you!  Our keynote speaker is Dr. Jean Watson.  This talk will provide an update of Watson’s Theory of Human Caring, Unitary Caring Science as the philosophical-ethical foundation for Nursing education, practice, and scholarship, now and in the future.  Examples of micro and macro theory-guided practices will be explored.  Participants will have an opportunity to have open dialogue and questions/discussions as part of the presentation.

Don't miss the chance to participate in an interactive Q&A session with the esteemed Dr. Mary Wakefield, along with other fantastic presenters. You can find more information about them in the "handouts" section of this registration. Exciting news: students can attend for free this year! 

-Annual Membership Meeting - Thursday, Sept 28th | 2:00-5:30 PM CT   Agenda

-Fall Conference - Friday, Sept 29th | 8:15-3:30 PM CT   Agenda


We are putting out a Call for Abstracts for poster presentations.  You have the opportunity to submit up to three abstracts.  We are specifically seeking evidence-based practice abstracts relating to the conference theme, “Growing Stronger Together,” and those that address current nursing challenges and changes. 

Please note that attendance at the conference on September 29th in Bismarck is mandatory, and we will ask you to register for the event if your abstract is accepted.  You will present your research during breaks.

To submit abstracts, please use this online form by August 31, 2023:  https://forms.office.com/r/Qu907cJU1N 

*Silent Auction*

We are accepting Silent Auction donations!  The auction will be online and in-person at the event.


*Hotel Rooms*

Hampton Inn (closest to venue) - booking link: https://www.hilton.com/en/book/reservation/deeplink/?ctyhocn=BISNWHX&groupCode=CHHNUR&arrivaldate=2023-09-27&departuredate=2023-09-29&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT


Amber Huez (110 KB)
Kate Gartner (110 KB)
Dr. Jean Watson (120 KB)