When:  Friday, October 6, 2023  ~  1:00 PM to 10:00 PM CST
Saturday, October 7, 2023  ~  7:00 AM to 10:30 PM CST

Where: Waterford Banquets and Clarion Inn Hotel, 933 S Riverside Dr, Elmhurst, IL – 60126

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Souvenir/Journal Committee invites articles and other literary submissions to be included in the souvenir, set to be released during the 4th Clinical Excellence & Leadership Conference,  on October 6th and 7th, 2023. This serves as an opportunity for all NAINA members to share their research, knowledge, and talent.

Conference Theme: Future of Nursing: Innovate and Adapt

We welcome you to submit articles that focus on the theme of the conference and any other professional or personal work that qualifies to be included in a
souvenir or journal.

Article Categories:

  • Scholarly articles – an editorial that presents quality improvement (QI), evidence-based practice (EBP), or a research study.
  • Non-scholarly articles –chapter reports, chapter highlights, pictures, and advertisements, any article that fulfills the following criteria.
  • Clinical Series – Any stimulating case studies regarding rare disease conditions, treatment, and management of clinical conditions.
  • Personal Memoir – Member experiences during COVID times.
  • My story – Personal stories of your nursing journey.
  • Stories from bedside – Voice of the RN – Personal stories of events that impacted the practice and professional journey of the bedside nurse.

Article Submission Guidelines:

  • Submissions must have a healthcare-related topic.
  • Submission should not exceed two full pages (including references) or 300 words per page with Times New Roman 11-point font.
  • An article submission does not guarantee publication, as the Journal Committee must approve submissions.
  • Articles published in any other publications will not be accepted. 
  • Submissions should be in English as a Microsoft Word document.
  • Plagiarism will not be accepted, use appropriate citations as is customary for professional publications.
  • The Journal Committee for quality and suitability. The NAINA Journal Committee reserves the right to edit, publish, or reject any submissions.
  • The deadline for submission is August 20, 2023.

We are looking forward to your submissions and your presence at the conference. Please contact us at for any questions.

Shyla Roshin, DNP, RN, CNS, ANP, NP-C
Editorial/ Journal Committee Chair

Souvenir Article Submission Form