Abstract submissions should reflect the theme, objectives, and appropriate tracks.

The focus of abstracts should be on the application of evidence and knowledge that exhibit excellence in teaching practice.

Submissions will be evaluated on relevance; timely, significant contributions to teaching practice and/or academia; innovation; and recommendations for teaching, research, or practice.

Active learning teaching strategies should be demonstrated in the session.

Overview/Theme: The impact of global climate on health and wellness is being felt across the health care continuum. The consequences of climate change affect the social determinants of health and a healthy environment. Health risks due to climate change are disproportionately distributed, introducing intensive inequities and exacerbating those that already exist for individuals and communities.

Nurses’ voices and experiences caring for those impacted highlight the importance of education for health care professionals. Our ethical imperative is the preparation of the future nursing workforce to identify, assess, and promote actions and policies that mitigate climate change on health, promote a sustainable environment, and advance health equity.

This paper will focus on the need for nurses and nurse educators to be responsive and proactive in addressing climate change, health equity, and sustainability in managing global health and wellness for society.

Abstracts should reflect one of two learning levels:

  1. Basics: How-to sessions designed for educators who want to improve their teaching skills, integrate innovative methodologies, and/or investigate create opportunities for clinical learning.

OR

  1. Beyond Basics: How-to sessions designed for educators who want to explore theoretical applications that advance the science and practice of nursing education.

Objectives the paper should address:

  1. Discuss: the impact of climate change locally, nationally, and globally across individuals, communities, and populations with a focus on the nurse educator’s role in advocacy, mitigation, and sustainability.
  2. Engage: with nurse educators and other leaders to generate teaching innovations and excellence to build the nursing workforce capacity to address climate change, health outcomes, and health care delivery.
  3. Explore: the connections among the environment, economics, education, and policy to raise awareness and increase knowledge of climate change and social and structural determinants of health

***The following Track is the main focus related to the theme talked about in the overview:

Social Determinants of Health and Social Change focuses on the nurse educator’s role in addressing the social, environmental, economic, and broader policy influences that impact health, health care delivery, and health outcomes. Also included are the social determinants of education which include social, structural, and environmental factors that may impact a student’s learning and educational attainment.

**Especially how the social determinants of health can be included in a critical care nursing class.**

Very very Basic Abstract Example that was given:

Health Planet, Healthy People: Leading the Way through Education, Practice, and Policy focuses on the impact of global climate on health and wellness is being felt across the healthcare continuum. The consequences of climate change affect social determinants of health and a healthy environment. Health risks due to climate change are disproportionately distributed, introducing intensive inequities and exacerbating those that already exist for individuals and communities. Nurses’ voices and experiences caring for those impacted highlight the importance of education for healthcare professionals. Our ethical imperative is the preparation of the future nursing workforce to identify, assess, and promote actions and policies that mitigate climate change on health, promote a sustainable environment, and advance health equity. This NLN Summit focuses on the need for nurses and nurse educators to be responsive and proactive in addressing climate change, health equity, and sustainability in managing global health and wellness for society.

Objectives:

  1. Engage with nurse educators and other leaders to generate teaching innovations and excellence to build the nursing workforce capacity to address climate change, health outcomes, and health care delivery
  2. Explore the connections among the environment, economics, education, and policy to raise awareness and increase knowledge of climate change and social and structural determinants of health
  3. Discuss the impact of climate change locally, nationally, globally across individuals, communities, and populations with a focus on the nurse educator’s role in advocacy, mitigation, and sustainability