Sharing Results

Congratulations on achieving this milestone in your research endeavor – completion of data collection and analysis!  You have acquired new knowledge that not only deserves to be shared with other professionals but also needs to be disseminated in order for it to impact practice. Sharing or disseminating your research results is an integral part of the research process.  Findings can be shared in many ways ranging from presentations at local, state or national conferences to journal publication.

Annually, Catawba Valley Medical Center’s Research & Evidence-Based Practice Council sponsors a week to share new knowledge, celebrate research accomplishments, and learn about research studies and EBP projects in the organization. This is also an opportunity for nursing students to share the results of their practicum quality improvement projects. For additional information, email

Some of the many professional organizations and venues, at the state and national level, by which results can be shared through conferences and symposiums are listed below. Abstract deadlines vary.

National Organizations

Dissemination Venue Abbreviation Link
American Association of Critical Care Nurses

American Nurses Association

American Organization of Nurse Executives

American Psychiatric Nurses Association

Emergency Nurses Association

National Association of Orthopeadic Nurses

Oncology Nurses Society

Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing

Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society

Academy of Medical Surgical Nursing

American Nurse Credentialing Center
Annual Research Symposium
Annual Magnet Conference

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidimeology

Improvement Science Research Network – Summer Institutes on Evidence-Based Quality Improvement


 North Carolina Nursing Organizations 

Dissemination Venue Abbreviation Link
North Carolina Nurses Association NCNA
North Carolina Emergency Nurses Association NCENA
North Carolina Association of Nurse Anesthetists NCANA
North Carolina Organization of Nurse Leaders NCONL
North Carolina Association of PeriAnesthesia Nurses NCAPAN
Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics, & Neonatal Nurses of North Carolina AWHONN