UGONSA Calls For Abstracts Towards The 2017 National Professional Conference


The University Graduates of Nursing Science Association (UGONSA), also known as Graduate Nurses Association of Nigeria (GNAN) will hold its 18th National Professional Conference and Update from Monday 10th to Friday 14th July 2017 at Ibadan, Oyo State. UGONSA cordially invites every Nurse to submit an abstract in research, project, dissertation, thesis, or theoretical/conceptual framework to be considered for presentation at the 2017 conference. Please, note that project papers should include best evidence-based practices.


THE NURSING SCOPE is the UGONSA International Journal of Nursing Science that has been comatose since the third volume was published in the year 1990. The maiden edition of the journal was first published in the year 1988. Reactivation of the comatose International journal, THE NURSING SCOPE, forms one of the key appeals of the epoch-making conference and update code-named “Nursing Reformation Summit”.

Goal of the UGONSA International Journal of Nursing Science

The goal of the UGONSA International Journal of Nursing Science that shall now accompany every UGONSA National Professional Conference and update is to showcase the best new scientific research and evidence-based practice in all areas of Nursing Science.

Submission Deadline

Materials must be received by UGONSA no later than 12 Midnight on Friday March 31, 2017. No extension will be granted. Materials should be submitted electronically through the UGONSA official email address,

Abstract Review and Selection Process

After the submission deadline, all completed and eligible abstracts will be made available to UGONSA Abstract Reviewers (AR) for blinded review, vetting and scoring following satisfaction of originality index test. Final decision will be made by the programme committee in late May 2017.

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Abstracts will be evaluated and scored solely on their scientific merits.

Incomplete Abstracts will not be reviewed.

Likewise, any material that fails the originality index test will be regarded as a plagiarized work and will accordingly be rejected.


Acceptance/Rejection Notification

Notification regarding acceptance or rejection of abstracts will be sent to the presenting author in early June 2017 by email; consequently, an accurate email address is critical. If your abstract is accepted, the email will specify whether it is accepted for presentation at the plenary session or whether it has been selected to be published in our journal and online on our website only.  If you submitted an abstract and did not receive any notification at this specified time, you should send us an email via or visit our site, , and fill the contact form.

If after completing your submission, you did not receive a confirmation email from UGONSA within 72 hours, you should contact us as stated above.

Abstract Submission Fee

There is a N3000 (three thousand naira) non-refundable abstract submission fee for vetting and test of originality index of the submitted works. Payment must be made into UGONSA National Account, 3089525712 First Bank, within 7 days of submission of abstract.

The Abstract submission fee does not include registration for the National Professional Conference. Therefore all authors planning to attend the conference must register for the conference like every other participant.

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If the primary author is unable to attend the conference and has made arrangements for someone else to present the paper, the person must register for the conference and pay the applicable registration fee.

Conference Registration fee and Accommodation

The Conference schedule and registration modalities will be on the conference posters and fliers that will be circulated round the country by January 2017. Registration fee is N10, 000 (ten thousand naira) for Graduates and N5000 (five thousand naira) for undergraduates. Fee shall cover conference T-shirt, bag, Materials and meals (breakfast and lunch) only. Accommodation shall be paid for by each of the participants. UGONSA shall bargain and arrange for decent and affordable hotel accommodation in Ibadan within the price range of N2000 (two thousand naira) to N7000 (seven thousand naira) per night to make cost of lodging minimal and considerate for participants.

Conference Programme

The onsite printed programme will include the specific time for each abstract presentation and the name of the moderator for each session. Abstracts may list multiple study authors.

Presentation at the Conference

The presentation at the conference must reflect submitted abstract. In particular, the abstract title, authorship, and scientific content of the presentation at the conference must match the submitted abstract, although updates on results may be added.

Guidelines for Paper Presentation at the Conference

Paper must not exceed 15 pages, including tables and references, and should be typed double line space on A4-sized paper.

APA referencing format, 6th edition, should be used.

20 hard copies to include cover page with title, author’s/authors’ name(s), institutional affiliation, and email address should be presented during registration at the conference, if the work was accepted for presentation.

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Each submitter will be notified about the programme committee’s decision on acceptance of an abstract. Each author shall be asked to accept the invitation to present. Presenters must take very seriously their commitment to make presentations, except in cases of true emergency. In such case UGONSA shall publish an errata sheet to be distributed with the proceedings indicating the names of individuals and their abstract titles that have been listed for presentation but would no longer be presented at the conference.  If a scheduled presenter failed to show-up for reasons other than the aforementioned, such shall attract blacklisting which shall cause UGONSA to refuse to accept subsequent works from the affected author in the future.

Abstract Withdrawal

Once an abstract is accepted, a written request to withdraw must be submitted no later than May 15th 2017 through if the author decides to withdraw the abstract for any reason. Abstracts will not be withdrawn after this deadline.

UGONSA reserves the right to withdraw abstracts that are in violation of the Association’s policies and guidelines, such as those that have failed the originality index test for plagiarism, or have been deemed scientifically unsound, or have been found to include inaccurate data, etc.


University Graduates of Nursing Science Association (UGONSA), CAC/IT/69387

C/0 National Secretary

O & G Theatre Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki,

Ebonyi State Nigeria.

Phone: +2348065585953





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