Webinar - The Here and Now of Professional Writing, from Abstracts to Grants… and Beyond

Broadcast On

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

4:00 pm CST 


  • Franz Vergara, PhD, DNP, RN, ONC, CCM


Target Audience: Nurses interested in writing abstracts for presenting at Conferences, Nurses interested in publishing.

Category/Sub-Category: Personal Professional Development

Learner Outcome

1. Follow through on a plan for writing a scholarly, professional manuscript, to share written communication with orthopaedic nurses.                                      


Start with an abstract, which is simply a self-contained summary of a larger work, such as research or general academic papers. A well written abstract is meant to “preview” the larger document, helping readers and other researchers find what they’re looking for.  Abstracts are also useful organizational tools that help other researchers and academics find papers relevant to their work. 


For NAON, an abstract is the first step toward presenting a podium session at the annual Congress. In this webinar, learners will discover the basics of writing an abstract as well as some expert tips from a scholarly writer. Once an abstract is understood and developed, there are many paths for ‘next steps. Maybe you are ready to publish a research study, or to submit an article about your process improvements to a journal such as The Orthopaedic Nursing Journal.  Or, you could finish that submission and be invited to present a podium session at the next NAON Congress.  Learn in this webinar how to take your writing skills to a new level!


Education Outcome: At least 50% of participants will report that the session provided information that would cause change(s) in the practice and/or professional environment


1.25 Category B Contact Hours


Conflict of Interest:  No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity.


Fee: Premium members can attend this live webinar for free. There is a $35 cost for student members, general members, retired members, and non-members to attend this webinar.


Contact Hours for this webinar will expire by April 20, 2024.


Instructions: After the webinar, the participant will complete the evaluation and post-test in the Online Education Center. Once the evaluation and post-tests are completed, the participant will be able to access the certificate.

To gain the continuing professional development contact hours offered for this webinar, the participant must view the entire webinar, complete an online post-test, and online evaluation. Only after these requirements are completed will a certificate will be issued.


Contact hours are available for all 2022 Member Benefit Webinars in either the live event or the recorded viewing.


The National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


Group Viewing

To view the webinar as a group, all members of your group must be registered through the NAON website at the "Register Online" link above. Each person in the group must pay the applicable rate, if it applies. A participant list does not need to be submitted to NAON as all participants who register at the link above will have access to the evaluation.


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If you have any questions, please call NAON at 800.289.6266 or e-mail naon@orthonurse.org.


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