Sunday 7 July 2024




The University Graduates of Nursing Science Association (UGONSA), also known as the Graduate Nurses Association of Nigeria (GNAN), will hold her 21stNational Professional Conference and Scientific Update from Tuesday, October 8 to Sunday, October 13, 2024, in Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria. UGONSA cordially invites all Nursing & Midwifery Professionals to submit abstracts in research, project, dissertation, clinical update, thesis, or theoretical/conceptual framework to be considered for presentation at the conference. Project papers should include best evidence-based practices.


TAG: The conference is tagged "CONSOLIDATION SUMMIT"

The conference shall be used to review the successes and achievements made so far in our dear noble profession of nursing, and how to consolidate on the achievements. The conference will also aim at examining other unexplored paradigms to curb the present challenge of “Brain drain” (japa syndrome) in the healthcare sector.

Submission Deadline

Materials must be received by UGONSA not later than Midnight of Friday, August16, 2024, as an extension may not be granted. Materials should be submitted electronically, in Microsoft words format, 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. The final decision will be made by the programme committee before August 31, 2024.

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 plagiarized work and will, accordingly, be rejected.

Acceptance/Rejection Notification

Notification regarding acceptance or rejection of abstracts will be sent to the presenting author beforeSeptember2, 2024 by email; consequently, an accurate email address is critical. 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 news site,, and fill the contact form.

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 book of abstracts or journal only.

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: Not Applicable

Conference Registration Fee and Accommodation

The Conference schedule and registration modalities will be on the conference posters and fliers that will be published by first week of September 2024. The registration fee is #15,000 (fifteen thousand naira) for Graduates and #10,000 (ten thousand hundred naira) for undergraduates. The fee shall cover the conference Bag, Book of Abstracts (soft copy),the Nursing Scope Journal, conference materials, and meals (breakfast and lunch) only. Each conference participant shall be responsible for his/her transportation and accommodation. UGONSA shall bargain and arrange for decent and affordable hotel accommodation in Akure (the Ondo State capital) within the price range of N7,000 (seven thousand naira) to N10,000 (ten thousand naira) per night to make the 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 moderator's name for each session. Abstracts may list multiple study authors.

Presentation at the Conference

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


Guidelines for Paper Presentation at the Conference

Papers must not exceed 15 pages in Microsoft word, including tables and references, and should be typed double line spaced (Times New Roman font size 12) on A4-sized paper.

APA referencing format, 7th edition, should be used.

UGONSA shall make hard copies available to participants during the conference. Papers should include a cover page with title, author's/authors' name(s), institutional affiliation, and email address.


Each submitter will be notified about the programme committee's decision on the acceptance of an abstract. Each author shall be asked to accept the invitation to present. Presenters must take their commitment to make presentations, except in cases of a true emergency, very seriously. In such a 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 fails 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 should be submitted no later than August 30, 2024, through if the author decides to withdraw the abstract for any reason. Abstracts may not be withdrawn after this deadline.

UGONSA reserves the right to withdraw abstracts that violate 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.

For further inquiry, kindly contact:

University Graduates of Nursing Science Association (UGONSA), CAC/IT/69387 via email at: Or call the National President, or the Secretary, on; +23480388358107, +2348155280990; +2348063477661.

e-signed by Nr. Opeyemi Ojo, and, Nr. Eteng, Philip, The National President and Secretary.


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