NANDA International Conference

NANDA-I and Nanda Journeys are pleased to announce:


Join the NANDA-I CEO, Dr. Heather Herdman, and the Director of Education and Clinical Innovation, Dr. Susan Gallagher-Lepak, as they journey to Ireland. There, we will join with nursing faculty from University College Dublin, Drs. Therese Meehan and Mary Kemple, who have arranged to share with us some of the work that is ongoing in academic and clinical practice sites across the country.

You’ll get a chance to see how nursing theory and clinical reasoning have been integrated into academic and practice areas, using standardized nursing languages to document nurses’ clinical judgments, patient outcomes, and the nursing interventions selected to address patient responses. There will be ample opportunity for networking, developing your professional contacts, and asking questions of our hosts…and you’ll still get a chance to see some of the beauty that Ireland has to offer!

See the full itinerary for details on this exciting continuing education opportunity. We hope to see you all there!

A brief summary of the

Nursing Diagnosis & Knowledge Development: New Beginnings

Boston College Connell School of Nursing
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts (USA)
June 13-15, 2018



The conference was held June 13-15, 2018 at the lovely campus of Boston College. Preconferences were held on the opening morning, which were focused on nursing diagnosis development and use (beginning, advanced), implementation in clinical practice, implementation in educational settings. Keynote presentations were provide by Drs. Dorothy Jones, Howard Butcher and Heather Herdman. Roundtable sessions included topics of how nursing knowledge is (and is not) represented in electronic health record documentation, requirements for a standardized nursing assessment, international research collaboration possibilities, and international projects focusing on the implementation and use of NANDA International’s terminology.

Many participants stayed in the Boston College Dormitories and found the experience to be one of community. You could find participants in Lynda Carpenito’s room in the morning, sharing coffee (thank you, Lynda!) and talking about the topics discussed the previous day. In the evening, people stopped through a variety of other apartments – sharing wine, food, and great conversation about the conference and future of NANDA-I and the Gordon Program and BC. We highly encourage participants to consider the dormitory for the next conference to better take advantage of the sense of community established by those who stayed there!

Keep an eye on this site for abstracts of papers and posters presented at the conference, which will be available by the end of July, 2018. Once conference evaluations and debriefing have occurred, we will also provide an overview of the learning that occurred during this first joint conference of NANDA International and The Marjory Gordon, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN Program for Clinical Reasoning and Knowledge Development at Boston College. 

Our next joint conference will be in June of 2020, with final dates coming soon!

With best wishes,

T. Heather Herdman, PhD, RN, FNI
CEO/Executive Director
NANDA International