How to Turn a Poster Presentation into a Journal Article

Author(s): Annette Bourgault, Carl Goforth, Debra Siela

Contact Hours 1.25

CERP B 1.25

Expires Oct 15, 2026

Topics: Career Development, Publishing

Role: Staff, Educator

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Attendees learn practical steps to disseminate work from a poster presentation by turning it into a manuscript suitable for publication in a journal, such as Critical Care Nurse. Our panel consists of an experienced journal editor and editorial board members who help to demystify the publication process. We also provide tips for successful writing, focusing on how to turn a poster presentation into a manuscript suitable for journal publication.


  • Discuss International Committee of Medical journal Editors author criteria and how to find an experienced coauthor.
  • Describe the process of writing a manuscript for journal publication.
  • Examine tips specific to creating a manuscript from a poster presentation.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

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