APNA Annual Conference Abstract Submitter Toolkit: Educational Learning Outcomes
Learning Outcomes Information & Example Terminology
Every abstract submission must include one learning outcome which is appropriate for the target audience (RN/APRN). An educational learning outcome/objective is a statement in specific and measurable terms that describes what the learner will know or be able to do as a result of engaging in a learning activity. Each outcome should begin with an action verb (see list below) and complete the sentence “Upon completion of this presentation, participants will be able to…”. (Example: Describe three features of APNA membership.)
An Effective Learning Outcome is:
- Consistent with the goals of the presentation
- Clearly stated
- Clearly measurable
- Realistic and doable
- Appropriate for the level of the learner
- Worthy (Important information)
We recommend that you use Bloom’s Taxonomy action verbs for your outcome. Here is a handout which lists the different categories and possible verbs.
Educational Outline Summary Information
The educational outline summary, required as a part of the abstract submission, will answer the following two questions:
- What will you present?
- Examples:case studies, theories, examples, charts/graphs, etc.
- How will you engage the participants/learners in the presentation?
- Examples: Q&A, feedback, discussion, small groups, etc.
All submitters must log in with their APNA username and password. If you do not have a username and password, you may create one.