Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Poster Presentations General
Poster presentations are widely used by students and professionals to present research finding summaries in a stylistic way. All poster presentations are combined with oral presentation and will include answering questions from the viewers, colleagues and peers of the presenters.
Most academic institutions and professional conferences offer and may require, poster presentations as part of a certificate or degree course of study.
Ten Simple Rules for a Good Poster
Concise article by Thomas C. Erren and Philip E. Bourne offering relevant tips for an effective poster and presentation. OpenAccess from PLOS; 2019.6.17
How to create an effective poster presentation by Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA, published online American Nurse Today;2019.6.17
Center for Innovation in Research & Training (CIRT)
Each entity offers their own guide to poster submissions therefore, it is important to reference these before getting started on designing and researching your poster. An abbreviated listing can be found below and are linked to guidelines.
Please visit the homepage of your specific association, academic institution or meeting if they are not listed below.
American Association of Critical Care Nursing: Poster submission guidelines (NTI)
Each journal has specific author submission requirements for articles and manuscripts. An abbreviated list with live links is provided below. Please visit the "author guidelines" section of your identified journal, if it is not listed below.
MedSurg Nursing PDF: Author Guidelines
MedSurg Matters!, the official newsletter of the Academy of
Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN), is a benefit of membership that
includes clinical articles, practice updates, and news dedicated to
advancing medical-surgical nursing practice, clinical research, and professional
development. The newsletter accepts original articles, case studies, letters,
descriptions of clinical care, practice updates and trends, news, and
research pertaining to medical-surgical nursing. Query letters are welcomed,
but not required. Material must be original and never published
All clinical manuscripts submitted undergo review. Each manuscript
is evaluated on its timeliness, importance, accuracy, clarity, and
applicability to adult health/medical-surgical nursing.
Example of AWHONN 2017 Poster Presentation