Conferences & Institutes

Writing for Publication

New Course Available May 13-14, 2021!

Writing for Publication in the Health Sciences


2 day workshop will be held May 13-14, 2021, 9:00am-4:00pm ET via Zoom.  Practicum option continues May 15-June 22.  Registration now open- see bottom of page for fees & registration information! 


2 Options Available: 

Option 1:  Continuing Education Intensive Workshop:  Thursday and Friday May 13 -14, 2021, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM ET (via Zoom)

Option 2:  Continuing Education Workshop with Practicum: May 13-14, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM ET.  Practicum seminars (required):  May 20, June 3, June 17 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET(via Zoom), plus required writing assignments and class activities. 

Workshop: This 2 day intensive workshop introduces participants to preparing a manuscript for publication of research or other scholarly work such as quality assurance initiatives, evidence-based projects, and program evaluations.  Content is organized to take participants through the process of journal selection, manuscript preparation, and submission.  Contemporary issues in publishing, and publication ethics are discussed.

Practicum Option: The practicum option offers participants additional guidance in the development of a manuscript.  Three seminars across 6 weeks provide participants with structured feedback, peer review, and opportunities to discuss challenges in manuscript preparation.  Online discussion forums will be available, and participants are expected to complete weekly writing assignments throughout the 6 week period. Practicum participants must submit an interest form detailing their project status prior to registration (see pre-requisite section below).

Audience: The program is applicable to faculty, clinicians, and students in health sciences.

Pre-Requisites: All participants are encouraged to have a tentative title and brief outline of a proposed manuscript prepared prior to the course. Participants choosing the Practicum option are required to have a tentative title and brief outline prior to the course and must submit an interest form prior to registration to be considered for this option. Interest form can be found here:

Zoom Information:

The May 2021 workshop will be held via Zoom. Prior to registering, please be sure that you are able to access and hear audio via Zoom by following the instructions at the test meeting site:

 Recommended Books:

No book is required for this program.  Three books are suggested below; however, there are many books available on writing for publication.  Participants interested in a book may select one that best meets their needs. 

Saver, C. (2017).  Anatomy of Writing for Publication for Nurses.  Sigma Theta Tau International: Indianapolis, IN. ISBN 978-1945157219  Available at 

Oermann, M.H. & Hayes, J.C. (2019). Writing for Publication in Nursing – Third Edition.  New York:  Springer Publishing.  ISBN: 13: ISBN: 9780826119919.

Huff, A.S. (1999).  Writing for Scholarly Publication.  Thousand Oaks, CA:  Sage Publications.  ISBN:  978-0-7619-1804-2. 

Course Faculty

Faculty for the course is Janet S. Fulton, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, ANEF, FCNS, FAAN.  Dr. Fulton is the Centennial Endowed Professor for Innovation in Nursing Education at the Indiana University School of Nursing.  Since 2002 she has served as editor of Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice, a peer-reviewed journal published by Lippincott and indexed PubMed, CINAHL, Scopus, Science Citation Index, and others.  She has multiple publications in professional journals and has published textbooks in multiple editions.  Two books were awarded the prestigious American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award. 

  • Fees

    May 2021 Fees:

    Workshop Only: $399

    Workshop Only for Indiana University School of Nursing faculty or students (all campuses), or students from other universities*: $299 (see registration area for instructions to receive discounted rate PRIOR to registration)

    Workshop with Practicum Option: $549

    Workshop with Practicum Option for IU School of Nursing faculty/students or external students: $449


    Advance registration is required. Registration closes May 11, 2021

    Payment in full by credit card is due at the time of registration. Internal transfer is accepted for IU faculty/staff only. On-site payment is not accepted. For questions about payment (only), contact Melissa Kocias at or by phone at 812-855-4224. 

    For information on cancellation, refund, and transfer policies, please see the registration and policies page  prior to registering. 

  • Agenda/Workshop Outline

    May 13 & 14, 2021- 9:00am - 4:00 pm ET

    **Agenda is tentative and subject to change at any time.

    Day 1 - 
    • Why write for publication?
    • Overall process of publishing a manuscript in a scholarly journal
    • Differences among types of scholarly works
    • Selecting a journal
    • Using the journal’s “information for authors” as a guide
    • Preparing an outline
    • Manuscript formats
    Day 2 - 
    • Publication ethics
    • IMECJ and other publication standards
    • Managing multiple authors
    • Human Subjects
    • Copyright and other permissions
    • Peer review
    • Techniques of effective writing


  • Contact Hours

    Will be determined.

    Attendance at all of the institute sessions and the completion of the workshop evaluation is required. 


  • Registration Information

    Click here to register for the 2 day workshop ONLY*

    *See information below prior to registering if you qualify for a discount!

    Click here to complete the interest form  to register for the workshop with practicum option

    We will follow up with those interested in the practicum within 5 business days of interest form submission. 

     This workshop is subject to cancellation if minimum participation requirements are not met by April 30, 2021.  Workshop registration is not limited; practicum option will have a maximum registration of 6 participants. If practicum option is full, please email to be put on the wait list. 


    • IU School of Nursing (all campuses) Faculty/students*/staff and non-IU students* seeking the discounted student or IU rates should send an email to  to request discount code information prior to registration.  IU employees must email from their IU email account and students must provide proof of current enrollment in an academic program.  Refunds will NOT be provided if registrants do not request the promo code prior to registration/payment. 


    *Please note, this registration page is for continuing education credits, NOT academic credits- If you are interested in taking this course  for academic credit, please contact the graduate advisor for more information at 317-274-2806.