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Membership Dues:


Regular Member    Annual Membership - $35.00; Life Time Membership - $350.00


Student Member    Annual Membership - $15.00

Retiree Member     Annual Membership - $15.00

Organization         Annual Membership - $100.00 (entitles the organization to two 'memberships')
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Posted: 8/24/2016
Free Webinars Hosted by Action Coalitions 

"Expand Your Mind and Heart Through Reflective Practice"
Host: Tennessee Action Coalition
Date: Tuesday, September 13
Time: 3 - 4 p.m. ET

The Standards of Practice for Culturally Competent Nursing Care are, much like the Culture of Health, founded on the belief that everyone deserves fair and equal rights in health care. The Tennessee Action Coalition will host the third of six webinars based on those standards in a session that introduces the value of reflective practice and critical reflection--ways of critiquing one's practice as well as examining values, beliefs, and cultural heritageRegister

Posted: 5/25/2016

2017 Conference - First Announcement
 (message is also in French, Spanish and Turkish below.
Note. The Japanese translation could not be posted. We apologize.)


The 2017 educational conference of the King International Nursing Group (Nursing Theory Development: Where We Have Been and Where We Are We Going?) will be held October 20-21, 2017 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. This conference will be co-sponsored by The University of Southern Mississippi College of Nursing. We are honored to have Drs. Janie Booth and Karen Rich as the keynote speakers. Information regarding housing, registration costs and program will be posted as they are available. Stay tuned but block these dates on your calendar! To be on a mailing list for information, please contact


La conférence éducative 2017 de l'International Group Roi des soins infirmiers (Nursing Theory développement: où nous avons été et où nous allons-nous) aura lieu Octobre 20-21, 2017 Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Cette conférence sera co-parrainé par l'Université de Southern Mississippi College of Nursing. Nous sommes honorés d'avoir Drs. Janie Booth et Karen Rich comme les conférenciers. Les informations concernant le logement, les frais d'inscription et le programme sera affiché comme ils sont disponibles. Restez à l'écoute, mais bloquer ces dates sur votre calendrier! Pour être sur une liste de diffusion pour les informations, s'il vous plaît contacter
NOTE: We apologize that the Japanese translation of this document cannot be posted. Please contact Christina Sieloff at for a Japanese translation.

Kral Uluslararasi Hemsirelik Grup 2017 egitim konferansi (Hemsirelik Teorisi Gelistirme:? Biz nereye gidiyoruz biz mu ve var) Hattiesburg, Mississippi Ekim 20-21, 2017 yapilacaktir. Bu konferans Hemsirelik Güney Mississippi College Üniversitesi tarafindan ortaklasa sponsorlugunda yapilacaktir. Biz Dr olmasindan onur duyuyoruz. ana konusmaci olarak Janie Booth ve Karen Zengin. hazir olduklarinda olarak konut, kayit maliyetleri ve programla ilgili bilgiler ilan edilecektir. Bizi izlemeye devam edin ama takvimde bu tarihleri engellemek! bilgi için e-posta listesinde olmak için, irtibata geçiniz.


From: Young, David
Posted: 5/27/2016

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is proposing to amend its medical regulations to permit full practice authority of all VA advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) when they are acting within the scope of their VA employment.


Full rule published in the Federal Register, May 25, 2016 (6-pages)




Posted: 5/24/2016

AHRQ Report Shows Gains in Access to

and Affordability of Health Insurance


More people have health care coverage, have a usual place to go for medical care, and can more easily afford medical bills after the Affordable Care Act’s provisions have taken effect, according to a new report released today by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).


Based on data from 2010 to June 2015, the report indicates that the overall rate of uninsured people under age 65 decreased from 18 percent to 10 percent. For 18 to 29 year olds, the uninsured rate declined even further - by more than half, from 31 percent to 15 percent. Among poor people ages 18-64, the uninsured rate fell from 44 percent to 25 percent. Substantial gains in health care coverage were found for Hispanic and black adults.


The report also shows that more people had a usual place to go for medical care. The percentage of people with a usual place to go for medical care increased overall for blacks and Hispanics. Hispanics showed the biggest gains in this measure, climbing from 77 percent in 2010 to 83 percent in the first half of 2015.


The cost of health care coverage also became more affordable as fewer people overall reported having trouble paying medical bills within the past year. Low-income people saw the greatest benefit, and all racial and ethnic groups showed a decline in payment problems during this period.


The new AHRQ report, 2015 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report and 5th Anniversary Update on the National Quality Strategy, shows that quality of care is improving, particularly in hospitals, and for measures that are being publicly reported by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. However, quality is still far from optimal overall, and disparity based on race/ethnicity and income continues to impact the care people receive.


Download the new AHRQ report here. Check out our infographic highlighting the major findings of the report here. And we blogged abouthow our report shows health care is improving for Americans.


Posted: 4/26/2016


AHRQ 2016 Hospital User Comparative Database Report


AHRQ’s Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2016 Comparative Database Report is now available and provides results from 447,584 staff in 680 U.S. hospitals that administered the survey, including first-time comparative results from children’s hospitals. Comparative results are presented by hospital characteristics (bed size, teaching status, ownership, and geographic region) and respondent characteristics (work area, staff position).


The survey composite that had the highest increase over time was Supervisor/Manager Expectations and Actions Promoting Patient Safety. The composite measured the extent to which supervisors/managers consider staff suggestions for improving patient safety, praise staff for following patient safety procedures, and do not overlook patient safety problems.  


Hospitals that administered the survey can use the results to compare their patient safety culture to other participating U.S. hospitals.


For more information, please email or call the helpline at 1-888-324-9790.


From: Sofie, Jennifer
Posted: 1/6/2016
Great resource for developing manuscripts

I have come across a great resource I wanted to share. It's a free open course through the University of Utah done by Dr. Patricia Moran. It is titled " Writing for Professional Journals". There are about 8 modules with a mix of short video lectures on a variety of topics like, why publish, how to query a journal, and the process of getting a manuscript published. They are well done.
Here is the Link:

From: ANA
Posted: 5/27/2015
The essence of nursing:
Advancing the Art and Science of Patient Care, Quality, and Safety
A supplement to the May issue of American Nurse Today  In healthcare today, technological advances grab headlines while clinicians’ documentation duties mount almost daily. Is basic nursing care receding into the background? Click here to read.

Welcome to the King International Nursing Group!


Founded by colleagues of Dr. King in Michigan, the King International Nursing Group (K.I.N.G.) preserves, promotes, and advances King’s work in nursing knowledge development. Using her systems theory intertwined with research, we strive to improve all aspects of nursing education, administration and practice.


Following the successful 2013 conference in Vermont, we are looking forward to the 2015 conference in Las Vegas. The keynote address will be given by Dr. Carolyn Yucha, Dean and Professor at UNLV, whose research focuses on physiological stress reactions. Please watch for the call for abstracts for paper and poster presentations.


Regardless of your location or practice, we encourage you to join the K.I.N.G. and become active within the organization. We are currently looking for members to volunteer for the following committees: Nomination Committee and Education Committee.


We hope that you will visit this website frequently for information, suggestions and networking. Please feel free to share the link to the home page with your colleagues. If you have suggestions for how we might improve the web page, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Mary Gunther PhD, RN   President (2013-2015)

Beverly Whelton PhD, RN President (2011-2013)


Christina Sieloff, President (2009-2011)







DR. KING'S 1971 & 1981 BOOKS
Items have been added to the Members' Only Documents: 1) Dr. King's 1971 book - Toward a Theory For Nursing: General Concepts of Human Behavior, and 2) Dr. King's 1981 book - A Theory for Nursing: Systems, Concepts and Process. Since these books are out of print, this is a great opportunity to review Dr. King's early works. If you are not a member of the King International Nursing Group, please take a moment to join. Dues are very reasonable: 1) $35 annually, or 2) $15 annually if the member is a student or retired.
First Conference Photographs

Photographs have recently been found from the first King International Nursing Conference. (Thank you to Dr. Mary Killeen). These photographs have been uploaded to the members-only Documents section of the website. Join now ($35/year; $15/year for students and retirees) to view these photos.

King International Conference 2013: The Future of Nursing

Southern Vermont College, in collaboration with Southwestern Vermont Medical Center co-sponsored the KING Conference (Attaining the Future: Bridging the Gaps) April 4-6, 2013 in Bennington, Vermont.  The committee is working on obtaining permissions from the presenters to upload their slides to the password protected member portion of this website. Photos from the conference will also be uploaded. Stay tuned! If you want the detailed information from this conference, please join. Membership is very reasonable (students - $15 and regular members - $35). 

KING International Nursing Group is on Facebook!


KING is now on Facebook!  Find out more by doing a Facebook search for “King International Nursing Group.” Administrator Tom Stenvig encourages all KING members and anyone interested in Imogene King’s work to visit the KING Facebook page and click “Like” to help stimulate interest and spread the word. Also feel free to post information about meetings, conferences, publications, and anything else of interest to KING members. For questions and more information, contact Tom at










    Click on Documents for a Powerpoint presentation by Southwestern Vermont Medical Center

King’s Conceptual System & Theory of Goal Attainment: Leading the way for the Nurse of the Future




 The King International Nursing Group wishes to recognize and thank its Lifetime and Charter members. The Lifetime members are:  Richard Bogue, Jacqueline Fawcett, Mary Killeen, Patricia Messmer, Diana Newman. Charter members are:  Barbara May, Thomas Stenvig. Without the support these individuals, the K.I.N.G. would not have reactivated as successfully as it did.

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