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HRSA Announces Loan Repayment Programs
in Exchange for Service

New -HRSA Announces Loan Repayment Programs in Exchange for Service
The Health Resources & Services Administration offers three loan repayment programs that can help nurses pay off unpaid education debt, by making a commitment to service in various areas. The NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program deadline is February 23. The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program and the NHSC Zika Loan Repayment Program deadlines are April 6. Learn more during a technical assistance call February 16.


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Residence Inn and Courtyard by Marriott

116 Grand Drive

Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39401

Residence Inn Phone: 601.264.9202

Courtyard Phone: 601.268.3050

Fax: 601.264.9205

Cell: 601.297.3500

When calling for a reservation, ask for the block of rooms for the K.I.N.G. conference 10/20 and 10/21.


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.


Posted: 10/13/2016



Conference: Nursing Theory Development:

Where We Have Been and Where We are We Going?

Call for Abstracts from Clinicians

The King International Nursing Group is co-sponsoring a conference with the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg Mississippi - October 20-21, 2017. Nursing clinicians and nursing students are encouraged to submit abstracts for completed projects and works in progress.


This invitation includes but is not limited to evidence-based clinical practice, patient teaching guides, staff education, management and leadership strategies.  Projects representing all clinical areas from conception to natural death across the lifespan may be submitted.  Please see the call for abstracts(below) for further information.

ESTA USANDO EL TRABAJO DE Imogene King en su práctica?

Conferencia: Desarrollo de enfermería Teoría:

Donde hemos estado y hacia dónde nos vamos?

Solicitud de resúmenes de los médicos

La enfermería Grupo Internacional Rey está copatrocinando una conferencia con la University of Southern Mississippi en Hattiesburg Mississippi - Octubre 20-21, 2017. clínicos de enfermería y estudiantes de enfermería se les anima a enviar resúmenes de proyectos terminados y obras en curso.

Esta invitación incluye pero no se limita a la práctica basada en la evidencia clínica, guías de enseñanza paciente, la educación del personal, gestión y estrategias de liderazgo. Proyectos que representan todas las áreas clínicas, desde la concepción hasta la muerte natural durante toda la vida pueden ser presentadas. Por favor, vea la convocatoria de resúmenes (abajo) para más información.
Eger uygulamada imogene KING'S IS KULLANIYORSANIZ?

Konferans: Teori Gelistirme Hemsirelik:

Nerede Biz Have Been ve nerede Biz Going?

Klinisyenler Özet Çagrisi

Kral Uluslararasi Hemsirelik Grubu es sponsor Hattiesburg Mississippi Southern Mississippi Üniversitesi ile bir konferans oldugunu - 20-21 Ekim 2017 Hemsirelik klinisyen ve hemsirelik ögrencileri tamamlanan projeler için yayin özetlerini göndermeleri için tesvik ve ilerleme çalisir edilir.

Bu davetiye ama kanita dayali klinik uygulama, hasta ögretim kilavuzlari, personel egitimi, yönetimi ve liderlik stratejileri ile sinirli degildir içerir. yasam boyunca dogal ölüm anlayisi tüm klinik alanlarini temsil projeler sunulabilir. Daha fazla bilgi için özetler (asagida) çagrisini bakiniz.


From D. Young
Posted: 1/30/2017

                                             Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 9 /
                                                     Friday, January 13, 2017 /
                                                         Rules and Regulations
Medicare and Medicaid Program: Conditions of Participation for Home Health Agencies
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS.
Final rule.
These regulations are effective on July 13, 2017.


Posted: 6/23/2016
2017 Conference - Call for Abstracts
(English, Japanese, Spanish, Turkish)

Nursing Theory Development:

Where We Have Been and Where We Are We Going

Friday- Saturday October 20 - 21, 2017 Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Co-sponsor: The University of Southern Mississippi College of Nursing



An inspiring forum for clinicians, researchers, educators, administrators, nurse practitioners, undergraduate and graduate students to celebrate nursing knowledge development through clinical, theoretical, and research presentations. The keynote address will be by Janie Butts, PhD, RN, and Karen Rich, PhD, RN, The University of Southern Mississippi College of Nursing, co authors of Philosophies and Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice.


The KING conference supports individuals whose interest in nursing knowledge arises from clinical, research, educational or administrative perspectives and experience.  The following topics are offered as guidance on the kinds of presentations that will fit well in the KING conference:

  • Competency-based nursing education and practice
  • Integrated evidenceand competency-based models for nursing clinical practice
  • Application of King's Interacting Systems Framework and Theory of Goal Attainment
  • Strategies for using any foundational framework or theory within future nursing practice




  • Study in progress and completed projects will be reviewed for paper and poster presentations. Each paper presentation will be allowed 30 minutes (includes 5 minutes for questions and answers). Poster authors will be present to discuss their work during designated session.
  • Theoretical and clinical abstracts to be submitted in paragraph format.
  • Structured research abstracts should use headings: purpose of study, rationale and significance, methodology, sample and setting, results, and conclusions.
  • Abstracts will be selected for presentation on the basis of merit through blind review.
  • Accepted abstracts will be made available on the KING web site for conference participants.
  • Preparation: Abstracts should not exceed 300 words, using single spaced 12 Times New Roman font.Set margins at one and one-half inches on left, and one inch on right, top and bottom. Center the title in upper case font. Submission: Submit two electronic copies of Word document by emailing Louanne Friend via Contact Us at KING website:
  • First copy should include: complete title, author(s)' name(s), credentials, institutional affiliation, phone/fax, and e-mail of all authors. If more than one author is listed, indicate the corresponding author and whether the paper should be considered either for a paper or poster presentation.
  • Second copy of the abstract should include the title and mode of presentation (paper or poster) with no other identifying information.

Submission deadline:          February 13, 2017           

Notification.  You will be notified of the status of your abstract via e-mail by March 13, 2017.

Conference Registration:  Presenters are required to register for the conference and pay the non-refundable registration fee. [Registration forms and other related information are available at]


Questions, contact Louanne Friend at

NOTE: We apologize that the Japanese translation of this document cannot be posted. Please contact Christina Sieloff at for a Japanese translation.
Solicitud de resúmenes
Un foro de inspiración para los clínicos, investigadores, educadores, administradores, enfermeras, estudiantes y graduados para celebrar el desarrollo del conocimiento de enfermería a través clínicos, presentaciones teóricas y de investigación. El discurso de apertura será de Janie Butts, PhD, RN, y Karen Rich, PhD, RN, la Universidad del Sur de Mississippi Escuela de Enfermería, co autores de filosofías y teorías de enfermería de práctica avanzada.

La conferencia REY apoya a las personas cuyo interés en el conocimiento de enfermería surge de clínica, la investigación, las perspectivas educativas o administrativas y experiencia. En los siguientes temas se ofrecen como orientación sobre los tipos de presentaciones que se ajuste bien en la conferencia REY:

la formación de enfermería basada en la competencia y la práctica
modelos basados en la competencia evidenceand integrada para la práctica clínica de enfermería
La aplicación de sistemas que interactúan marco del Rey y Teoría de Alcance de Metas
Estrategias para el uso de cualquier marco fundacional o teoría dentro de la práctica de enfermería futuro



Estudio en proyectos de progreso validados será revisada para papel y presentaciones de carteles. Cada ponencia será: 30 minutos (incluye 5 minutos para preguntas y respuestas). Cartel autores estarán presentes para discutir su trabajo durante la sesión designada.
resúmenes teóricos y clínicos para ser presentados en formato de párrafo.
resúmenes de investigación estructurados deben utilizar partidas: fines de estudio, justificación e importancia, la metodología, la muestra y el entorno, resultados y conclusiones.
Los resúmenes serán seleccionados para su presentación en función de los méritos mediante la revisión ciega.
Los resúmenes aceptados serán puestos a disposición en el sitio web REY de participantes de la conferencia.
Preparación: Los resúmenes no debe exceder de 300 palabras, usando espacio sencillo márgenes 12 Times New Roman font.Set como una vez y media pulgadas a la izquierda, y una pulgada a la derecha, arriba y abajo. Centrar el título en letra mayúscula. Sumisión: Presentar dos copias electrónicas de documento de Word enviando un correo electrónico a través de Louanne amigo Contacte con nosotrosen el sitio web REY:

Primera copia debe incluir: título completo, autor (s) 'nombre (s), credenciales, afiliación institucional, teléfono / fax y correo electrónico de todos los autores. Si aparece más de un autor, indicar el autor correspondiente y si el papel debe ser considerada ya sea para una presentación o póster.
Segunda copia del resumen debe incluir el título y el modo de presentación (papel o póster) con ninguna otra información de identificación.

Fecha límite de presentación: 13 Febrero 2017

Notificación. Se le notificará de la situación de su resumen por correo electrónico el 13 de marzo de 2017.

Inscripción en la Conferencia: Se requiere que los presentadores que inscribirse en la conferencia y pagar la cuota de inscripción no es reembolsable. [Los formularios de inscripción y otra información relacionada están disponibles en]

Preguntas, póngase en contacto con Louanne amigo en
 klinisyenler, arastirmacilar, egitimciler, yöneticiler, hemsire, lisans ve yüksek lisans ögrencileri için ilham verici bir forum klinik, teorik ve arastirma sunumlar araciligiyla hemsirelik bilgi gelisimini kutlamak için. keynote adres Gelismis Hemsirelik Uygulamalari için Felsefelerin yazarlari ve Kuramlari co, Janie Butts, PhD, RN, ve Karen Rich, PhD, RN, Hemsirelik Güney Mississippi College Üniversitesi tarafindan olacaktir.

KING konferans hemsirelik bilgisi olan ilgi, klinik, arastirma, egitim ve idari bakis açilari ve tecrübe kaynaklanmaktadir bireyleri destekler. Asagidaki konular KING konferansinda iyi uyacak sunumlar türlü rehber olarak sunulmaktadir:

Yetkinlik bazli hemsirelik egitimi ve uygulama
hemsirelik klinik uygulamada entegre evidenceand yetkinlik bazli modeller
Kral Etkilesen Sistemleri Framework Uygulama ve hedefe ulasma Teorisi
Gelecekteki hemsirelik uygulamalari içinde herhangi bir temel çerçeve veya teorisi kullanilarak Stratejileri



ilerleme ve tamamlanan projelerdeki çalisma bildiri ve poster sunumlari için gözden geçirilecektir. Her kagit sunumu 30 dakika izin (sorular ve cevaplar için 5 dakika içerir) olacaktir. Poster yazarlari belirlenen oturumu sirasinda islerini görüsmek üzere mevcut olacaktir.
Teorik ve klinik özetleri paragraf biçiminde sunulacak.
Yapilandirilmis arastirma özetleri basliklari kullanmalisiniz: Çalisma, gerekçesi ve önemi, metodoloji, örneklem ve ayar, sonuçlari ve sonuçlarin amaci.
Özetler kör inceleme yoluyla liyakat esasina göre sunum için seçilecektir.
Kabul edilen bildiriler konferans katilimcilari için KING web sitesinde kullanima sunulacaktir.
nisi: Özetler solda bir buçuk inç tek aralikli 12 Times New Roman font.Set marjlari kullanarak, 300 kelimeyi asmayacak ve sag, üst ve alt bir inç olmamalidir. büyük harf yazi basligi ortalayin. Gönderme: KING web sitesinde Bize araciligiyla Louanne Arkadasa e-posta ile Word belgesi iki elektronik kopyalarini Boyutu:

Ilk kopya içermelidir: tam baslik tüm yazarlarin, yazar (lar) 'isim (ler), kimlik bilgileri, kurum, telefon / faks ve e-posta. Birden fazla yazari listelenir, ilgili yazari gösteren ve ister bir kagit veya poster sunum için ya düsünülmelidir.
özetin ikinci kopyasi baska hiçbir tanimlayici bilgiler basligi ve sunum (kagit veya poster) modunu içermelidir.

Gönderme tarihi: 13 Subat 2017

Bildirim. Sen 13 Mart 2017 e-posta yoluyla soyut durumu bildirilecektir.

Konferans Kayit: Sunum konferans için kayit ve iade kayit ücreti ödemeleri gerekmektedir. [Kayit formlari ve diger ilgili bilgiler mevcuttur.]

Sorular, de Louanne Arkadasa temasa

From: C. Sieloff
Posted: 1/25/2017

Nursing Education Grants

The National League for Nursing provides three to five grants a year for research that contributes to the development of the science of nursing education. One theme this year for its
Education Research Grants Program
is partnerships as a strategic approach to improve patient-centered outcomes. Deadline: February 9.

From: D. Young
Posted: 1/27/2017

                                                             Culture of Health Leaders Program

The Culture of Health Leaders program will develop a large cadre of leaders from diverse sectors (e.g., public policy, business, technology, community development and planning, education, transportation, public health, health care, and others) to work with organizations, communities, health systems, and policymakers to build a Culture of Health in America. Over the course of the three-year program, each cohort of leaders will complete a leadership development curriculum, as well as individual and collaborative projects, that support the cultural shifts at the local, state, and national levels that are necessary for all people to have opportunities to achieve their best possible health and well-being.

Culture of Health Leaders are people working in every field and profession who want to use their in?uence to advance a Culture of Health—one that enables everyone in America to live longer, healthier lives.




More information at:


From: C. Sieloff

Posted: 12/21/2016

Nursing Once Again Country's Most Trusted Profession

A newly released poll from Gallup reveals that, for the 15th year in a row, Americans believe the nursing profession has the highest ethical standards of all. Congratulations--and big thanks--nurses!

From: C. Sieloff
Posted: 11/14/2017

The Four Forces that Will Shape Nursing

This is an article by Peter Buerhaus:

From: Young, David

Posted: November 17, 2016

Despite Country's Nursing Shortage,

Many Still Struggle To Get A Job


Many employers have shifted the requirements they are looking for when hiring nurses in the changing health care landscape.


Stateline: Why Does It Take So Long To Hire A Nurse?
Nationally health care jobs take longer to fill than jobs in most other industries: 49 workdays as of the last count in September, according to DHI Hiring Indicators, a research group. It’s tempting to argue that nurse hiring difficulties, in Houston and across the nation, would go away if more people graduated from nursing programs. And many cities do need more graduates — but that’s not the only problem. Hospitals, nursing homes, home care agencies and doctor’s offices, like a lot of employers across the country, have a specific resume in mind. Employers often want new hires to have experience in a specialty such as operating room nursing. They may not be able to raise wages to easily attract that experience. Meanwhile many new nurses, armed with a degree that’s supposedly a ticket to the middle class, struggle to land their first job. (Quinton, 11/16)


Marketplace: As Nurses Retire, A Significant Shortage Looms
Ten thousand dollar sign-on bonuses and generous benefits? No, we’re not talking about the tech industry; it’s nurses who are now in high demand. As the economy improves, many older nurses are cutting back hours or retiring, causing a major shortage across the country. (Allington, 11/14)


From: Young, David
Posted: November 14, 2016 12:37 PM

NIH-led effort examines use of big data for infectious disease surveillance

Big data derived from electronic health records, social media, the internet and other digital sources have the potential to provide more timely and detailed information on infectious disease threats or outbreaks than traditional surveillance methods. A team of scientists led by the National Institutes of Health reviewed the growing body of research on the subject and has published its analyses in a special issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases (link is external).


From: Young, David
Posted: 11/11/2016

Facing Addiction Image

Next week, a historic first:

On Thursday, November 17, we will releaseFacing Addiction in America: A Surgeon General’s Prevention Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health.This will mark the first time a U.S. Surgeon General has dedicated a report to substance misuse and related disorders. The report addresses alcohol, illicit drugs, and prescription drug misuse, with chapters dedicated to neurobiology, prevention, treatment, recovery, health systems integration and recommendations for the future.



A public blog is available for your postings. We hope that you will post your questions and comments about Dr. King's work, and respond to the comments of others. Access to the Blog is by clicking on the  menu item (Blogs) at the top of the web page. Hope to hear from you soon.



Now that you have visited this website, take a moment to consider joining. Membership in the King International Nursing Group is very cost effective, especially for students (only $15 for a year), and you can pay by credit card on this site. Keep in mind that the organization has not raised dues since we started in 2009.
Being a member gets you access to several publications that are out of print through the Documents section as well as access to experts who can answer your King questions through the blogs (both public and members only). Also, keep in mind that, if you itemize on your taxes, dues are tax deductible.

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')
Questions: contact

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:


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.

 Contact us at

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