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From: C. Sieloff
Posted: 3/16/2017

                                             2017 CONFERENCE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

The registration for the 2017 conference of the King International Nursing Group (10/20-21 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, U.S.A.) is now open. To register, please follow the directions below:

Go to the Event Calendar on the website Menu bar


Go to the October 2017 Calendar


Click on the Green arrow


Click on Register Now


Complete the registration information.

If you have any problems with registration, please contact Christina Sieloff at


Silent Auction Items Needed for the Conference
(raising funds for research and scholarship)

For anyone who would like to send items for the silent auction in advance, please identify the package via the return label as being associated with the KING conference and mail to the attention of:

Lachel Story, PhD, RN

Assistant Dean for Research and Evaluation

Interim Chair, Department of Advanced Practice
PhD Program Director

Associate Professor

College of Nursing

The University of Southern Mississippi
118 College Drive #5095
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
601-266-6384 (office)
601-266-6643 (fax)


From: Young, David
Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 5:03 PM


Tuberculosis Elimination in the United States — The Need for Renewed Action

Ronald Bayer, Ph.D., and Kenneth G. Castro, M.D.

N Engl J Med 2017; 377:1109-1111September 21, 2017DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1707387

Posted: 10/3/2017

FREE Spirituality Research Global Study for Nursing & Allied Health Practitioners

A.S.K. Data Systems, Inc. of St. Louis, MO. proudly announces a FREE Encore Presentation of our Spirituality Research Study with New 2017 Enhancements to the On-Line Computer Assisted Instruction Course "Spirituality for Nursing and Allied Health Professional Practice" by Dr. Bonnie W. Battey, AND as a Web-based ON-LINE Continuing Education (CNE), Faculty/Professional Development and University Classroom Support Tool.  Sharing IS CARING! Please share this Invitation to your colleagues and Co-professionals and Enroll NOW!  Click on


Open Global Invitation (US and non-US) professionals (base line 10th Grade English Skills)

Enrollment begins September 2017 and study completion deadline is June 1, 2018.

Two or more years as a practicing nurse or allied health professional

Pre and Post Study Surveys required.

Use Easy to Navigate On-line Web access course.

Final Exam required.

Be Awarded 10 CNEs by American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA).

Approved New England NEIRB 14-182.


Not interested in Research Participation? An On-line Course Enrollment Option is available for All Allied Health and Nursing Professionals!!

Open Global Invitation (US and non-US) professionals (base line 10th Grade English Skills)

On-Line Course Cost is $89 per individual participant. Contact ASK for Special pricing available for group participation. 

An Introductory  $20 rebate will be paid to each participant upon completion of the course (within six (6) calendar months) of enrollment. Introductory Enrollment Offer ends June 1, 2018. Course completion must be completed by December 31, 2018.

Awarded 10 CNEs by American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA).   

Use Easy to Navigate On-line Web access course.

Final Exam required.

Access to E-Book Computer Course Guide with approvals to extract and print  segments for personal/organizational/company use in implementing Spirituality Programs.

Eligible to access the Parish Nursing Course (On-Line Web Implementation scheduled first Quarter 2018) with special introductory pricing.

CNE (CEU) Information:

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Non-Nursing participants may apply through their professional organizations for inter-disciplinary credit.

Thank you for your attention.

Dr. Bonnie W. Battey, Author and Principal Investigator
Dr. Jeanette Plodek, Consultant, Principal International Investigator
Mr. Jerry Raskin, Spirituality Team Technical Consultant



Courtyard by Marriott

119 Grand Drive

Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39401

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.


Domestic airports near Hattiesburg, MS

13 miles: Hattiesburg, MS (PIB / KPIB) Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport
67 miles: Gulfport, MS (GPT / KGPT) Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport
87 miles: Mobile, AL (MOB / KMOB) Mobile Regional Airport
88 miles: Meridian, MS (MEI / KMEI) Meridian Regional Airport
95 miles: Jackson, MS (JAN / KJAN)
Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport

Posted: 9/14/2017

                  Learn a strategy for addressing
            incivility and bullying in nursing

Link to the article:


Future of Nursing - Campaign for Action - At the Center to Champion Nursing in America

Multistate Licenses Coming; Videos Explain The New Compact

Coming January 2018: the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC), allowing nurses mobility across state lines. Now the National Council of State Boards of Nursing has produced videos to explain the benefits and requirements and what the updated compact means for you. 


View the videos


From: Young, David

Date: 9/8/2017


                                              AHA issues community guide to addressing social determinants of health

The AHA today released a one-page guideto help hospital and health system board members and leaders in vulnerable communities
implement a multi-step strategy to address the underlying social conditions that often prevent individuals from being able to access
health care or achieve health goals. The strategy is one of nine innovative strategiesidentified last year by the AHA's Task Force on
Ensuring Access in Vulnerable Communities for communities to consider based on their unique needs, support structures and
preferences. Today's guide is the third in a series that will address each of the nine strategies. It also builds on the AHA's ongoing
series of guideson strategic considerations and approaches hospitals can use to improve the environment where people live, work
and play. For more information and resources, visit







To make a difference for eight charities without cost to you, visit


Your scholarly work, related to Imogene King's work, is needed to be submitted to
the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-repository

The King International Nursing Group has just established an Events collection on the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-repository so that abstracts and slides from our biannual conferences can be included on the e-repository.

We are also hoping to establish another collection, associated with the K.I.N.G., that would include all documents/scholarly efforts that use Imogene King's work and related theories. As a result, I am writing to encourage you, your colleagues and any nursing students to consider submitting their work to this e-repository. It is a wonderful way to, without cost, disseminate one's work globally. Submission can include, but are not limited to:

? Pre-print article* (The draft of an article that has been submitted to a journal, but not peer-reviewed or edited.)
? Post-print article* (The version of an article that has been submitted to a journal, peer-reviewed and edited.)
? As-published article* (The version that appears in the print and/or online journal.) 
? Dissertation
? DNP capstone project/paper
? Thesis 
? Class project
? Committee Report
? Research Study Report
? Dataset (raw data from survey results, etc.)**
? Faculty created learning objects
? Presentation papers and/or slides
*Authors are responsible for determining the version allowed for deposit by the publisher/journal prior to submitting it to the Henderson Repository. See the Sherpa/RoMEO database.
** All data must be scrubbed of personal information prior to submission.”
(Sigma Theta Tau International, 2017, FAQs. Retrieved from 

The following is a link to their author information page  (Author Assistant Page: Please remind them to add"King International Nursing Group" to the description field during the submission process so that they may be identified from other submissions. Once 100 submissions have been approved and posted, we could work on having them copied to a separate K.I.N.G. collection.

Thank you so much for your help in disseminating nurses' work related to the work of Dr. King.

Please let me know if you have any questions (


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From: C. Sieloff
Posted: 3/31/2017

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From: Melland, Helen
Posted: 3/4/2017

                                                                                                         SCOPES OF PRACTICE IN DIFFERENT STATES

Thanks to Kris Juliar for sending this very helpful link on scope of practice laws.  Click on the required state and you learn about NP, PA, and Oral Health Providers' scope.   Clear, concise. and helpful.


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

 ©2009 King International Nursing Group.