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Nursing Theories:  Moving Forward through Collaboration, Application and Innovation


Washington, D.C.

Nov 14-15, 2019

George Washington




George Washington University


In collaboration with:

International Association of Human Caring

International Caritas Consortium

International Consortium of Parse Scholars

Neuman Systems Model Trustees Group, Inc.

Orem International Society

Roy Adaptation Association
Society for the Advancement of Modeling and Role Modeling

Society of Rogerian Scholars

Transcultural Nursing Society


Watson Caring Science Institute



An inspiring forum for all nurses (clinicians, researchers, educators, administrators, nurse practitioners, theorists, and undergraduate and graduate students) to celebrate nursing knowledge development through clinical, theoretical, and research presentations related to nursing theory. There will be twenty-four peer reviewed presentations following a keynote panel with time for responses to the panel. A silent auction will be used to raise scholarship funds.


Program Objectives:

[1] Examine the unique important role of nursing theory in the profession of nursing.

[2] Examine the relationship between nursing theory and health care outcomes

[3] Develop strategies for using nursing theories within one’s practice, whether direct care, education, management or research


Call for Abstracts: Available at Submission deadline: May 1, 2019.


Conference Location:

George Washington University



TBD (info to be posted on

In order to reserve rooms at the conference rate, you will need to register for the K.I.N.G educational conference to obtain the registration code.


Metro Location: Foggy Bottom/GWU



Parking: TBD


Registration Schedule:

Early Bird Registration: (by 9/8/2019 5pm Eastern)

Regular Registration after 9/8/2019

Registration fees are currently being developed and will be posted on by 3/1/2019.


Registration Categories:

  • Members of collaborating nursing theory organizations
  • Registrants who are not members of collaborating nursing theory organizations
  • Students


On-line registration will also be available 3/1/2019 at


For additional information, please contact:

Louanne Friend:

Christina Sieloff:



The King International Nursing Group is pleased to announce their 2019 conference: Nursing Theories: Moving Forward Through Collaboration, Application and Innovation. The conference will be held in Washington, D. C. (George Washington University; Metro: Foggy Bottom/GWU) November 14 & 15, 2019, just prior to the Sigma Theta Tau International annual conference. For this conference, the K.I.N.G. is honored to be working with several individuals and nursing theory groups (Orem, Parse, Rogers, Roy, Watson and others) to plan a conference that will include presentations from nurses' applications of a variety of nursing theories to various practice settings and populations. When available, the call for abstracts will be posted here. For additional information, please contact Dr. Louanne Friend at

                                                            CALL FOR ABSTRACTS NOW AVAILABLE!

We are pleased to let you know that the Call for Abstracts for the 2019 collaborative nursing theory conference is now available through the following link:

Although the deadline for submitting an abstract is May, 2019 (see form for the exact date), please start thinking now about what you would like to submit. We hope to again be able to have presenters present from a distance and would like to also have translators available as we did for the 2017. However, these are two details we still need to work out.

Regardless, please plan to submit an abstract for this unique conference. Thank you.

NOTE: We apologize that this web site cannot accommodate the Chinese and Japanese languages.


Nos complace informarle que la convocatoria de resúmenes para la conferencia de teoría colaborativa de enfermería de 2019 ya está disponible a través del siguiente enlace:

Aunque la fecha límite para enviar un resumen es mayo de 2019 (vea el formulario para la fecha exacta), empiece a pensar ahora qué le gustaría enviar. Esperamos volver a tener presentadores presentes a distancia y nos gustaría tener también traductores disponibles como lo hicimos para el 2017. Sin embargo, estos son dos detalles que todavía debemos resolver.

De todos modos, planee enviar un resumen para esta conferencia única. Gracias.


2019 isbirlikçi hemsirelik teorisi konferansi için Özet Çagrisi'nin su link üzerinden erisilebilir oldugunu size bildirmekten mutluluk duyuyoruz:

Bir özet sunma için son tarih Mayis, 2019 (tam tarih için formuna bakiniz) olmasina ragmen, lütfen göndermek istediginiz sey hakkinda simdi düsünmeye baslayin. Bir daha uzaktan sunum yapabilmeyi umuyoruz ve 2017 için yaptigimiz gibi çevirmenler de bulundurmak istiyoruz. Ancak, bunlar hala çalismamiz gereken iki detay.

Her seye ragmen, bu benzersiz konferans için bir özet sunmayi planlayin. Tesekkür ederim.


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Join Us for a Webinar:
Building a Culture of Health for Native Americans Through Nursing Education, Culture and Community Engagement

With the National Alaska Native American Indian Nurses Association
Wednesday, November, 28, 2018| 3-4:30 p.m. ET
This webinar will highlight Native American nurses leading a Culture of Health in Native American communities. John Lowe, PhD, RN, FAAN (Cherokee/Creek/Lenape), featured speaker, is executive director of the Center for Indigenous Nursing Research for Health Equity at Florida State University’s College of Nursing. An advocate for culturally competent health care of Native Americans, he is co-author of an indigenous conceptual framework that this webinar will examine. It comprises the dimensions of caring, traditions, respect, connection, holism, trust and spirituality, and each will be discussed, along with their relevance to nursing and advancing the health of Native Americans.

Marcella LeBeau, RN (ret.) is a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux tribe who served in World War II as a lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps. She is an advocate for Native American health, language and culture. Her many contributions to her Indian communities, state and country will be featured in this webinar.

Participants will:
  • Learn about Native American nurse leaders’ contributions to improving the health and well-being and advancing nursing education.
  • Examine the significance and application of an indigenous conceptual framework to nursing education and practice.
  • Discuss nurse leadership in the military and through history.

Register for this webinar.Once the host approves your request, you will receive a confirmation email with a link and instructions for joining the meeting. Please retain this confirmation email and contact if you do not receive one.

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The Korean Nurses Association is collecting signatures in the hopes of securing a Noble Peace Prize nomination for Marianne Stöger and Margaritha Pissarek, two Austrian nurses and Catholic nuns who worked with leprosy patients on Sorokdo Island, off the Korean mainland, for more than 40 years. One million signatures are needed for the nurses to be considered. You may sign the petition here.


A short documentary film about the nurses can be viewed here.

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The new nurse led, nurse developed repository of the most current and accurate information about nursing discipline-specific knowledge that advances human betterment globally.

  *Summaries, with author bios, of over 40 nursing models, theories & philosophies (and growing).

  * Historical records of landmark events shaping nursing knowledge.

  * Exemplars of theory-based practice, education, research, policy and quality-improvement projects.

  * Resources for nursing knowledge development, including textbooks, organizations and journals.

  *Information about future events focused on nursing theory and philosophy.

What people are saying :

“A great resource.” “An amazing historical treasure.”

“A terrific way to advance public understanding and appreciation of
nursing knowledge.”

“A great resource for sharing ideas… I can’t wait to see the site grow and expand, reflecting the development of new knowledge in nursing!”




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.

Since the K.I.N.G. has international members, the newsletters are also published in Japanese, Spanish and Turkish. Being a member also 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

Ahora que ha visitado este sitio web, tómese un momento para considerar unirse. La membresía en King International Nursing Group es muy rentable, especialmente para estudiantes (solo $ 15 por año), y puede pagar con tarjeta de crédito en este sitio. Tenga en cuenta que la organización no ha aumentado las cuotas desde que comenzamos en 2009.

Desde el K.I.N.G. tiene miembros internacionales, los boletines también se publican en japonés, español y turco. Ser miembro también le permite acceder a varias publicaciones que están agotadas en la sección Documentos, así como a expertos que pueden responder sus preguntas sobre King a través de los blogs (tanto públicos como miembros). Además, tenga en cuenta que, si detalla sus impuestos, las cuotas son deducibles de impuestos.

Las cuotas de afiliación:
Membresía anual para miembros regulares: $ 35.00; Membresía de por vida - $ 350.00

Membresía anual de miembro estudiante - $ 15.00

Membresía anual para miembros jubilados: $ 15.00

Membresía anual de la organización: $ 100.00 (le da derecho a la organización a dos 'membresías')
Preguntas: contacte a

Artik bu web sitesini ziyaret ettiniz, katilmayi düsünmek için biraz vakit ayirin. Kral Uluslararasi Hemsirelik Grubu üyeligi, özellikle ögrenciler için (yalnizca bir yil için 15 ABD dolari) çok uygun maliyetlidir ve bu sitede kredi karti ile ödeme yapabilirsiniz. 2009'da basladigimizdan beri kurulusun aidatlari yükseltmedigini unutmayin.

K.I.N.G. uluslararasi üyelere sahipken, bültenler Japonca, Ispanyolca ve Türkçe olarak da yayinlanmaktadir. Üye olmak, Dokümanlar bölümünde yazdirilmayan çesitli yayinlarin yani sira, Kral sorulariniza bloglar araciligiyla (hem kamu hem de üye) cevap verebilecek uzmanlara erismenizi saglar. Ayrica, vergilerinizi ayrintilariyla belirlerseniz, aidatlarin vergiden düsülebilecegini unutmayin.

Üyelik aidatlari:
Düzenli Üye Yillik Üyelik - 35,00 $; Yasam Zamani Üyelik - 350.00 USD

Ögrenci Üye Yillik Üyelik - 15.00 $

Emekli Üyeligi Yillik Üyelik - 15,00 $

Organizasyon Yillik Üyelik - 100,00 $ (kurulusu iki 'üyelik' e yetki verir)
Sorulariniz: ile iletisim kurun

                                            TV News Coverage of KING 2017 Conference

A television reporter interviewed Dr. Lachel Story and Dr. Christina Sieloff about the 2017 conference (link below):


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.)


DNP capstone project/paper


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 e-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 (


Posted: 9/14/2017

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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.


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 2017 conference in Vermont, we are looking forward to the 2019 conference in Washington, D.C. just before (November 14-15) the Sigma Theta Tau International conference. Please watch for the call for abstracts for paper and poster presentations.


Regardless of your location or area of 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: Education, Membership and Nomination Committees.


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.

Christina Sieloff, PhD, RN  President (2017-2019)

Mary Gunther PhD, RN   President (2013-2017)

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 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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