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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




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

An analysis from the International Centre on Nurse Migration shows limited pay growth and decreasing purchasing power for nurses around the world. Based on pay data collected over 10 years by the International Council of Nurses (ICN), the report shows an urgent need to give the world's nurses a pay raise and improve working conditions in order to attract more qualified individuals to the profession. 

Read the news release from ICN. Access the full report in PDF form .


Posted: 3/29/2018

We invite you to join us for a thought-provoking, intimate conversation with Audrey Stevenson, PhD, MPH, MSN, FNP-BC, an acclaimed nursing leader with many years' experience and the manager of ANA's Nursing Leaders online community.

Challenge Your Strategic Vision:

How to Disrupt, Innovate and Succeed as a Nursing Leader

May 22, 2018,

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm ET

Please note: We encourage you to attend the live webinar, however, register no later than May 21, 2018 at 1:00 pm ET to receive 24/7 access to this webinar. Even if you can't attend the live webinar, you can still benefit from this information at a later time.

But don't delay – space is limited.

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  • Challenge your current strategic approach:How to disrupt the status quo
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  • Reconsider 10 principles of strategic leadership: How to make a difference in today's health care arena

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Attendance is free for ANA members and non-members.

Who should attend: Nursing Leaders in all settings

Additional information: Individual registration required. Register no later than May 21, 2018 at 1 pm ET to receive 24/7 access to this webinar so even if you can't attend the live webinar, you can still benefit from this information at a later time. A link will be emailed to all registrants the day after the webinar so you can view the webinar at your convenience.

This program is informational only; no contact hours will be awarded.

After you register, you will receive our digital e-book: "Optimizing Your Leadership Skills" as our gift for registering.  Delivery will be via email prior to the webinar.


                                            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 (


From: <> on behalf of Diane Szulecki <>
Posted: 11/21/2017

                                                                                                      BE AWARE OF PREDATORY PUBLISHING

The NIH recently issued a statement on predatory journals, encouraging authors to be alert to them and offering resources for identifying credible journals. And last month, the Public Library of Science posted an excellent article, “To Catch a Predatory Publisher,” that discusses red flags to look for.  
We’ve heard from many authors who receive invitations to submit articles based on papers they’ve published. Many of these seem to come from journals or organizations that are unscrupulous and have been termed “predatory publishers.” (See the April 2015 AJN editorial on this topic.) While there are many credible open access journals, some are taking advantage of this new model and there are many pseudo-scholarly journals that make up Impact Factors, list editorial board members without their permission, and don’t adhere to acceptable peer review or ethical editorial practices. They often have hidden and exorbitant author fees. (And now they are branching out into conferences, too.) Please be careful about where you choose to publish as these journals have no standing in the academic community; most credible journals (AJN included) do not accept citations from these journals. Before submitting to an unfamiliar journal, go to for information you should know. Check to see if the journal is listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals or check with a librarian.


Posted: 9/14/2017

                  Learn a strategy for addressing
            incivility and bullying in nursing

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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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