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Posted: 5/20/2020


A photo album from the 2019 collaborative nursing theory conference is now available to all on this website. Please click on Photo Page List on the menu to access it.

For additional information on the abstracts, please go to





NOVEMBER 4-5, 2021



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

(NOTE: If you plan to submit something to the e-repository, please contact Diana Newman at so that she can facilitate the process. 
NOTE FROM DR. NEWMAN: This is just a reminder that any items submitted to me for the Virginia Henderson Library (VHL) repository must not have copyright issues, that is, they should not have been published before they are submitted to VHL. VHL cannot violate copyrights held by other entities.)

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Pre-print article* (The draft of an article that has been submitted to a journal, but not peer-reviewed or edited.)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: 5/5/2019

                                                                                         NURSING THEORY WEBSITE - NURSOLOGY

In September, 2018, a group of self-appointed volunteers with expertise related to nursing knowledge development, launched, a website to provide a repository of nursing theories, models, and philosophies, and to serve as central source for resources, debate, and exploration of issues related to the development of nursing knowledge.  One of the little-known facts related to nursing knowledge development is the existence of organizations, like K.I.N.G., that provide inspiration and support for the ongoing development of nursing knowledge, and the fact that these groups hold regular events where nurses can gather to focus on the ideas related to a specific area of nursing knowledge.  So we have included, on, information about these organizations and their events.  Information about nursing organizations can be accessed from the "Resources" menu, and the organizations are grouped by "Nursing Knowledge-focused Groups" and "Scholarly Research Societies."  The 2019 Collaborative K.I.N.G. conference is on the list of "Future Events" as well.  When you access the conference information you will see brief summary information about the conference, plus links to the conference website and registration information! has already become an invaluable resource, not only for nurses everywhere, but for those in the general public who can learn more about the amazing realm of nursing - nursology!  We invite you to take some time to explore the many nooks and crannies of the site, and to contribute to the site in any way you can!  We have forms for everything - you can contribute a blog post, or information about a theory, or exemplars of ways in which nursing knowledge is being applied in practice, research, education, policy or quality improvement!  We welcome your feedback - you can contact us anytime using our "contact" form on the site -  

Peggy L. Chinn, RN, PhD, FAAN




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

Posted:  10/25/18

                                American Nurses Association E-Membership – the most basic option

If you are not a current member of ANA, and are an RN, please consider joining ANA as an e-member. For only $45, you add your voice to the national association for all RNs. Please consider joining today.

ANA E-Membership
  • An ANA E-Membership is a virtual membership in ANA;
  • E-Membership offers some of the benefits of ANA but does not give you a discount on ANCC certifications, discounts on any ANA products, you do not receive any print copies of American Nurse Today, and you do not receive the free quarterly Navigate Nursing webinar
  • You are not a voting member in ANA.
Availability: ANA E-Membership is only available in the following locations:
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North Dakota
South Carolina
West Virginia
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New Mexico
New York
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Join Now


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!”


Facebook Link:

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.

Diana Newman, PhD, RN President (2019-2021)

Diana Newman, PhD, RN President (2019-2021)

Christina Sieloff, PhD  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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