The King International Nursing Group was originally founded in 1997 and was reactivated in 2009. Its mission is to improve the quality of patient care, and to contribute to the science of nursing, through advancement of Imogene King's Conceptual System for Nursing. This includes the Theory of Goal Attainment as well as other theoretical formulations derived from the Framework.

The K.I.N.G. serves nurses nationally and internationally by: 1) facilitating the use of King's Conceptual System and related theories as a basis for nursing administration, education, practice, research, and theory development, 2) contributing to the science of nursing through further development of King's Conceptual System and related theories, 3) providing an international arena through which nursing scholars can archive, collate and disseminate their work, 4) facilitating networking between nurses interested in King's Conceptual System and related theories and 5) providing an educational forum through which nurses can integrate King's Conceptual System and related theories into their practice.

This collection houses:

  • research and innovative clinical project abstracts with posters and oral presentation slides presented at biannual K.I.N.G. conferences, and
  • scholarship related to Imogene King.

Learn more about the K.I.N.G. at the K.I.N.G. website.

Recent Submissions

  • Extensions of King: Measurable outcomes and expanded nursing process 

    Killeen, Mary B.
    This presentation provided a review of King Theoretical concepts and relevance to nursing outcomes thereby expanding the nursing process to include a theoretical foundation.
  • Imogene M. King, RN, EdD, FAAN: Nurse Theorist and Nursing Leader 

    Killeen, Mary B.
    This presentation gives historical background of King's work and its relevance to nursing process and nursing outcomes
  • Killeen Theory of Patient Satisfaction with Nursing Care 

    Killeen, Mary B.
    King’s interacting systems framework guided the development of the Killeen theory of patient satisfaction. This theory of patient satisfaction, in turn, guided the development of an instrument, the KKPSN (the Killeen-King ...
  • Answering the Challenge of Globalized Health Care to the Work of Imogene King 

    Whelton, Beverly J. (2018-01-29)
    This philosophical presentation will outline the potential need (and progress the discussion) of a change in Imogene King’s Conceptual Systems and metaparadigm concepts that ground her nursing theory of Mutual Goal Attainment. ...
  • Imogene King for New Users 

    Whelton, Beverly J. (2018-01-29)
    This presentation is an overview of Imogene King's nursing theories.
  • Applying King’s Conceptual Framework and Theory of Goal of Attainment: Telehealth Content in Nursing Education 

    Fronczek, Ann E.; Rouhana, Nicole A.; Kitchin, Judy (2018-01-23)
    The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the application of King’s conceptual framework and theory of goal attainment to education of nurses in telehealth. The interacting personal, interpersonal, and social systems ...
  • An Innovative EMS Healthcare Delivery System: A Program Development 

    Shanahan, Tonya (2018-01-23)
    Health care reform is a topic at the forefront of discussion between all disciplines of the health care community. Heart failure is commonly discussed within the medical community as a diagnosis that is commonly linked to ...
  • Evolution of an Empowerment Instrument 

    Sieloff, Christina (2018-01-23)
    Purpose:The purpose of this presentation is to detail the evolution of a reliable and valid instrument: the Sieloff-King Assessment of Work Team/Group Empowerment within Organizations (SKAWTGEO©). Rationale and Significance:The ...
  • Caring is Not Just for Patients 

    Palokas, Michelle (2018-01-23)
    How is it that nursing is considered a profession of caring, yet we have some of the highest rates of lateral violence of any profession? As nurses, we must not only care for our patients, but each other, too.Caring fosters ...
  • Contemporary models for clinical nursing education 

    Hill, Lauren; Williams, Ellen P. (2017-12-06)
    Approaches for clinical nursing education remain inadequate despite manifold calls for the use of alternative methods of experiential learning in schools of nursing. Mandates for transformation of clinical nursing education ...
  • Patient Perceptions of Nurse Listening Behaviors 

    Loos, Nancy (2017-12-06)
    The purpose of this proposed interpretive phenomenological study is to discover, describe, and interpret patient perceptions of nurse listening behaviors. Because nurse listening is linked to an enhanced patient experience ...
  • Automation In Adults with Colorectal Cancer in Surgical Treatment 

    Escobar, Oscar Javier Vergara (2017-12-06)
    Introduction: The American Cancer Society states that the probability of developing invasive cancer among Hispanics / Latinos during certain age groups by sex in the United States 2010 - 2012, and colorectal cancer, is ...

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