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Learn about the Professional Identity in Nursing conference, hosted by the University of Kansas School of Nursing.

ISPIN Symposium 2022 - Registration Now Open!

  • September 12 (Optional Preconference Activity), 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. CST, Room TBD
  • September 13, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. CST, Room 109
  • September 14, 9:00 a.m.-Noon CST (ISPIN Advisory Council meeting tentatively scheduled to follow), Room 109

This event is hosted by the International Society for Professional Identity in Nursing (ISPIN) at the University of Kansas School of Nursing. Please note: the Sept. 12 preconference session is free and optional. It is intended as an introduction for attendees who are new to the concept of professional identity in nursing and the ISPIN initiative. 
KU School of Nursing
3901 Rainbow Blvd
Kansas City, KS 66160

"Cultivating Professional Identity in Nursing"

Who is Invited?
Every nurse and nursing student is welcome

Symposium Objectives
Participants will be able to:

  • Apply the current professional identity in nursing science to address challenges in education, practice, regulation, and policy.
  • Consider the role of professional identity in nursing in healing our profession.
  • Articulate the relationship between a healthy work environment and professional identity in nursing to influence change. Integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion in one’s professional identity in nursing.

APRN/RN: The University of Kansas Medical Center Area Health Education Center East is approved as a provider of CNE by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering is approved for approximately 9.0 contact hours applicable for APRN or RN relicensure, Kansas State Board of Nursing provider number: LT0056-0749. Mary Beth Warren, MS, RN, Coordinator. Final determination of number of contact hours pending review.

Credit will be awarded based upon documented attendance, completion of evaluation and payment of applicable registration fee.
Registration Deadline: September 5, 2022

Participants may choose to attend in-person or virtually. 

Cost: $175 (for both virtual and in-person)
*For discounted and international rates, please contact Lauren Roberts,
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Cancellation policy: Registrants that cancel on or before September 9 will receive a refund minus a $25 processing fee.

Hotel Information
Hotels in the area have not yet re-opened to block reservations. We recommend that you reserve rooms as soon as possible. KU is unable to provide transportation from hotels. Some options close to campus include:

Holiday Inn Express & Suites KU Medical Center
3932 Rainbow Blvd, KC, KS 66103
Located just across the street from the campus
Home2 Suites by Hilton KU Medical Center
3440 Rainbow Blvd, KC, KS 66103
Located 0.8 miles north of the campus
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Kansas City Plaza
4500 Madison Ave., KC, MO 64111
Located 1.3 miles south of the campus
Sheraton Suites Country Club Plaza
770 W. 47th St, KC, MO 64112
Located 1.5 miles south of the campus
Transportation and Parking
Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare services are available in the KC metro area. Best pickup/drop-off locations are the corner of 39th and Rainbow Blvd, or the KUMC hospital entrance on Cambridge Street.

If you need to park, please use Parking Garage 5 (please see campus map below). We will have validation stickers available so you will not be charged. 

Call for abstracts and other documentation listed below:

Draft Agenda

Call for Abstracts 

Campus Map

For any other questions and concerns, please contact Lauren Roberts,

Past Conferences

The Professional Identity in Nursing: Virtual Forum 2020 brought together more than 50 stakeholders from the U.S. and abroad, representing practice, education, research and regulation. The goal was to build new knowledge and language about professional identity in nursing and to develop materials from exemplars that will be used to communicate these findings with the health care community and the world at large.

You may review past Virtual Conference proceedings, in addition to the Think Tank proceedings from 2018 and 2019.

KU School of Nursing

University of Kansas Medical Center
Professional Identity in Nursing
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Mail Stop 2029
Kansas City, KS 66160