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Professional Identity in Nursing Symposium 2021


September 14, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. CDT
September 15, 9 a.m.-12:00 p.m. CDT

This event is hosted by the International Society for Professional Identity in Nursing (ISPIN) at the University of Kansas School of Nursing.

KU School of Nursing
Beller Conference Center, Hemenway Building
3901 Rainbow Blvd
Kansas City, KS 66160

Description: Join us to hear the newest research, trends and thinking about Professional Identity in Nursing. Sponsored by the International Society for Professional Identity in Nursing (ISPIN), this day and a half virtual/in-person conference welcomes US and international participants to learn and engage with the Professional Identity in Nursing initiative. See agenda for details.

By the end of the symposium, participants will be able to:

  • Define and describe professional identity in nursing in a way that unifies the profession and message to stakeholders.
  • Apply definitions and concepts of professional identity in nursing to their work setting.
  • Discuss the state of the science of professional identity in nursing.
  • Describe the conceptual model of professional identity in nursing.
  • Devise strategies for incorporation of professional identity in nursing into their work setting.

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 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 7, 2021

Participants may choose to attend in-person or virtually. Maximum in-person capacity is 80 people.

Cost: $125*
*For discounted and international rates, please contact Lauren Roberts,

Cancellation policy: Registrants that cancel on or before September 10 will receive a refund minus a $25 processing fee.

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The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Kansas City KU Medical Center
3932 Rainbow Blvd
Kansas City, KS 66103
(913) 236-8700

A block of rooms has been reserved for this event-ask for Professional Identity in Nursing or PIN. Cost is $129.00 per night. This block will be available until August 20, 2021.

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. (map with walking directions from Parking Garage 5 to Hemenway.) We will have validation stickers available so you will not be charged for parking.

Handouts and Presentations

Additional documents will be posted prior to the event.

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

Past Events

For the past three years, the KU School of Nursing has hosted Professional Identity in Nursing events that have been attended by colleagues from around the US and abroad. If you are interested in news and events regarding Professional Identity in Nursing, please email is at to join our mailing list.

For past event outcomes, please see the proceedings below.

Past Events

Last modified: Jun 28, 2021