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Fifth Annual Professional Identity in Nursing Event
Symposium 2023: Professional Identity in Nursing: What’s in it for me?

September 18-20, 2023

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
3901 Rainbow Blvd
Kansas City, KS 66160


Join us to hear the newest science, trends, and thinking about Professional Identity in Nursing in practice, education, and research. Sponsored by the International Society for Professional Identity in Nursing (ISPIN), this in-person/virtual conference welcomes all US and international students and nurses, to learn and engage with the Professional Identity in Nursing initiative.


Participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the state of the science for professional identity in nursing.
  2. Explore strategies to form and foster professional identity in nursing.
  3. Describe effective teaching and learning strategies for professional identity in nursing to use in education and practice.
  4. Identify ways to enhance collaboration between nursing education, practice, and research.

Symposium Agenda 2023

Registration is now open! Attendees much choose to attend in-person or virtually. Deadline to register is Sept. 11, 2023.

Register Online

Registration Fees

$200 for entire symposium (includes preconference)

$25 for students and international nurses

Daily registration fees

Sept. 18: $50

Sept. 19: $100

Sept. 20: $50

Discount for groups of three or more for entire symposium: $175 per person. For this option, please contact Mary Beth Warren.

Cancellation policy: Registrants that cancel on or before Sept. 11 will receive a refund minus a $15 administrative fee. After Sept. 11, no refunds will be issued.

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.


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. (P5 Parking Garage and Hemenway Building Campus Map) We will have validation stickers available so you will not be charged for parking. 

Past Conferences

The International Society for Professional Identity in Nursing and the KU School of Nursing host an annual Professional Identity in Nursing event in the fall. The latest event, Symposium 2022: Cultivating Professional Identity in Nursing, was held September 12-14, 2022. Please check back for updates on the 2023 event.

Prior events’ proceedings can be found below.

KU School of Nursing

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