Integrative Nursing Symposium


Join the Center and nurses from around the globe at
the 3rd International Integrative Nursing Symposium,
which will be held from May 22-24, 2019 in Galway, Ireland.


The 2019 theme is "Leadership and Innovation in Nursing"

Plenary speakers and topics include:

• Dr. Brendan McCormack - Person-centered care

• Dr. Michael Shannon - Leadership

• Lori Knutson - Building integrative care models

Additionally, Janet Quinn will lead, “The Way of the Healer,” a pre-conference learning experience. There will also be a pre-conference workshop on integrative nursing research.

Registration: $500 (ends March 5, 2019 at 11:59 PM Central Time)

Late registration: $550 (begins March 6, 2019 at 12:00 AM Central Time)

Online sales for the International Integrative Nursing Symposium will conclude at 11:59PM CST on Sunday, May 19. Limited registration will be available on-site on a first come, first served basis.

There will be 13.8 Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) contact hours available for the International Integrative Nursing Symposium. There will be 3.75 CNE contact hours for the Integrative Nursing Research Pre-Conference Workshop and 6.0 CNE contact hours for the Most Beautiful Way of the Healer Pre-Conference Workshop. University of Arizona Continuing Professional Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Continuing Nursing Education Group, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

For more information about the conference, please visit the Integrative Nursing Symposium’s website. If you have questions regarding the event, registration, discounted student prices, or to request accessibility accommodations, please contact Molly Buss, community relations program and event manager (, 612-625-8164).


Optional Pre-Conference Activities 

The Way of the Healer Presented by Janet Quinn, PhD

May 22, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
$125, space is limited

Join Janet Quinn in sacred circle for a deep dive into the concept, practice, and experience of healing for "the Most Beautiful Way of the Healer," a way of living and moving in our work and in our lives that connects us with the truth, goodness and beauty that we are and that nursing is. Through lecture, discussion of state-of-the-science placebo/healing relationship research, guided meditation and imagery, reflection, shared dialogue, and maybe even some singing/chanting, participants may connect more deeply with the archetypal healer within and go forward to bring their own unique potential for facilitating healing into the service of a world in desperate need of it.

Integrative Nursing Research convened by Robin Austin, DNP and Laura Kirk, PhD, RN
May 22, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
$75, space is limited

In this half-day pre-conference workshop, Laura Kirk and Robin Austin will guide you to learn more about Integrative Nursing Research. You will learn to describe the current state-of-the-science related to integrative nursing; highlight research methodologies related to integrative nursing; examine lessons learned from researchers conducting integrative nursing research; and discuss key strategies and a vision for integrative nursing research.


Register Below

As part of the registration process for this event, you will be asked to provide your contact information and related details for us to prepare for your participation in the event. On the last page of the registration process, you will be asked some questions about how we should manage this collected information. If you have any questions or concerns, we encourage you to contact us by email at or by phone at 612-625-8164.
Symposium FAQ

When should I plan on arriving and leaving?
Preconference activities will begin on Wednesday (5/22/19) morning and the Symposium will conclude Friday (5/24/19) between 4pm and 5pm. We'd recommend checking into the Galway Bay Hotel on Monday or Tuesday and checking out on Saturday.
Where should I fly into?
Shannon is the nearest airport; Dublin is an alternative.
I can no longer attend, is a refund available?
If you need to be refunded your registration fee, contact Molly Buss, event manager, at 612-625-8164 or Full refunds will be available through January 31, 2019. Between February 1 and March 15, 2019, we will refund the 50% of the registration fee. After March 15, 2019, we are unable to offer any refunds. Refunds are not available for “no shows.”

All amounts in US dollars. Payment will be charged to your card and any applicable foreign transaction fees, currency conversion, etc., will be assessed to your card based upon the rate(s) at the time of your transaction. Rates and fees are subject to change. Please contact your payment card company for questions related to processing payments from your local currency to US dollars. 

Please note: Registration price changes are effective at times based in the United States, in the Central time zone.