The Hybrid 25th International Nursing Philosophy Conference

Join the UCI Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing Center for Nursing Philosophy in association with the International Philosophy of Nursing Society (IPONS) for the first-ever hybrid 25th International Nursing Philosophy Conference.

This year’s theme is “What has philosophy ever done for nursing anyway?”

This hybrid, multidisciplinary conference will showcase the generative relations between philosophy and nursing through a series of invited keynote speakers and panel events. Cutting-edge peer-reviewed abstract panels on current scholarship and ideas in nursing philosophy will also be featured.

Review the information below and register to attend on Aug. 17-19, 2022 in Irvine, California, USA.


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Wednesday, Aug. 17


Continuity as Patterning: A Practice-based Approach to Continuity

Martha S. Feldman, PhD, distinguished professor of urban planning and public policy, Johnson chair for civic governance and public management, University of California Irvine, USA

Invited panel

What nursing chooses not to know: Practices of epistemic silence/silencing

Thursday, Aug. 18


Care in nursing as a contested concept? A Bergsonian perspective.

Keith Robinson, PhD, professor of philosophy, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA

Friday, Aug. 19


Is theoretical anti-humanism a way to be human in the 21st century? Considerations for nursing.

Olga Petrovskaya, PhD, RN, assistant professor, University of Victoria, Canada

university of california irvine beckman center location of the 25th International Nursing Philosophy ConferenceThis year’s conference will be held at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.

Built on seven acres on the crest of a hill adjacent to the campus of the University of California, Irvine, the Beckman Center is a beautiful, serene setting that belies its location in the heart of Orange County.

Those attending in person will be required to present proof of vaccination before entering the conference setting.

The conference will be a hybrid event. You will have the option to register for the live or virtual event.

Our speakers and panel sessions will be in person. To allow for participation from around the globe, where travel and time zones may preclude attendance, all events in the main room will be streamed live via Zoom for a special registration rate.

Those attending in person will be required to present proof of vaccination before entering the conference setting.

UCI visitors can take advantage of special rates at select area hotels. When making your reservation, be sure to let the hotel know that you are visiting UCI and chose them from our listing. View the hotels ›

There are also a variety of accommodations throughout the region. Locate one using the map below.

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Destination beaches. Pristine hiking and bike trails. World-class entertainment. Unlimited possibilities.

Welcome to Anteater Country. UCI is located in the heart of beautiful Orange County, nestled between Los Angeles and San Diego counties and just five miles from SoCal’s sunny shores. A cornerstone of Irvine, one of the safest cities in the U.S. and home to Southern California’s burgeoning tech coast, UCI is the perfect place to study, work, live and play. Our close proximity to shopping, amusement parks, premier arts and cultural centers, and industry leaders make UCI a destination unlike any other. Discover how Irvine combines the best of a college town community with the vibrant opportunities of a bustling city.

View entertainment and leisure options in the region ›

We are planning a special 25th anniversary celebration.

The estimated cost of this event will be $75-85 per person.

If you would like to attend, be sure to note your interest when asked during the registration process. You will be notified when registrations become available.

Contact Miriam Bender with any questions.


Abstract submission deadline: March 30, 2022

Registration deadline: Aug. 1, 2022

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