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Join the UCI Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing Center for Nursing Philosophy for a virtual seminar highlighting the importance of philosophy and philosophical inquiry for the nursing profession and ultimately for individuals and society.

About the nursing philosophy seminar

This mini-seminar was originally planned as part of the International Philosophy of Nursing Society (IPONS) annual conference held in conjunction with the University of Gothenberg, Sweden. This meeting was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is now a co-sponsored event between IPONS and the Center for Nursing Philosophy at the University of California, Irvine.

During the seminar, there will be a series of short presentations tracing the history of IPONS and highlighting the importance of philosophy to the nursing profession, ultimately for the good of individuals and the societies served.

Looking to the future, we emphasize the critical importance of incorporating philosophy and philosophical inquiry if we are to continue to question received views and oppose negative influences on our ability to practice well and anticipate future needs for nursing.

The second half of the seminar will consist of a discussion with attendees to brainstorm ways to continue to incorporate philosophy and philosophical thinking into education and research for the purpose of informing practice. 


Catherine Green, RN Ph.D., Emerita Professor of Philosophy, Rockhurst University, USA
Chair of the International Philosophy of Nursing Society (IPONS)


Pamela J Grace, RN PhD FAAN, Associate Professor of Nursing and Ethics (Retired), Boston College, USA
Vice-Chair of IPONS

Olga Petrovskaya, PhD RN, Assistant Professor, University of Alberta, Canada
Executive committee member of IPONS

Joakim Öhlen, PhD RN, Professor, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Member of IPONS

Marit Kirkevold, EdD RN, University of Oslo, Norway
Member of IPONS

Miriam Bender, PhD RN, Associate Professor, University of California, Irvine, USA
Executive committee member of IPONS

Jane Hopkins-Walsh, MSN PNP-BC RN, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Boston Children’s Hospital, USA
Executive committee member of IPONS

Esma Paljevic, EdD RN CPNP, Assistant Professor, Pace University New York, USA
Executive committee member of IPONS

Event details

When: Aug. 27, 2020

Time: 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. PT

Where: Zoom. Register here ›


We are limiting space to 300 participants. Registration is required ›