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Nursing Education RIG
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To advance the science of nursing education

Who Should Join?

Those interested in discussing, disseminating, collaborating, and researching nursing educational teaching and learning strategies and pedagogies

Short Term Goals

  • Foster a collaborative research interest for nursing education and highlight trends in nursing education.

Long Term Goals

  • Generate translational/applied science for best practices in nursing education.

2016-2017 Goals

  1. Host a Guaranteed Symposium in 2017; increase visibility with a symposia
  2. Improve networking, collaboration, communication, and make it more user friendly for the purpose of mentoring and enhanced funding mechanisms and multi-site research:
    1. MNRS Matters (eNewsletter)
    2. LinkedIn
    3. Listserv (group email)
  3. Refinement of measurement tools in education
  4. Discussions formatted around topic specificity

Future/3 Year Goals

 Stay in touch with national trends related to research and evidence-based teaching for nursing education

2017-2018 RIG Contacts


Patti Varga
Past Chair Diane Forsythe
RIG Liaison Patricia Sharpnack
Grant Rep Patti Varga
Diane Forsythe

Recent Activities/Highlights

Awards were given to the following during the education RIG meeting in Milwaukee:

  • Dr. Gloria Brummer, RN, DNP - Outstanding DNP Award
  • Janet Levey RN PhD – Outstanding Dissertation Award
  • Sherrill J. Smith RN, PhD for Advancement of Science (she also did a brief overview of her research work)

Click here to view the January 2017 newsletter

2017-2018 RIG Awards to be Offered

Opens: August 1st
Closes: November 10th

Advancement of Science Award (Description)
Outstanding Dissertation Award (Description)
Outstanding DNP Project Award (Description)

If you have any questions, please email the RIG Chair listed above.

2016 RIG Minutes/Meeting Summary

Click here to download the Nursing Education RIG Minutes from the 2016 Annual Conference.

RIG LinkedIn Page

To join the Nursing Education LinkedIn page, click here.

RIG Listserv

A listserv is similar to a "group" email. When something is sent to the Listserv address, it is received by all subscribers assigned to the listserv. New and renewing members who choose to volunteer on a RIG will be automatically subscribed to the RIG's Listserv. Those who do not renew their dues with be automatically unsubscribed. The Listserv is updated weekly so it is always current.

RIG Group Pages

Click here to access member only group content