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Acute & Critical-Care Across The Life Span RIG
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The purpose of this RIG is to foster collaboration among nurse-scientists and clinical scholars, and collectively contribute to the advancement of science that underpins the nursing care of acutely and critically-ill patients and their families across the life span and health-care settings. The reorganization of this section reflects current issues and trends affecting the care provided for these patients in the hospitals, long-term care facilities, transport/mobile ICUs, urgent care centers, and homes.

Who Should Join?

Nurse scientists, clinicians, nursing students

Overall/Long Term Goals

To engage members in the development, implementation, and dissemination of research and scholarships.

  1. Create a collaborative network among RIG members such as developing a directory of their area of science and population of interest (neonates, pediatrics, adults), current research projects, and professional affiliations.
  2. Cultivate new generations of scientists through mentor-mentee relationships.
  3. Engage members in scholarly dialogue to identify and address barriers and challenges in the development and implementation of research projects in acute and critical-care settings through guaranteed or competitive symposia.
  4. Recognize scholarly achievements among students, clinicians, faculty, and researchers.
  5. Support the mission, vision, and strategic directions of the MNRS.

2018 Goals (I = Immediate; F = Future/3 years – this can include RIG Awards and/or Guaranteed/Competitive symposia planned)

1. Increase RIG membership (I)
2. Increase award applications (I)
3. Submit application for preconference MNRS 2018 (I)
4. Increase communication; establish newsletter (I/F)
5. Increase student and member involvement in the RIG through 'Meet the Professor/Senior Scientist' sessions at RIG meetings. (I)

2018-2019 Section Contacts

Chair Heidi Lindroth
Chair Elect  Breanna Hetland
Past Chair Sue Lasiter
Grants Rep Jill Guttormson
Breanna Hetland


Recent Activities/Highlights

Guaranteed Symposium

2017-2018 RIG Awards To Be Offered

Opens:  To be announced
Closes:  To be announced

Student Awards - Dissertation/DNP/MSN/Undergraduate(Description)
Junior Scientist / New Investigator Award (Description)
Distinguished Scientist Award (Description)

To apply, please email your application to the RIG Chair
Questions? Please email the RIG Chair

RIG Minutes/Summary 

Click here  to view the Acute & Critical-Care RIG Minutes from the 2016 Annual Conference.

Click here to view the Acute & Critical-Care RIG Minutes from the 2017 Annual Conference.

Click here to view the Acute & Critical-Care RIG Minutes from the 2018 Annual Conference.

RIG LinkedIn Page

To join the Acute & Critical-Care Across the Life Span 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 automatically be subscribed to the RIG's Listserv by Staff. Those who do not renew their dues with automatically be unsubscribed. The Listserv subscribers are updated weekly so it is always current.

RIG Group Pages

Click here to access member only group content