The Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS) originally began to provide a place for nurses to collaborate, and collaborate they did! Over time, the founding members began to realize the benefits of having an organization dedicated specifically to nursing research.  With some careful attention and a lot of hard work, we have grown into the organization it is today. We are a society where nurses, students and PhD's alike, come together to share ideas and grow our field through innovative research.

Each year, we host a state-of-the-art conference that draws more than 1,000 attendees from all over the United States. But we are much more than the annual conference alone!  We provide a vast array of networking and learning opportunities every day to help our members advance their careers in nursing science.  We have been making impact for more than 40 years, and we are still going strong.  We are going places, and if you have not joined us on this journey, we invite you to come along!


The MISSION of the Midwest Nursing Research Society is to advance science, transform practice and enhance careers through a network of scholars.

The VISION of the Midwest Nursing Research Society is to be the premiere society that develops scholars, drives science, and leads innovation to improve the health of all people.

The overarching STRATEGIC PLAN of the Midwest Nursing Research Society:

  • Advance science
  • Transform practices
  • Enhance careers

The STRATEGIC GOALS of the Midwest Nursing Research Society:

  • Grow and retain membership
  • Enhance products and services
  • Allocate resources efficiently
  • Enhance MNRS leadership opportunities and development