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're a society where scientists, innovators, and drivers of clinical practice across the career trajectory, come together to share ideas and grow our field through innovative research.
Each year, we host a state-of-the-art conference that draws attendees from all over the United States. But we're 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've been making impact for 48 years, and we're still going strong. We're going places, and if you haven't joined us on this journey, we invite you to come along!
OUR MISSION, VISION & CORE VALUES
The mission of the Midwest Nursing Research Society is to generate knowledge, translate evidence into practice, and enhance careers through collaborative engagement, implementation, and dissemination among diverse scholars.
The vision of the Midwest Nursing Research Society is to be the premier society that advances science, fosters leadership, and drives dissemination
to improve health equity for all people.
Our Core Values
The STRATEGIC GOALS of the Midwest Nursing Research Society:
- MEMBERSHIP: Expand, nurture, and sustain a diverse and inclusive membership of scholars across the career lifespan.
- ENGAGEMENT: Engage members throughout the nursing community by developing pathways for education, networking, leadership, and collaboration.
- EXTERNAL RELATIONS/DISSEMINATION: Enhance dissemination of research findings to transform healthcare practices and improve population health equity
- FINANCIAL: Enhance fiscal responsibility and increase revenue streams to maintain and improve member benefits in support of the MNRS Mission.
EVERYONE HAS A STORY. WE LOVE TO TELL OURS!
In 1975, a handful of nurses gathered to work on a research project — the Nursing Faculty Research Development in the Midwest — for the Department of Health and Human Services. As the nurses collaborated, they discussed the benefits of having an organization dedicated specifically to nursing research. These seeds, with some careful attention and a lot of hard work, grew into the Midwest Nursing Research Society. Now, 48 years later, MNRS is 1,300+ members strong and has become the nation's premier nursing research organization.