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 over 1,000 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 over 40 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 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.
Our Core Values
The STRATEGIC GOALS of the Midwest Nursing Research Society:
- MEMBERSHIP: Foster a Diverse Membership of Scholars
- ENGAGEMENT: Develop and engage members across the career trajectory
- MARKETING/COMMUNICATION/ADVOCACY: Increase visibility of the impact of nursing science
- FINANCIAL: Enhance fiscal responsibility, impact of funds, and stewardship of member investment.
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, more than 40 years later, MNRS is 1,400 members strong and has become the nation's premier nursing research organization.