Emerging Scholars Network

The MNRS Emerging Scholars Network is a collaborative network of aspiring nursing scholars and leaders. The Emerging Scholars Network is an essential networking infrastructure that connects scholars at different levels of study and provides expanded opportunity for engagement and leadership within MNRS.

ALL students, post docs, and early career professionals are encouraged to become actively involved in leadership positions within MNRS and in promoting opportunities in the nursing field on their campus. Emerging Scholar students have unique opportunities to build leadership skills, professional relationships, and engage in service of the nursing profession.

If you are interested in getting involved, please send your resume or CV and a statement of intent to


Madison Buursma
University of Illinois at Chicago

Briana Snyder
Towson University


Are you interested in learning more about ESN? Contact your school’s liaison. Click here for a list of liaisons.

Does your school not have a liaison? You can become one.

The position involves communicating MNRS/ESN activities to students, postdocs, and early career faculty at your institution and sharing your ideas with ESN. If you are interested in becoming an ESN liaison, please include your CV and a letter of intent which simply means a short letter 12 paragraphs about who you are, what you do, research interest, and reason(s) for why are interested in becoming involved in the ESN. This would give you an opportunity to stay involved in student related activities and initiatives within the Midwest research scene. You will also have ample opportunity to interact with students of all levels interested in nursing research in a variety of specialties and capacities. In addition, you can get connected with others for the sake of mentorship and support as you go through your education. If you are interested, please submit your documents to: