Be part of a community of people who share your interests in nursing science.  Click on the RIIG links below to learn more about their purpose, goals, awards, leadership, Groupsite communication, and their social media pages.

All MNRS members receive one complimentary RIIG membership and the opportunity to join two additional RIIGs for $10 each.  We encourage all members to join at least one RIIG and discuss relevant topics, current research trends, and opportunities for abstract and award submissions.

Joining a RIIG is easy - all MNRS members have the opportunity to select a complimentary and additional two(2) RIIGs on the registration/renewal forms each year.  If you are interested in joining a RIIG after you have completed your registration/renewal, please share your interest by emailing

Research & Implementation Interest Groups (RIIGs)

Acute & Critical-Care Across The Lifespan
Adolescent Health Perinatal, Sexual, & Reproductive Health
Decision Making Physiology, Behavior, Genomics & Society
Family Health Population Health
Gerontological Nursing Science Qualitative Methods
Health of Diverse Population Research thru Academic-Clinical Partnerships
Health Promoting Behaviors Across the Lifespan Self-Care
Health Systems, Policy & Informatics Symptom Science
Nursing Education
Palliative & End-of-Life-Care  


The MNRS RIIG membership communicates on the Groupsite community platform.  Groupsite is similar to "group" email in that when you communication on Groupsite all subscribers receive an email according to their preferences and can respond in one place. New members who choose to participate in a RIIG will receive an email inviting them to join Groupsite. Please be sure to contact the MNRS Executive Office if you have questions or need assistance with Groupsite. 

Have a RIIG question?  Please contact the Engagement Committee RIIG Work Group through Dr. Julie Kennedy, RIIG Work Group Chair.