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Acute & Critical-Care Across The Life Span

Purpose

The purpose of this RIG is to foster collaboration among nurse-scientists and clinical scholars, and collectively contribute to the advancement of science that underpins the nursing care of acutely and critically-ill patients and their families across the life span and health-care settings. The reorganization of this section reflects current issues and trends affecting the care provided for these patients in the hospitals, long-term care facilities, transport/mobile ICUs, urgent care centers, and homes.

Who Should Join?

Nurse scientists, clinicians, nursing students

RIG Communication

Listserv address: acuteandcriticalcareacrossthelifespan@lists.mnrs.org
LinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/6539621 

 

Meet the RIG Leadership for 2019 – 2020

Chair 

Natalie McAndrew, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC
Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
mcandre3@uwm.edu

Chair-Elect

Kelly Calkins, PhD, RN, CCRN
Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center

calks27@yahoo.com

Past Chair

Breanna Hetland, PhD, RN, CCRN-K
Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center

breanna.hetland@unmc.edu

Grants Representative

Jill Guttormson, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor, Marquette University
jill.guttormson@marquette.edu  

2019-2020 RIG Awards

The Acute & Critical-Care Across the Lifespan RIG is proud to announce the following award opportunities to the RIG membership:

Please be sure to visit the RIG Award submission site to nominate a fellow Acute & Critical-Care Across the Lifespan RIG member today.

Opens:  October 1, 2019
Closes:  December 3, 2019

If the above link does not load quickly, you can access the RIG Award Nomination site by accessing the main MNRS conference submission site: mnrs.societyconference.com.

  • Login using your email address and personal password.
  • Click on the Submissions box.
  • Access My Dashboard
  • Submit RIG Award

If you continue to have issues, please be sure to call the Executive Office at 615-432-0098 or email info@mnrs.org

2018-2019 RIG Awards

Acute & Critical-Care Across the Lifespan:
Graduate Student Research Award
Donna Prentice
Barnes Jewish College

Acute & Critical-Care Across the Lifespan:
Distinguished Investigator Award
Chris Winkelman, PhD, RN
Case Western Reserve University

Acute & Critical-Care Across the Lifespan:
New Investigator Award
Grant Pignatiello, PhD
Case Western Reserve University

Acute & Critical-Care Across the Lifespan:
Undergraduate Student Research Award
Mercedes Pratt
The Ohio State University

2019-2020 Goals

1. Increase RIG membership
2. Increase award applications
3. Hold a Guaranteed Symposium on acute and critical care research challenges in 2020
4. Coordinate a Competitive Symposium for 2021
5. Distribute RIG newsletter twice a year
6. Tweet important RIG information
7. Provide mentorship in RIG through ‘Meet the Professor/Senior Scientist’ sessions at RIG meetings.

Overall/Long Term Goals

To engage members in the development, implementation, and dissemination of research and scholarships.

  1. Create a collaborative network among RIG members such as developing a directory of their area of science and population of interest (neonates, pediatrics, adults), current research projects, and professional affiliations.
  2. Cultivate new generations of scientists through mentor-mentee relationships.
  3. Engage members in scholarly dialogue to identify and address barriers and challenges in the development and implementation of research projects in acute and critical-care settings through guaranteed or competitive symposia.
  4. Recognize scholarly achievements among students, clinicians, faculty, and researchers.
  5. Support the mission, vision, and strategic directions of the MNRS.

Recent Activities/Highlights

Guaranteed Symposium

RIG Minutes/Summary

If you are interested in learning more about the Acute & Critical Care RIG, please explore the minutes from the past meetings:
Acute & Critical-Care RIG Minutes from the 2019 Annual Conference
Acute & Critical-Care RIG Minutes from the 2018 Annual Conference
Acute & Critical-Care RIG Minutes from the 2017 Annual Conference
Acute & Critical-Care RIG Minutes from the 2016 Annual Conference