Nursing Education


To advance the science of nursing education

Who Should Join?

Those interested in discussing, disseminating, collaborating, and researching nursing educational teaching and learning strategies and pedagogies

RIG Communicaton

LinkedIn page,

Meet the RIG Leadership for 2019 – 2020


Rhoda Owens, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor, University of North Dakota


Laurie Sells, MSN
Assistant Professor, Morningside College


Susan Strouse, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor, Grand Valley State University

Past Chair

Patti Varga, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE
Professor, Alverno College 

Past Chair

Diane Marcyjanik, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin 

Grants Representative

Karen Gorton, PhD, FNP, RN
Associate Professor, University of Missouri – Kansas City

2019-2020 RIG Awards

The Nursing Education RIG is proud to announce the following award opportunities to the RIG membership:

Please be sure to attend the RIG meeting at the 2020 Annual Research Conference to learn more about the award recipients. 

2018-2019 RIG Awards


Nursing Education:
Advancement of Science Award
Mary Terharr, PhD
Case Western Reserve University

Nursing Education:
Outstanding DNP Project Award
Jennifer Timm, DNP
Winona State University

2019 – 2020 Goals

  1. Increase visibility with a symposia
  2. Improve networking, collaboration, communication, and make it more user friendly for the purpose of mentoring and enhanced funding mechanisms and multi-site research:
    1. MNRS Matters (eNewsletter)
    2. LinkedIn
    3. Listserv (group email)
  3. Refinement of measurement tools in education
  4. Discussions formatted around topic specificity

Overall/Long Term Goals

  • Foster a collaborative research interest for nursing education and highlight trends in nursing education.
  • Generate translational/applied science for best practices in nursing education.
  • Stay in touch with national trends related to research and evidence-based teaching for nursing education

Recent Activities/Highlights

Click here to view the January 2017 newsletter

RIG Minutes/Meeting Summary

If you are interested in learning more about the Nursing Education RIG, please explore the minutes from the past meetings:
Nursing Education RIG Annual Report from the 2019 Annual Research Conference