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 2020 – 2021


Lauri Sells, MSN
Assistant Professor, Morningside College


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

Chair- Elect and Grant Representative

Jenny O’Rourke, PhD
Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, Loyola University Chicago

Chair- Elect

Carol Kostovich, PhD, RN, CHSE
Associate Professor/Associate Dean for Simulation, Loyola University Chicago

Past Chair

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

2019-2020 RIG Awards

Nursing Education:
Advancement of Science Award
Kristine L’Ecuyer PhD, RN, CNL
Saint Louis University

Nursing Education:
Outstanding Dissertation Award
Kelley McGuire PhD, RN
Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville

2020 – 2021 Goals

  1. Increase visibility with a symposia on a topic of interest for conference attendees
  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

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 2020 Annual Research Conference
Nursing Education RIG Annual Report from the 2019 Annual Research Conference