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

RIIG Communication

Groupsite Community Networking Platform:

Meet the RIIG Leadership


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


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

Chair- Elect

Patricia Pence, EdD, RN
Assistant Professor, Illinois State University

Chair- Elect

Angela Andrews, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville

Past Chair

Lauri Sells, MSN
Assistant Professor, Morningside College

Past Chair

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

Grant Representative


2021-2022 RIIG Awards

The Nursing Science RIIG is proud to announce the following award opportunities to the RIIG membership:

Please be sure to visit the RIIG Award submission site to nominate a fellow RIIG member today.

Opens:  October 7, 2021
Closes:  December 3, 2021, by 5pm EST

If the above link does not load quickly, you can access the RIIG Award Nomination site by accessing the main MNRS conference submission site:

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

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

2021 – 2022 Goals

  1. Seminar, possible webinar,
  2. Increased use of GroupSite for collaboration and communication for multi-site research studies,
  3. Periodically RIG membership presentation of current research

Overall/Long Term Goals

  • Use trends in nursing education to formulate a research agenda to advance the science of nursing education

RIIG Minutes/Meeting Summary

If you are interested in learning more about the Nursing Education RIIG, please explore the minutes from the past meetings:
Nursing Education RIIG Annual Report from the 2021 Annual Research Conference
Nursing Education RIIG Annual Report from the 2020 Annual Research Conference
Nursing Education RIIG Annual Report from the 2019 Annual Research Conference