Self Care


The purpose of this RIIG is to advance the research and scholarship related to the practices, methods, theories, and outcomes in promoting self-care among nurses, healthcare providers, and patients. This RIIG will address:

  • Self-care in health, wellness and well-being
  • Integrative and holistic self-care technologies
  • The impact of self-care for the inter-professional health care providers, educators and their students
  • The relationship and impact of self-care on symptom management and satisfaction of the patients and families the health care provider serves
  • The influence of self-care on the organizations in which nurses practice and study, their ability to work well together

Who Should Join?

Nurse scientists, clinical scholars and students with an interest and commitment to advance self-care research, scholarship, and clinical practice.

RIIG Communication

Groupsite Community Networking Platform:

Meet the RIIG Leadership


Wendy Bauer, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh


Jessica Miller, PhD(c), RN
Student, University of Nebraska Medical Center


Natany Ferreira Oberfrank, PhD, RN
Postdoctoral Research Scholar, University of Iowa

Past Chair

Carli Zegers, PhD, APRN-NP, FNP-BC
Assistant Professor, University of Missouri – Kansas City

Past Chair

Timiya Nolan, PhD, ANP-BC
Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University

Grant Representative

Deidre Wipke-Tevis, PhD, RN
Associate Professor & PhD Program Director, University of Missouri

Grant Representative

LeeAnne Sherwin, PhD, MS, FNP-BC,
Assistant Professor, University of Missouri

2021-2022 RIIG Awards

The Self Care 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


Overall/Long Term Goals

We aim to boost outreach and engagement with our RIIG membership. We will begin use of the Groupsite platform and our Twitter page to highlight RIIG and MNRS information. We aim to engage the broader MNRS membership with timely webinar topics. Lastly, we aim to recruit and retain new members.

RIIG Minutes/Meeting Summary

If you are interested in learning more about the Self Care RIIG, please explore the minutes from the past meetings:

Self Care RIIG minutes from the 2021 Annual Research Conference
Self Care RIIG minutes from the 2020 Annual Research Conference

Self Care RIIG minutes from the 2019 Annual Research Conference
Self Care RIIG minutes from the 2018 Annual Research Conference
Self Care RIIG minutes from the 2017 Annual Research Conference
Self Care RIIG minutes from the 2016 Annual Research Conference