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


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


Michelle Johnson, PhD, RN
Assistant Dean/Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska


Elizabeth Anderson, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Missouri Columbia

Past Chair

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

Past Chair

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

Grant Representative

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


2021-2022 RIIG Award Winners

The Self Care RIIG is proud to announce the following award opportunities to the RIIG membership:

Nominations are now closed and award recipients will be announced at the 2022 Annual Research Conference outside the Chicago area in Schaumburg, IL. If you have questions regarding the RIIG Awards, please be sure to email the RIIG Chair or contact the Executive Office at 615-432-0098 or


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