We are thrilled to invite you to attend the MNRS 47th Annual Research Conference! This conference, focused on Leading the Way: The Critical Importance of Nursing Science and Implementation in a New Era, is one you won't want to miss. Save-the-Date and plan to join us from March 29 - April 1, 2023 in beautiful Des Moines, Iowa! 

The MNRS Program Planning Committee is hard at work planning a robust and relevant conference program!  Come back and visit this site often for updates and to view the schedule as it becomes available.



    • Examine innovative strategies to foster resilience and retention in nursing practice, education, and research.
    • Identify new models of wellness and work environment innovations to support and strengthen healthcare members’ mental and physical health.
    • Explore legal and ethical implications of nursing practice and the impact on population health and nursing practice, research, and implementation.
    • Disseminate nursing research that meets the unique needs of theory and practice in our new era.

The 2023 MNRS Annual Research Conference schedule should be available by January 1, 2023.


Thank you to our Host School
The University of Iowa College of Nursing!

Meet the 2023 Keynote Speakers


University of Michigan School of Nursing

Dr. Titler is an internationally recognized leader in evidence-based practice. Dr. Titler’s scholarship is in health services research with a focus on translation/implementation science and outcomes effectiveness research with older adults. She has published over 150 clinical and research articles.


Indiana University School of Nursing

Dr. McBride is a distinguished Professor Emerita and University Dean Emerita who is known for her contributions to women's health. Most recently she has focused her attention on leadership development haven written the award-winning book "The Growth and Development of Nurse Leaders".


Each year, MNRS hosts a state-of-the-art conference that draws attendees from all over the United States. This annual event is where members and non-members can come and showcase their work and network with leaders in the field, colleagues, and friends. From current students to seasoned veterans, MNRS can be home to anyone with a passion for nursing research!


Greater Des Moines is the fastest-growing metro in the Midwest for good reason. It’s culture without the cost. Art without the attitude. Travel without the traffic. Walkable without the worry. We’re a clean, safe, inclusive, and fun destination that is ready to welcome you safely and responsibly.

Visit CatchDesMoines.com today to see what all the buzz is about!

Thank You to our 2023 Sponsors & Exhibitors! 

University of Nebraska Medical Center


Chair: Kimberly Dillon-Bleich, PhD
Ursuline College

Mopelola Adeola, PhD
Purdue University

Wilma Calvert, PhD, MPE, MS(N), RN
University of Missouri - St. Louis

Pallav Deka, AGACNP-BC
Michigan State University

Dawn Denny, ONC, PhD
University of North Dakota

Anne Fink, PhD
University of Illinois Chicago

Mikel Hand, EdD, NE-BC,NEA-BC, OCN, RN
University of Southern Indiana

Linda Liu Hand, PhD
University of Iowa College of Nursing

Jennifer Heck, CNE, PhD, RNC-NIC
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Amy Hoffman, PhD, RN, FAAN
The University of Nebraska

Alicia Holod, BA, BSN, RN
The Ohio State University

Teresa Johnson, PhD, RN
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Cheng-Ching Liu, PhD
Michigan State University

Barbara Polivka, BSN, MSN, PhD
University of  Kansas School of Nursing

Brandi Pravecek, CNP, DNP, FNP, RN
South Dakota State University

Stacey Sears, APRN-NP, DNP ,MSN, RN
University of Michigan

Clarissa Shaw, PhD, RN
University of Iowa

Barbara St. Marie, AGPCNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP, PhD
University of Iowa

Elizabeth Umberfield, PhD, RN, BSN
Mayo Clinic

Joachim Voss, PhD, RN, ACRN, FAAN
Case Western Reserve University