March 29-April 1 in Des Moines, Iowa
Monday, March 27, 2023


The University of Iowa College of Nursing is the sole host school for the 47th annual research conference of the Midwest Nursing Research Society to be held March 29 – April 1 in Des Moines, Iowa.

Established over forty years ago, the Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS) is a place for nurse scientists and researchers at all career levels to learn, collaborate, and grow the field. The annual conference typically draws over 1,000 attendees from around the country.

“The breadth of research and clinical scholarship showcased at MNRS makes it an ideal venue for students to give their first conference presentation,” said College of Nursing Associate Dean for Research Barbara Rakel. “The conference is set up to promote networking, and it is common to see students at all levels mingling with esteemed nurse scientists.”

Twenty UI College of Nursing postdocs and faculty will give oral presentations at the conference, and 15 BSN, DNP, and PhD students and three faculty will give poster/postcard presentations.

“At Iowa, we have a rich history of preparing nurses for clinical practice, generating scientific knowledge and evidence for practice, and leading systems of health care,” said College of Nursing Dean Julie Zerwic, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN. “We have always had a strong showing at this conference and look forward to hosting this year and showcasing our world class faculty, research, and programs.”