The Nursing Research Interest Group (NRIG) became an interest group of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) in 1986. NRIG strives to support and advocate for nursing research as well as research funding opportunities for novice and experienced nurse researchers in Ontario.

Our mission is to promote the understanding, conduct and uptake of nursing research through collaboration, funding, education, networking, and lobbying to improve the health of individuals and families in Ontario.

Volunteer opportunity: Join the NRIG executive

Do you enjoy speaking out for nurses, health and health care? Are you looking to use or develop your leadership skills? NRIG is looking for dynamic members (like yourself) to join our NRIG executive!

For 2019-2021, NRIG is seeking nominees for the following positions:

    • chair elect
    • finance executive network officer (ENO)
    • communications officer— website
    • communications officer— newsletter
    • member at large, NRIG board
    • student representative

Please see the Become a Member page for further information.


In collaboration with the RNAO, the RNAO Board’s Research Committee and other partners, NRIG:

Promotes nursing research in Ontario

Lobbies for resources to promote excellence in nursing research

Promotes nursing representation on peer review committees

Disseminates research to nurses, other health care providers, the government and the public

Promotes and facilitates the understanding of the application of research findings to support evidence-based decision-making in practice and management

Fosters the development of scholarship and research skills among novice nurse researchers

Creates opportunities to network with individuals who share similar interests in research

NRIG supports and advocates for nursing research, nursing research issues as well as research funding opportunities for novice to experienced nurse researchers.

Top Five Reasons to Join NRIG

  1. Awards and Scholarships
  2. Research Grants
  3. Webinars and Events
  4. Networking
  5. Newsletters

To find out more about the Benefits of being an NRIG Member, and to join, visit our Become A Member page