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.


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

Message from the NRIG Chair: Barbara Chyzzy

Welcome to NRIG’s new website! This website is intended to provide our members with useful information about the Nursing Research Interest Group as well as resources related to nursing research including education and funding opportunities. We hope you find the website beneficial and interesting!

I have had the privilege to serve as the Chair of the Nursing Research Interest Group since September 2016. It has been an honor to work with such a dedicated and dynamic executive team who are always striving to support our NRIG members. My term will finish in September 2018, at which time Amy Wright will assume the Chair position. We are always looking for ways to get our members involved, so if think you would be interested in learning more about NRIG or contributing in any way whatsoever, please let us know. We want to hear from our members to find out how we can best meet your needs regarding nursing research in Ontario. If you have any suggestions for this website or NRIG in general, please feel free to contact me at any time at: