On behalf of the Board of Directors and all members of Southern Nursing Research Society (SNRS), I encourage you to participate in the advancement of nursing research in the southern region of the United States. Our Society welcomes all nurses who are curious and seek to improve the health of our population through careful investigation and excellent application of nursing research in practice. We believe that all nurses, by virtue of their education and experience, have research ideas that can be nurtured and investigated to improve health care and answer basic questions about nursing care. We include nurses from all specialties, clinical foci, and at all levels of the inquiry spectrum ranging from exploratory research to clinical trials to applications in practice.
SNRS has 10 Research Interest Groups (RIGs) where specialty focused research discussion occurs as well as opportunities for mentoring and mentorship, grant funding, and publications through our affiliated journal, Research in Nursing and Health, and our online newsletter, Southern Connections. Our annual conference highlights the outstanding research conducted by our members. We have active student members who participate fully in all parts of our organization and have opportunities for presentations, publications, and mentorship.
We hope that you will join us and engage in dialogue with the members of SNRS to help us identify how nursing research can change the health of individuals, families, communities, organizations, and the general population. We want members who will help us identify needed change and positive solutions to the health problems of our region, nation, and world.
With warm welcome and best wishes,
Elizabeth Reifsnider PhD, RN, FAANP, FAAN
President, Southern Nursing Research Society