Self Care


The purpose of this RIG is to advance the research and scholarship related to the practices, methods, theories, and outcomes in promoting self-care among nurses, healthcare providers, and patients. This RIG will address:

  • Self-care in health, wellness and well-being
  • Integrative and holistic self-care technologies
  • The impact of self-care for the inter-professional health care providers, educators and their students
  • The relationship and impact of self-care on symptom management and satisfaction of the patients and families the health care provider serves
  • The influence of self-care on the organizations in which nurses practice and study, their ability to work well together

Who Should Join?

Nurse scientists, clinical scholars and students with an interest and commitment to advance self-care research, scholarship, and clinical practice.

RIG Communication

Groupsite Community Networking Platform:

Meet the RIG Leadership for 2020 – 2021


Timiya Nolan, PhD, ANP-BC
Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University


Carli Zegers, PhD, APRN-NP, FNP-BC
Assistant Professor, University of Missouri – Kansas City


Wendy Bauer, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh


Jessica Miller, PhD(c), RN
Student, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Past Chair

Linda Burdette, PhD, M.S.N., RN, APHN-BC
Assistant Dean, South Dakota State University

Grant Representative

Deidre Wipke-Tevis, PhD, RN
Associate Professor & PhD Program Director, University of Missouri

Grant Representative

LeeAnne Sherwin, PhD, MS, FNP-BC,
Assistant Professor, University of Missouri

2020-2021 RIG Awards

The 2020-2021 RIG Awards Nominations are now closed.  Please be sure to attend the RIG Annual Meeting right before the 2021 Annual Research Conference in March 2021 for the announcement of RIG Award Winners.

Overall/Long Term Goals

Our goals are to explore self-care practices and the breadth, depth, and rigor of this emerging body of knowledge. The RIG will provide a forum for developing research and scholarship that is translatable for nurses and other health care professionals. The work of the section will also address the efficacy of self-care practice to improve student and nurse well-being, nurse workforce retention, patient health outcomes, and healthcare cost effectiveness. The section encourages networking among educators, researchers, clinicians and students


  1. Implement Groupsite platform to increase communication within the RIG.
  2. Recruit new members.

Future/Three-year Plan…

  1. Provide mentorship to RIG members interested
  2. Develop avenues to showcase and support RIG members research.

RIG Minutes/Meeting Summary

If you are interested in learning more about the Self Care RIG, please explore the minutes from the past meetings:

Self Care RIG minutes from the 2020 Annual Research Conference
Self Care RIG minutes from the 2019 Annual Research Conference
Self Care RIG minutes from the 2018 Annual Research Conference
Self Care RIG minutes from the 2017 Annual Research Conference
Self Care RIG minutes from the 2016 Annual Research Conference