Maternal Child Nurses Interest Group (MCNIG)

MCNIG, formerly the Childbirth Nurses' Interest Group (CNIG), represents nurses interested in promoting optimal health for women, families and infants across the continuum of childbearing from preconception to the postnatal and early infancy periods.

We are hospital and communities based, and work in a wide variety of settings, including public health departments, clinics, labour and delivery, postpartum, special care nursery, prenatal education and nursing education. MCNIG, which currently has over 900 members, plays an active role in RNAO committees and in the development of political statements. Executive and Committee meetings are held by teleconference and in person, and with our annual MCNIG Breakfast Meeting held in conjunction with the RNAO Annual General Meeting. Our informative and educational newsletter is published two times yearly. The MCNIG supports continuing education efforts through RNFOO Bursaries and our Continuing Education Program Support fund.

MCNIG supports 3 scholarships: 
The Maternal Child Nurses Interest Group (MCNIG) Scholarship, Masters Program will be awarded to a Registered Nurse enrolled in a Master’s program at a recognized university in Canada with a course or research project/thesis in maternal/child or neonatal nursing within the hospital or community setting. Applicants must be members of MCNIG and not a recipient of this scholarship within the past 3 years.
The Maternal Child Nurses Interest Group (MCNIG) Scholarship – Doctorate Program will be awarded to a Registered Nurse enrolled in a Doctorate program at a recognized university in Canada with a course or research project/thesis in maternal/child or neonatal nursing within the hospital or community setting. Applicants must be members of MCNIG and not a recipient of this scholarship within the past 3 years.
The Maternal Child Nurses Interest Group (MCNIG) Scholarship – Nurse Practitioner Program will be awarded to a Registered Nurse enrolled in a Nurse Practitioner/Primary Health Care Nursing graduate program in Canada with a focus in maternal/child or neonatal nursing within the hospital or community setting. Applicants must be members of MCNIG and not a recipient of this scholarship within the past 3 years.