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Nursing Research, Step By Step

This series coordinated by the Heilbrunn Family Center for Research Nursing at Rockefeller University is designed to give nurses the knowledge and skills they need to participate in research, step by step. Each column will present the concepts that underpin evidence-based practice - from research design to data interpretation. The articles are accompanied by a podcast offering more insight and context from the author.

Visit the American Journal of Nursing for more information.

IACRN Core Curriculum

IACRN is excited to announce that the Clinical Research Nursing Core Curriculum is now available on Amazon! The curriculum is geared towards nurses new to the clinical research nurse role or those with little experience including CRNs in both the direct care and study coordinator roles. The content of the book goes through the unique body of knowledge of the clinical research nurse, including, nursing care, research regulations, the scientific process, and data collection, analysis, and interpretation. The content delves further into specifics, such as human subject protection, care coordination, and continuity, contributions to clinical science, and clinical practice as related to the clinical research nurse across all specialties. The e-book is available now and the paperback version will be available later this month.

IACRN's International Virtual Visits

The videos from IACRN's international virtual visits, that took place in May 2021 between International Nurses Day and International Clinical Trials Day, are now available! View them here.

Two Free Webinars in September with Free Contact Hours!

September 14, 2021 5:00 - 6:00 PM ET

IACRN NYC Chapter - Making Clinical Research Gender Inclusive

This webinar will present to clinical research nurses in an introduction to the transgender community, and important information and strategies for the inclusion of transgender individuals in clinical research.

Register here

September 15, 2021 

1:00 - 2:00 PM ET

IACRN and Complion - Wanted: Clinical Trial Participants Recruitment Strategies for You!

Recruitment for clinical trials involves attracting and selecting suitable research participants for a specific study. This webinar will discuss recruitment strategies for rare diseases, children medical devices, and veterans. Registration coming soon.

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IACRN is Now on Instagram!

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Clinical Research Nurse Video

The International Association of Clinical Research Nurses (IACRN) is an organization that advocates and educates the nursing research community domestically and internationally. As a Research Nurse, it is still common to hear "What is a Research Nurse?", "What does a Research Nurse do?", "Are Research Nurses real Nurses?". The IACRN would like to create a video of Research Nurses across the community to answer these questions and it will be used as part of the IACRN October 2021 conferenceWe would like to honor research nurses and provide an opportunity for you to tell your own story and highlight the many opportunities to clinical research.

The video instructions and several questions to choose from to discuss in your video are provided below.

Directions: Record a video using your smart phone, tablet, or webcam up to five (5) minutes answering one (1) to three (3) of the following questions below. We would like a good variety of questions and answers for editing purposes.

  1. Why did you become a nurse?
  2. Why did you get into clinical research?
  3. What is the role of the Research Nurse?
  4. Explain a "day in the life of" a Research Nurse.
  5. What do you like most about your role as a Research Nurse?
  6. How important is it to belong to an organization like IACRN?
  7. What are the benefits of belonging to IACRN?
  8. How does the Research Nurse impact the quality and safety of the clinical trial?
  9. How is the Research Nurse involved in clinical trial patient care and patient safety?
  10. Can you explain your training as a Research Nurse?
  11. What is the most complicated part of your job as a Clinical Research Nurse?
  12. Can you tell a story of your most memorable clinical research patient or clinical trial you worked on?
  13. How has COVID-19 changed the way you perform your job as a Research Nurse?
  14. How important is clinical research in the treatment of patients?
  15. What role does the Research Nurse play in the monitoring and reporting of safety data?
  16. What is good clinical practice and how does the Research Nurse utilize these principals?
  17. Anything else you feel is important to highlight about the contributions of Research Nurses.

Things to think about before creating your video:

  • Make sure your clothing attire is appropriate; wear solid colors
  • Make sure your location is appropriate. Film your video in your home, at the clinic/hospital, or another appropriate environment.
  • Your video background should be clean. Make sure your lighting is good and that there is no background noise.

Please send your video via email to Doyle Bosque at dbosque@mdanderson.org. Please contact Doyle for any questions.

International Association of Clinical Research Nurses

PO Box 7
Mullica Hill, NJ 08062, USA
(609) 519-9689 (Phone)

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