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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 & ANA Clinical Research Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice

The premier resource for today's CRN, Clinical Research Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice is informed by advances in this specialty's unique body of knowledge: nursing care; research regulations; scientific process; and data collection, analysis, and interpretation. Purchase here

Important Clinical research nursing articles/publications

  • Clinical Research Nursing: A Critical Resource in the National Research Enterprise
    Published in final edited form as: Nurs Outlook. 2012 May ; 60(3): 149–156.e3. doi:10.1016/j.outlook.2011.10.003.
    Link to author manuscript

  • Journal of Research in Nursing
    The July edition of the Journal of Research in Nursing focused on the work of the CRNMidwife and CRNurse has now been published. Visit: https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/jrnb/current for more information

  • 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 Member Publications/Articles

  • Showalter, Brandi. (2022). Moral Distress in Clinical Research Nurses.  Accepted by Nursing Ethics for publication in 2022. 
  • Carolynn Jones and team: "Nurses in Clinical Trials: Perceptions of Impact on the Research Enterprise.” (2021). Accepted by the Journal of Research in Nursing for publication in 2022.
  • Cheryl Fisher and team: “Extending the Description of the CRN Workforce.”  (2021). Accepted by the Journal of Research in Nursing for publication in 2022.
  • Andrea Hale and team from Children's Hospital Boston. “Direct care nurse's perceptions of their roles in clinical research: An integrated review of the literature. (2021). Accepted by the Journal of Nursing Scholarship for publication in 2022.
  • Jones, C.T., Bailey, J., Barlow, C., Cusack, G., Fisher, C., Griffith, C., Grinke, K., Hall, K., Keller, Jester, P.M. (2018). A retrospective pilot study comparing data from monitoring reports to identify staffing influence on protocol deviation rates. International Journal of Clinical Trials, 5(1); 30-36. DOI.

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