Vision - Enhancing clinical research quality and safety through specialized nursing practice.

Mission - The International Association of Clinical Research Nurses is a professional nursing organization.  Its purpose is to define, validate and advance clinical research nursing as a specialty practice and to support the professional development of registered nurses who directly or indirectly impact the care of clinical research participants across all clinical specialties.


Chapter Governance Committee

The purpose of the Chapter Governance Committee is to interact with and support groups seeking chapter status and to provide guidance during the development process.  The Committee will provide ongoing support and guidance to established chapters.  The Committee is responsible for creating a policy and process for chapter development and governance. Committee members will serve as liaisons to chapters both during start-up and be available for consultation after the chapter has been established.  

Committee Leadership:

  • Diane Branham, MBA, BSN, RN, CCRC, Co-Chair
  • Jonathan Roland, MS, BSN, RN, Co-Chair
  • Lorraine Hodsdon - Board Liaison


The purpose of the IACRN Education Committee is to uphold the mission and vision of our organization through the promotion of evidence based practice that drives excellence in clinical research nursing by supporting the educational needs of our IACRN membership.

Committee Leadership:

  • Patricia Eckardt, PhD, RN - Chair
  • Sheryl Forbes - Board Liaison

Membership, Marketing, and Communications Committee

The purpose of the Membership, Marketing and Communications Committee is to promote awareness of IACRN, to increase Association membership, and to disseminate the organization's initiative and innovations to the clinical research community.  This committee serves the organization in marketing the benefits of membership throughout the international clinical research nursing community and managing effective communication within the membership through the IACRN web site.  We would love to have anyone with experience/interest in social media on this committee.

Committee Leadership:

  • Georgie Cusack, MS, RN, AOCNS - Chair

Nominations Committee

The purpose of the Nominations Committee is to lead the process for all appointments to governance committees in the IACRN.  The committee will consider and recommend to the Board of Directors the process and criteria for the nomination of officers. They will call for nominees, select and recommend qualified candidates for officers to the Board of Directors for approval.

Committee Leadership:

  • Kathy Green, BSN, MBA, RN - Chair
  • Margaret McCabe - Board Liaison

Research Committee

The purpose of the Research Committee is to define and measure sensitive outcomes in the clinical research process and to demonstrate the impact of clinical research nursing practice.  The committee will continue research to describe and validate the specialty practice of clinical research nursing.  The research committee will ensure that requests for research are in alignment with the Association mission and vision.

Committee Leadership:

  • Kathy Hall, MS, ANP-BC, NE-BC - Chair
  • Rosemary Keller, PhD, RN - Co-Chair
  • Catherine Griffith, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC - Board Liaison

Scope and Standards

The purpose of the Scopes and Standards of Practice Committee is to define the scope of practice of the clinical research nurse and develop standards with associated competencies for care of research participants.

Committee Leadership:

  • Mary Jane Williams, DNP, MPH, RN - Chair
  • Shaunagh Browning, RN, FNP-BC - Co-Chair
  • Margaret McCabe - Board Liaison

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