NEW DATE: Thursday September 19th, 2019
Tamara Kempken Mehring, RN, MSN, CCRC
Sharon Flynn,MS, RN, ANP-BC, AOCNS, BMTCN
Session Description: During this webinar we will be discussing the Clinical Research Nurse (CRN) as a leader. As CRNs we have the knowledge and skills to balance the fidelity to the research protocol and participant care. This insight positions the CRN to be a leader, both formally and informally, in the institutions in which they work and the professional organizations to which they belong. During this webinar we will discuss the standard of practice for leadership and how that is applied in everyday CRN practice, we will look at formal and informal leadership roles CRNs hold, and discuss how CRNs can get involved and be leaders in professional organizations. While this webinar will focus on the role of the CRN, other research professionals will find the information presented useful and may be able to apply some of the principles to their role.
About the Presenters:
Tamara Kempken Mehring, MSN, RN, CCRC
Clinical Research Unit Clinical Nurse Specialist
Tamara has over 21 years of nursing and clinical research experience. She has worked as a Clinical Research Nurse in several capacities; clinical research coordinator, staff nurse, Care Team Leader, and is currently the Clinical Nurse Specialist on the Clinical Research Unit at UW Health. Tamara has been a member of IACRN since 2010, served on the Scope and Standards committee, and is currently the chair of the Education committee.
Sharon Flynn, MS, RN, ANP-BC, AOCNS, BMTCN
Clinical Center Nursing Department
National Institutes of Health
Sharon Flynn is a Nurse Educator within the Clinical Center Nursing Department at the National Institutes of Health. She received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and her Master's of Science degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore as an Adult Nurse Practitioner and Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist. Ms. Flynn holds board certification as an Adult Nurse Practitioner and is certified as an Advanced Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist and Bone Marrow Transplant Certified Nurse. She is a member of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Institutional Review Board, serves as an Associate Investigator at NIH, and is a member of the IACRN Education Committee. Ms. Flynn is passionate about the readability of informed consent documents and the genomic education of nurses and research participants. She is currently the co-chair of IACRN's Education committee and a member of the 2019 Conference Planning Committee.
At the conclusion of this webinar participants will:
- Recognize the importance of clinical research nurses (CRNs) as leaders in the clinical research enterprise.
- Understand the importance of clinical research nurse (CRN) leadership.
- Identify clinical research nurse (CRN) leadership and career advancement opportunities.
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This webinar is hosted by Complion. Complion will provide all registered attendees with a certificate of attendance for self-reporting continuing education credits, within 72 hours of the live presentation. CLICK HERE to register.
For Nurse Attendees
IACRN will be providing their members FREE contact hours, non-IACRN members can purchase contact hours for $10. After the webinar, nurses will receive an email from IACRN outlining instructions to complete the evaluation and receive the contact hours. To receive full contact-hour credit (one contact hour) for this CNE activity, you must: be registered, attend at least 80% of the webinar, and complete an on-line evaluation.
This activity has been submitted to the Ohio Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The Ohio Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-008-91).