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Enhancing clinical research quality and safety through specialized nursing practice.

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Enhancing clinical research quality and safety through specialized nursing practice.


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.


Clinical Research Nursing is the specialized practice of professional nursing focused on maintaining equilibrium between care of the research participant and fidelity to the research protocol. This specialty practice incorporates human subject protection; care coordination and continuity; contribution to clinical science; clinical practice; and study management throughout a variety of professional roles, practice settings, and clinical specialties.

Please cite International Association of Clinical Research Nurses (2012). "Enhancing Clinical Research Quality and Safety Through Specialized Nursing Practice" Scope and Standards of Practice Committee Report.

 Strategic Initiatives for 2020-2024:

Strategic Initiative #1 - Grow Our Professional Nursing Organization

  • 1,500+ Members / Over 35% International
  • Irresistible membership value / Easy to retain members
  • Large financial reserves with flexibility to invest in strategic programs, partnerships and resources
  • Diversify income streams
  • H.S.P. Voice of Clinical Research Nursing
  • Increase brand awareness

Strategic Initiative #2 - Advance the Organizational Infrastructure

  • Multiple in-person meeting offers a year in multiple regions
  • Over 50 Chapters around the world
  • Increasing Engaged Volunteers
  • Formal Grant Writer
  • International Annual Conference
  • Successful global initiative program
  • 1 million twitter followers
  • Competitive Board Elections
  • All incoming leadership attending a leadership summit/seminar
  • Incorporating modern technology into our conference participation. More electronic posters, live streaming, etc.

Strategic Initiative #3 - Define Clinical Research Nursing as a Specialty Practice

  • International Certification
  • Clinical Research Academy of Excellence
  • Peer Reviewed Journal, with good impact score
  • Core Curriculum standardized as CRN handbook

Strategic Initiative #4 - Support the Professional Development of Clinical Research Nurses Consistent with our Mission and Vision

  • Offering our own CE webinars separate from Complion
  • Presenter Waitlist: virtual and conference presentations
  • IACRN requested to speak for other organizations
  • IACRN driven Evidence Based Practice
  • C.R.N. advancement in collegiate Nursing curriculum
  • IACRN Scholarship

International Association of Clinical Research Nurses

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

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