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Webinar: The Importance of Professional Development: Why it Matters

  • 12/08/2021
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Upcoming Webinar:

    The Importance of Professional Development: Why it Matters

    Wednesday, December 8, 2021
    1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

  • The complex and rapidly growing clinical research enterprise requires research professionals with advanced knowledge, skills, and competencies to meet the growing demands. Through professional development activities, research professionals can reach their professional goals for growth and development, and at the same time meet the needs of a demanding and dynamic research environment. This is especially true for clinical research nurses who need to maintain both clinical and research competencies. This session will discuss professional development and associated activities, how to develop a professional development plan, and the importance of competency-based education for research professionals.

Presented by:


Tamara Kempken Mehring, MSN, BSN, RN, CRN-BC

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Clinical Research Unit, University Hospital

Madison, WI


Elizabeth Ness, MS, BSN, RN, CRN-BC

Director, Office of Education and Compliance

Center for Cancer Research NCI

Bethesda, MD


Carolynn Thomas Jones, DNP, MSPH, RN, FAAN

Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing, College of Nursing

Director, Master of Clinical Research, College of Nursing

Co-Director, Workforce Development, OSU CCTS

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How to Receive Contact Hours 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 outlining the 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 nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)

Please contact Liz Ness at for more information about contact hours.

International Association of Clinical Research Nurses

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

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