The Beatrice Renfield Lectureship in Research Nursing 2012 – Past, Present, and Future of Clinical Research Nursing


Clare Hastings, PhD, RN, FAAN,

Chief for Nursing and Patient Care Services, NIH Clinical Center

Session Goals:

Nurses play an important role as members of the multidisciplinary research team; they help to address challenges associated with translating basic research (from the bench) to clinical practice (at the bedside). Although nurses have always been involved in direct care of human subjects, the role of nurses in research required further clarification. The presenter will provide an historical overview of clinical research nursing and describe a recent role delineation study which helped define Clinical Research Nursing Practice. A five dimensional model of Clinical Research Nursing Practice which includes: (1) Clinical Practice, (2) Study Management, (3) Care Coordination and Continuity, (4) Contributing to Science, and (5) Human Subjects Protection will be discussed. Future research for Clinical Research Nursing (CRN) as a specialty within nursing practice will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

1. Identify the role of the nurse as an important member of the multidisciplinary clinical research team 2. Identify an historical nursing figure who participated in clinical research nursing 3. Describe the difference between Clinical Research Nursing and Research Nurse Coordinators 4. Identify five dimensions of Clinical Research Nursing Practice including: (1) Clinical Practice, (2) Study Management, (3) Care Coordination and Continuity, (4) Contributing to Science, and (5) Human Subjects Protection 5. Discuss the role of Clinical Research Nurses in ongoing informed consent and ensuring the integrity of data collection Sponsors: The Rockefeller University Hospital The Heilbrunn Family Center for Research Nursing

Date/Time: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 6:00 PM EST

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