On behalf of the RCN Research Society, I am excited to announce the launch of the Research Society Clinical Research Nurse (CRN) sub-committee, to provide leadership and expertise in relation to clinical research nursing.
Over the last 18 months, the RCN Research Society has been actively engaging with CRNs around the country, who overwhelmingly supported the RCN Research Society developing a CRN-specific agenda to support such a large group of research nursing professionals. With over 10,000 CRNs in the UK delivering thousands of research studies that can lead to the transformation of treatments and services for patients, a UK-wide forum to explore and address the specific professional needs of CRNs under the auspices of our Royal College is both timely and welcome.
Through our engagement with CRNs to date, a range of issues have been identified as important and work has already started on addressing these issues. For example, we are currently revising the CRN career pathway published in 2001.
To ensure we identify and prioritise effectively the key issues in contemporary clinical research nursing practice please complete this short questionnaire The deadline for responses is Sunday 1st September at 11pm.
Shaping the RCN Research Society CRN agenda: Your voice
If you are attending the RCN International nursing Research Conference in September, please join me and my colleagues at the formal launch of the sub-committee. We will be hosting a breakfast fringe event on Thursday 5th September 08.00-09.00. This will give us an opportunity as CRNs to highlight, discuss and debate our professional issues and set priorities for action to be progressed through the Research Society CRN sub-committee over the next 12 months.
Kenkre JE & Foxcroft DR (2001) Career pathways in research: clinical research Nursing Standard. 16:5, 41-44