Clinical Research Nurse as Leader
Presented by: Tamara Kempken Mehring, MSN, RN, CCRC and Sharon Flynn, MS, RN, ANP-BC, AOCNS, BMTCN
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.
- 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.
About the Presenters
Tamara Kempken Mehring, MSN, RN, CCRC
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
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.