The Friends of International Clinical Research Nursing (FIRN)

The Friends of International Clinical Research Nursing (FIRN)

We've established this organization to enhance clinical research quality and patient safety by supporting the continued professional development of registered nurses who impact the care of clinical research participants worldwide.

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Donators

FIRN Foundation

Recently recognized by the American Nurses Association (ANA) as a specialty nursing practice, clinical research nurses focus on maintaining equilibrium between care of the research participant and fidelity to the research protocol. This specialty practice incorporates human subject’s 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.

Scholarship

Fund Clinical Research Nurses who would not otherwise have the opportunity to attend educational opportunities including the IACRN conference each year. 

Leadership

Create future Clinical Research Nurse leaders through creation of a leadership academy that will be held alongside the IACRN conference each year. 

Collaboration

Develop Industry and government partnerships and connect participant groups to understand how to best serve the public.

Education

Provide educational opportunities for international clinical research nurses to share best practices through the International Liaison Program.

Advocacy

Educate Clinical Research Nurses to become advocates for their practice and participants, thus ensuring safe, quality care for research participants.  Funding will be provided for a Clinical Research Nurse to attend the Nurse in Washington Internship each year.

Grants

Fund grant opportunities for the scholarly activity of Clinical Research Nurses including, evidence based practice initiatives, nursing research studies that advance clinical research nursing practice, and nursing research studies focusing on improvement of data quality.