Clinical Center News
Winter 2016

Five recent graduates of nursing school complete Clinical Research Nursing Residency Program

from left to right, trainees Debbie York, Faith Gill, Sayaka Simmons, Joe Shadrick and Lonice Carter with Rachel Perkins, program coordinator

On Oct. 19, the Clinical Center Nursing Department celebrated the graduation of the Clinical Research Nursing Residency Program's third cohort of trainees. Pictured above, from left to right, trainees Debbie York, Faith Gill, Sayaka Simmons, Joe Shadrick and Lonice Carter with Rachel Perkins, program coordinator. The yearlong residency program will commence its fourth class in December. Successful residents graduate from the program with the skills, experience and knowledge required to provide high-quality care to research participants in the clinical research setting. Recently CC News covered exciting news for the CRN program: American Nurses Association formally recognizes the profession of Clinical Research Nursing

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