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NCI Clinical Trials Training for Nurses

The Consortium’s Nursing Workstream works to help address the shortage of oncology clinical research nurses and to enhance the infrastructure and capacity for cancer and palliative care nursing research and education on the island of Ireland. One of its key activities has been to plan the National Cancer Institute Clinical Trials Training (CTT) program for cancer nurses.

How is the CTT program structured?

In this program, cancer nurses spend five weeks in the United States learning the role of the research nurse in caring for patients in clinical trials. By working closely with oncology nurse-preceptors at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center and other associated centers, the nurses learn the components of clinical trial management—including the roles and responsibilities of team members—and focus on a team approach to managing clinical trials.

Who should apply?

Oncology nurses from Ireland and Northern Ireland who work in hospitals funded for cancer clinical trials and who have an interest in learning more about clinical trial management and nursing practice are encouraged to apply. An employer letter of support is required.

What does this program include?

CCT training is offered free of charge and participants' travel and lodging are funded by the Health Research Board or the Health and Social Care Research and Development Division.

What is the deadline for applications?

The call for CTT applications is now CLOSED. Please check back for information regarding the application process for future programs.

Where can I get more information about the projects?

For more information about the CTT program, contact the appropriate Consortium representative:

Ireland Contact
Terry Hanan
Nursing Development Co-ordinator
National Cancer Control Programme Kings Inns House
200 Parnell St
Dublin 1, Ireland
Phone: +353 1 828 7100
E-mail: terry.hanan@cancercontrol.ie
Website: http://www.hse.ie/eng/services/Find_a_Service/National_Cancer_Control_Programme/