‘Count Me In’ Report was launched at the IRNN 12th annual conference on Thursday 14 November 2019 and can be downloaded here: Count Me In Study – Final Report
The purpose of the IRNN’s national ‘Count Me In’ survey was to measure and describe the Clinical Research Nurse (CRN) and Midwife (CRM) workforce in a variety of settings across Ireland.
Reason for this survey is that the number of CRN/Ms working in Ireland is unknown, however it is estimated to be in the region of 200. Many CRN/Ms are based in established healthcare institutions and research centres/facilities, however the posts are filled on a sporadic and ad hoc basis. CRN/Ms may also be employed by commercial organisations or medical research charity groups.
The ‘Count Me In’ Report has been disseminated to stakeholders, such as the Health Research Board (HRB) and the Health Service Executive (HSE) and presented at international research conferences. Findings are being used to advocate for increased recognition of the research nurse workforce, and to justify the development of formalised job descriptions, education and integration within academic and healthcare institutions.
A database to retain the details of research nurses/midwives who have provided consent for future communication is available. If you have not already done so you can submitted your contact information here: https://irnn.ie/crn-database-submission/
If you would like more information please email the IRNN at [email protected]