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We Need Your Participation! The Role of Clinical Research Nurses in Minority Recruitment


The University of Massachusetts, Boston School of Nursing invites you to participate in a research study which aims to understand the lived experiences of Clinical Research Nurses (CRNs) recruiting minority participants to cancer clinical trials.  You have been selected as a potential participant for this study because of your experience as a CRN. 


To be eligible for this study, you must meet the following eligibility criteria:

~ Currently employed as an oncology CRN caring for adult patients (≥ 18 years of age) in the United States

~ Have greater than 1 year-experience as an oncology CRN

~ Primary role is direct patient care (>50% of time is spent caring for patients)

~ Fluent in English

~ Have access to a computer and/or phone

~ Willing to have your interview audio-recorded

~ Must be at least the legal age of an adult in the state where you live.


To determine if you are eligible, you will be asked to complete a brief six question screening survey either online by email or by phone with the researcher. The survey will ask you to confirm the seven eligibility criteria listed above. If you meet eligibility and would like to participate in this study, you will be asked to sign a consent form and participate in an audio-recorded one-to-one interview with me. The interview is expected to last no more than 90 minutes and may be in person or via video chat.


Please feel free to forward this email to CRN colleagues that you think may be interested in participating in this study. Nurses do not have to be members of IACRN to be eligible to participate. Due to a conflict of interest, CRNs who work at Dana Farber Cancer Institute are not eligible to participate.


Your participation is voluntary. If you would like to participate or have any questions, please email Kristen.Johnson001@umb.edu or call/text (617) 680-5373.