NIH Clinical Research Nursing Residency Program earn Accreditation with Distinction as a Practice Transition Program
In late May, the NIH Clinical Research Nursing Residency Program was awarded 'Accreditation with Distinction' as a Practice Transition Program from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The Clinical Research Nursing Residency Program is the first such program in the state of Maryland, and only the second federal facility in the country, to earn this honor.
The program, geared specifically to nurses who have just graduated school, offers transition support and clinical and research focused education for those who wish to begin a career in clinical research nursing. Since the program began in 2013, 30 nurses from four cohorts have graduated. Ten more, from cohort five, will complete their session in October. Graduates of the program have excelled in leadership roles and continue to thrive in their clinical specialty and within the clinical research environment.