Clinical Nurse Coordinator Core Curriculum Training (CCCT)

Training Nurses in Cardiovascular Cell Therapy Care and Research

The Clinical Nurse Coordinator Core Curriculum Training (CCCT) program at The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation® is unique and is made possible by a grant from the National Heart Lung Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as part of the Cardiovascular Cell Therapy Research Network. The program is directed to train nurses in clinical research coordination and cardiovascular cell therapy nursing care.

The goal of Clinical Nurse Research Coordinator Core Curriculum Training (CCCT) is to encourage the development of nurses with varying skill into successful Clinical Nurse Research Coordinators (CNRCs) in cardiovascular cell therapy. The NHLBI showed its firm commitment and recognition to the importance of well-trained clinical research nurse coordinators in the success of cardiovascular cell therapy research through this grant.

The specific aims are:

Specific Aim 1: To develop a core curriculum consisting of didactic, hands-on training, multi-media/virtual support and most importantly mentoring program during the first 12 months of the grant period.

Specific Aim 2: To train 4-5 nurses yearly in conjunction with the CCTRN clinical research activities during the grant award period.

Required Knowledge Background: Participants should be new clinical research nurse coordinators with less than 1 year of experience in clinical research coordination and/or cardiovascular cell therapy research.

Technical Requirements for Participation: You will need a reliable Internet connection to access the course. You will also need a Google Plus account and the ability to use Google Hangout to participate in pre-scheduled live lectures conducted by top experts in the field of cardiovascular stem cell research. This course can be viewed both on your desktop computer and on mobile devices.



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Jay H. Traverse, MD – Co-Principal Investigator

Jay H. Traverse, MD – Co-Principal Investigator

Through this Clinical Nurse Coordinator Core Curriculum Training (CCCT) grant, The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute recognized the importance of having competent and well-trained research nurse coordinators as it systematically studies the safety and efficacy of cell therapy in cardiovascular disease. We are excited to develop and implement a training program for research nurse coordinators to support not only for the Cardiovascular Cell Therapy Research Network (CCTRN) protocols but also for clinical cell therapy research in cardiovascular medicine across the U.S. It is our goal to train nurses with varying skill sets and provide them with didactic, hands-on training along with practical tools and access to experienced faculty in cardiovascular cell therapy research.