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Investing in our Mobile Nursing Network and Elevating our Nurses Voices

May 12 2022
This International Nurses Day we elevate the voices of our mobile nursing team and share what inspires them most about their work in decentralized clinical trials.

International Nurses Day is celebrated every May 12 on the birthday of Florence Nightingale. This year, the theme is “Nurses: A Voice to Lead — Invest in Nursing and Respect Rights to Secure Global Health.” The focus is on protecting, supporting and investing in the nursing profession to strengthen health systems around the world. 


At Science 37, we honor International Nurses Day by supporting the call for more investment in nursing care so that we can restore, transform and strengthen health systems to ensure health equity.


While we have our own mobile nursing network, Science 37 celebrates all nurses, nursing professionals and nursing leaders around the world, who show up every day for patients, providers, sponsors and each other. We recognize that nurses everywhere continue to stand up to COVID-19 with incredible strength and dedication, despite difficult and even life-threatening working conditions.


At Science 37, our nurses and nursing professionals are talented, compassionate leaders with extensive capability, education and mastery within their fields. Here, we’d like to share with you, in their words, the inspiration for the work they do.


Marsel Shyti, RN, Lead Mobile Research Nurse, Science 37


Q: What inspired you to get into nursing?

A: At the age of 14, I performed CPR for the first time and saved a person’s life. While it was life-saving for the patient, it was life-changing for me. After that, I promised myself that I would aspire to work each and every day to help people. Today, I have over 14 years of experience as a nurse.


Q: What motivates you most about the work that you do?

A: Nursing is a profession that I love to do because of the emotional connection with the patient and their family. Having an holistic view of the patient and their situation is important to me and helps fuel the geek spirit in me.


Q: What led you to Science 37? 

A: Science 37 came to me like a lightning bolt in a clear sky. A recruiter called. This company sounded too good to be true. But throughout the years, it all proved to be actually true!


Quynh Anh Doan, CCRC, Nursing Solutions Manager, Science 37


Q: What do you love about nursing?

A: I've been with the Science 37 Nursing Solutions Group since March 2021. I've worked alongside nurses throughout my 10+ years in clinical psych research, in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. I’ve loved and appreciated every bit of it. Nurses are so hardworking and inspiring!


Q: What inspires you most about the work that you do?

A: I'm inspired to help as many people as possible, in any way that I can. And I love being part of a technology-driven company that is leading the decentralized clinical trials industry. 


Q: What led you to Science 37? 

A: Having had plenty of experience in traditional brick-and-mortar research sites, the nature of remote work really appealed to me. I was also drawn by the the growth of the nursing group and the culture at Science 37.


Q: How can Science 37 support International Nurses Day themes in 2022

A: Regarding Invest in Nursing, mobile research nurses spend so much time and effort on the road and in airports, I think that network connection for all their devices — especially in rural areas — should be a priority.


Brianne Peters, Sr. Director of Nursing Solutions, Science 37


Q: What do you love about nursing? 

A: Having worked in nursing for over 10 years, it’s the fact that no other healthcare profession has such a broad and far-reaching role. I also enjoy the ability to be flexible with my work so that I can be flexible with my life outside of it — and flexible with the patients that I work with each day. 


Q: What inspires you most about the work that you do? 

A: Being an advocate, educating patients and the public, and making a difference in the lives of others — particularly underserved populations. Without my husband’s support, this journey wouldn't have been possible; his patience and sacrifices have not gone unnoticed.  Being married to a nurse can be challenging but also very rewarding. He's incredibly proud!


Q: What led you to Science 37? 

A: The people and the mission to allow universal access to participants, anywhere.


Q: How can we support International Nurses Day in 2022?

A: Science 37 is supporting the International Nurses Day themes of Voice to Lead, Invest in Nursing, and Respect Rights to Secure Global Health by providing access to clinical trial patients in more than 60 countries.


Simona Mirauta, RN, Global Relations Manager, Nursing Solutions, Science 37


Q: What inspired you to get into nursing?

A: I have been a Registered Nurse for 25 Years. I knew when I was just seven years old that helping people and talking with them was what I was meant to do. I quickly realized that nursing was the profession for me. That’s why I went to nursing school right out of secondary school. 

Sure there have been ups and downs, as there are in any job, but the people that I have worked with and the patients I have helped have made it worthwhile. It’s been a lifetime of good stories, memories and many friendships!!


Q: What motivates you most about the work that you do?

A: Throughout my nursing career, I’ve had the great opportunity to work in many different fields, including long-term care, acute care and research. When you work in different specialties, your knowledge continues to grow and your ability to think outside the box increases. With so many years of experience, I’ve gained a deeper understanding of the healthcare system, which had a significant contribution in leading me to success in my most recent venture. What I find most rewarding about my career as a nurse is that I have the opportunity to help people in unexpected moments, when they are at their most vulnerable.


Q: What led you to Science 37? 

A: I wanted to do something that is challenging, interesting and makes a difference in people's lives — daily. Science 37 fit the bill well.


Q: How can Science 37 support the International Nurses Day themes for 2022?

A: Create a better understanding of home health and healthcare through the nursing voice. Build a culture in which qualified nurses put themselves forward for media opportunities. Stimulate the supply of home nurses. Schedule adequate time for team building and give the workgroup a clear timeline. Consider opportunities to foster mutual trust among the care team, especially sharing patient success stories. Create opportunities for team members to get to know each other and interact outside of patient care.


Quynh Lan Doan, RN, Lead Mobile Research Nurse, Science 37


Q: How did you get into nursing? 

A: I've been a nurse since 2019. I was a study coordinator for about 10 years and really enjoyed it but I wanted to do more and get more direct patient contact. So I decided to go back to nursing school … and here I am!


Q: What inspires you most about the work that you do?

A: What inspires me as a nurse is seeing the impact of my direct contact with patients and the difference it makes to their lives.


Q: What led you to Science 37? 

A: I wanted to try something different and the opportunity presented itself from a former colleague. I owe her tremendously because I truly love what I do.



Dan Huntington, BSN, RN, Lead Mobile Research Nurse, Science 37


Q: How did you get into nursing? 

A: I have been a nurse for 13 years and have worked in the critical care setting until I found my home in research. My older sister inspired me to become a nurse.  I always looked up to her and when she became a nurse, I knew that someday I would be a nurse as well!


Q: What inspires you most about the work that you do?

A: I love being a nurse.  I love the feedback I get from patients when I know I helped them through a difficult time.  I also love building relationships with each of them.  I am not shy and love a good conversation!


Q: What led you to Science 37? 

A: I first got started in research working per diem for another research firm.  From the very first visit, I knew I wanted to transition this into a full-time job.  That’s where Science 37 came in.  Fortunately for me, there was a need in New England!



Universal Access and a true Patient Focus


In an evolving healthcare landscape that places increasing demands on nurses and nursing professionals every day, Science 37’s Nursing Solutions Group is integral to our mission of enabling universal access to clinical research and delivering on our promises to patients and providers. We have huge gratitude and respect for all that our nurses and nursing professionals do to help bring healthcare into the homes of patients all over the world.


Since it’s inception in 2014, the Science 37 mobile nursing network has made close to 5,000 home visits with a near 100% execution. Science 37 mobile nurses are trained to complete procedures and capture data within the participant’s home. All nurses complete a mandatory, comprehensive training program with remote and in-person activities, and follow a single global standard operating procedure that ensures a participant-focused, consistent and scalable experience.

Learn more about Science 37’s mobile nursing network here.

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