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Name: Research Nurse
Description: Involves all aspects of working with pharmaceutical/medical/nursing research
Practice roles: Clinical data coordinator, clinical research assistant, clinical research monitor, research assistant
Characteristics: Opportunity to be part of groundbreaking studies, projects
Drawbacks: Some work is temporary or part time, travel may be required, work can be tedious. Position may rely on availability of grant money
Desirable skills: Strong observation and analytical skills, detail-oriented. Grant writing experience helpful in some situations
Education: Varies. BS may be required. Some positions may require MS or higher. Advanced nursing research usually requires PhD
Employers: Pharmaceutical companies, contract research organizations, teaching and university hospitals, educational institutions, temporary technical placement agencies
Associations:
Associates of Clinical Pharmacology
1012 14th Street, NW, # 907
Washington, DC 20005
202-737-8100
Publications:
Nursing Research
Lippincott Raven Publishers
227 East Washington Square
Philadelphia, PA 19106
1-800-638-3030