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:cool: Hi all! This is my first post...just registered today! I found this BB to be very good for nurses to communicate! I was wondering tho, are there any clinical research nurses out there? None of the posts under... Read More


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    Quote from researchrabbit
    I'm a clinical trials psychiatry research nurse (also have worked on Federal grants). I've worked in the field for 12 years now (received my RN in 2000). I love it!
    I have been an RN for 5 1/2 years, four of which was in psych. I would LOVE to get into clinical trials for pscyotropic meds. How do I get my foot in the door? Research is where I really want to be. Thanks for any info. Sherry Heft
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    Quote from sherryrn
    Hey: I am a psych nurse and trying to get into research. I saw a job at an oncology office for a clinical trial nurse (they would train if no experience) and I am soooo mad at myself that I didn't apply. I want to become a CRA that monitors the clinical trial testing sites. Any ideas on how to get my foot in the door? I am an RN and will be finished with my BSN next year. Thanks for any help!!

    Sherry Heft
    You certainly don't have to limit your search in the area of oncology. Drug companies do a lot of studies that they need site monitors for and the experience needed varies. Hospitals also employ research nurses to coordinate and enroll patients on clinical trials from many different disciplines. You could also get information from many websites out their with information on training and experience needed to become a CRA. You need to be very detail oriented and enjoy paper work. It is a very demanding and rewarding at the same time.
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    I am a clinical trials nurse in Australia interested in getting some comments on how trials are run overseas.

    My current work is all in epilepsy and I have noted the following:


    1. There seems to be a trend here to employing CRAs that have no clue about healthcare (Business grads, science grads with only passing knowledge medicine..etc). Is this the same OS?

    2. At a time that trials are becoming more expensive to run we are being offered less & less to conduct trials. The usual reason being that "this is the price being paid in the US or Europe." I had occasion to check the price being offered on an identical trial in Canada and found we were being offered about half the price they were. Does anyone else get this scam?

    3. Increasing amounts of compliance paperwork from CROs to the extent that even IRBs are complaining.

    4. Increasingly intrusive qualification, initiation and monitoring visits that make no sense. for example I had a CRA that had checked our site for qualification for a study that came back 3 weeks later to check the site again for a different study but checking exactly the same things.

    5. Start up payments seem to have dissappeared.



    Any comments, observations, answers???


    Thanks
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    I am a clinical research coordinator at a University. I have an ADN with over 25 years experience in everything from critical care to correctional nursing. I love research, and although most of the studies we do are pharmaceutical based, I would really like to investigator initiated studies.
    Charlott
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    Quote from Researchnurse

    Hi all! This is my first post...just registered today! I found this BB to be very good for nurses to communicate! I was wondering tho, are there any clinical research nurses out there? None of the posts under "research nursing" really applied. I would like to see somebody in the same field respond.
    I am a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator at a University and do all types of studies.
    HI,,I work in clinical research,,doing studies on vaccines in children.. I am the study coordinator for 3 studies,,one is almost complete,,another we are still enrolling on and the 3rd,,not enrolling new patients,,but still dosing them...Karen
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    Quote from karenp1956
    HI,,I work in clinical research,,doing studies on vaccines in children.. I am the study coordinator for 3 studies,,one is almost complete,,another we are still enrolling on and the 3rd,,not enrolling new patients,,but still dosing them...Karen
    Hi Karen and welcome to the site! I also do peds vaccine studies and have been looking for other coordinators who do the same..for about 2 years! Maybe we can share some recruiting strategies sometime. I am gearing up for a flu vax study and also a pneumoccocal study..I will very busy soon.
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    Hello
    I too just registered. I wanted to know is research a good area to go into for nurses. I just got a Master of Science in Public Health and don't know what to do with it. I have worked in Med/Surg, ICU, Rehab, and agency work. I currently have an interview next week for a case management position at Vanderbilt Hospital in Tn. I don't have any experience in the area. I just wanted to know more about research in nursing and what is the money like???
    Last edit by kash on Aug 18, '04
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    After lurking for many years I have finally registered! I am working as a Clinical Research Coordinator at a University. We do investigator initiated research, and it is all new to me. It is really interesting, but of course our biggest challenge is funding and subject recruitment. How about every giving info on any resources they know of that would benefit all of us? My background is non-hospital nursing since I graduated over 10 years ago. Nice to meet you all.
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    Quote from CrunchRN
    After lurking for many years I have finally registered! I am working as a Clinical Research Coordinator at a University. We do investigator initiated research, and it is all new to me. It is really interesting, but of course our biggest challenge is funding and subject recruitment. How about every giving info on any resources they know of that would benefit all of us? My background is non-hospital nursing since I graduated over 10 years ago. Nice to meet you all.
    I also work for a University. I agree, recruitment is a major problem. I have recently read that 80% of all pharma trials have to extend their recruitment periods because of lack of enrollment. I have tried lot's of things, newspaper ads seem to work the best, but are expensive. I am interested in trying radio the next chance I get.
    Good luck
    Charlott


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