Any clinical research nurses out there? - page 4

by Researchnurse

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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 Charlott
    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
    I work in oncology research and find that in treatment and prenvetion tirals, physician referral is the best source. Newspaper and radio often result in individuals who are curious but not truly interested or committed once they get the info, side effects, time committment. We have referral forms made for specific protocols given to physicans offices/clinics.
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    Hi. I'm currently in a non-nursing field and I would like to be a clinical research associate or coordinator. Can someone please tell me how I can get to this goal? I live in the Philadelphia area. My undergrad degree is science related but not nursing. I would like to get into public health or something to do with regulatory work.

    Thanks!

    ASYL
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    HI ALL,

    THIS IS MY FIRST TIME HERE. I'M A RN BSN THAT HAD DONE 10 YEARS OF PHARMACEUTICAL RESEARCH (I WAS A PHARMACY TECH SPECIALIST, LICENSED AND BOARD CERTIFIED THEN) IN THE LATE 80'S AND MID 90'S AND WANT TO GET BACK IN IT. I AM FORMERLY FROM CHICAGO BUT NOW LIVE IN TULSA, OK BECAUSE OF MY HUSBAND'S JOB (BEEN HERE FOR 7 YEARS) I WANT TO GET BACK INTO RESEARCH BUT HAVE HAD NO LUCK. I HAVE APPLIED WHENEVER A POSITION COMES UP BUT NOT SURE WHY I NEVER GET AN INTERVIEW. DO YOU THINK IT'S BECAUSE IT'S BEEN SO LONG??? DO YOU THINK THEY ARE INTIMIDATED BY ME SINCE I WORKED AT A VERY LARGE HOSPITAL IN CHICAGO THAT DID LOTS OF HIV AND CANCER DRUG TRIALS (NORTHWESTERN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL) HAD BEEN THERE OVER 20 YEARS. WHAT CAN I DO TO GET AN INTERVIEW???? ANYONE KNOW OF ANY TRAINING I CAN GET THAT WILL IMPROVE MY CHANCE OF GETTING A RESEARCH JOB. I MISS CHICAGO. I HAD MORE OPPORTUNITIES THERE THEN HERE.. HELPPPPPPPPP ANYONE HAVE ANY ANSWERS... CAN ANYONE HELP DIRECT MY LIFE TO SOMETHING I LOVED AND WAS VERY GOOD AT. I WOULD DEEPLY APPRECIATE ANY HELP ANYONE CAN GIVE ME.

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    Quote from BABYNURSE2
    HI ALL,

    THIS IS MY FIRST TIME HERE. I'M A RN BSN THAT HAD DONE 10 YEARS OF PHARMACEUTICAL RESEARCH (I WAS A PHARMACY TECH SPECIALIST, LICENSED AND BOARD CERTIFIED THEN) IN THE LATE 80'S AND MID 90'S AND WANT TO GET BACK IN IT. I AM FORMERLY FROM CHICAGO BUT NOW LIVE IN TULSA, OK BECAUSE OF MY HUSBAND'S JOB (BEEN HERE FOR 7 YEARS) I WANT TO GET BACK INTO RESEARCH BUT HAVE HAD NO LUCK. I HAVE APPLIED WHENEVER A POSITION COMES UP BUT NOT SURE WHY I NEVER GET AN INTERVIEW. DO YOU THINK IT'S BECAUSE IT'S BEEN SO LONG??? DO YOU THINK THEY ARE INTIMIDATED BY ME SINCE I WORKED AT A VERY LARGE HOSPITAL IN CHICAGO THAT DID LOTS OF HIV AND CANCER DRUG TRIALS (NORTHWESTERN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL) HAD BEEN THERE OVER 20 YEARS. WHAT CAN I DO TO GET AN INTERVIEW???? ANYONE KNOW OF ANY TRAINING I CAN GET THAT WILL IMPROVE MY CHANCE OF GETTING A RESEARCH JOB. I MISS CHICAGO. I HAD MORE OPPORTUNITIES THERE THEN HERE.. HELPPPPPPPPP ANYONE HAVE ANY ANSWERS... CAN ANYONE HELP DIRECT MY LIFE TO SOMETHING I LOVED AND WAS VERY GOOD AT. I WOULD DEEPLY APPRECIATE ANY HELP ANYONE CAN GIVE ME.

    You might want to think about getting certified as a clinical research associate or coordinator. There are a few companies that provide training and testing, you will find them on the internet. I know that certification in this area can go a long way and provides you with valuable information.
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    At one time I was certified as a clinical research coordinator doing mostly behavioral health studies. I used all methods of communication for subject recruitment. The most success came when I obtained fax numbers for several businesses and faxed fliers for the studies that we were running.


    It worked. Hey, we had to get our name out there. Alot of businesses are advertising that way these days. Our office received at least 4 ads per day from other businesses on the fax machine.
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    Quote from albireo
    You might want to think about getting certified as a clinical research associate or coordinator. There are a few companies that provide training and testing, you will find them on the internet. I know that certification in this area can go a long way and provides you with valuable information.
    I have certification and I can tell you that you must have at least 2 years of full-time clinical research to even qualify. You have to take the exam through the Association of Clinical Research Professionals. The only preparation you need is the study guide or a prep class they offer if you need it. By the time you sit for the exam, you should have more than a basic working knowledge of clinical research anyway.

    Obtaining a first position in academic research is usually a little easier than with pharmaceutical companies.
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    New here, just curious.

    I am the opposite of most posters as I work for a pharm. CO in clinical research. I am in the process of completing my RN.

    Glad to meet all of you.
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    Quote from opalm
    New here, just curious.

    I am the opposite of most posters as I work for a pharm. CO in clinical research. I am in the process of completing my RN.

    Glad to meet all of you.

    What is your position/responsibilities at the pharmaceutical co? Do you plan on staying in research after you become an RN? I am working on my BSN and plan to get certified as a CRC after that.
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    hi there,
    yes i believe nursing is changing its trend.Im on my last semester phd programme.my research field is physiology in analgesics(pain) and im currently studying induced nociceptive and neuropathic pain in mice.I have a bunch of collegues who are also studying different fields like stress response in patients who are in a coma,toxicology and food bourne pathogens,and many more.What exactly were you looking for in reaserch?let me know if i can help
    mph
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    Quote from mnyapala
    hi there,
    yes i believe nursing is changing its trend.Im on my last semester phd programme.my research field is physiology in analgesics(pain) and im currently studying induced nociceptive and neuropathic pain in mice.I have a bunch of collegues who are also studying different fields like stress response in patients who are in a coma,toxicology and food bourne pathogens,and many more.What exactly were you looking for in reaserch?let me know if i can help
    mph
    Hi there,

    I'm looking to get back into research, pharmaceutical research would be nice since I had over 10 years experience there. It seems to be very hard to break into this field here in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I was formerly from Chicago which I believe I had more opportunities. The universities here don't do that much research and the ones that do I've tried to apply for those jobs but never seem to get an interview. We even have a cancer treatment center out here and when I tried to apply there they had no RN positions available. Not sure where else I can go but I would like to get out of floor nursing, my legs just can't handle all of that running around anymore. Any suggestions would be deeply appreciated.

    Maria RN, BSN
    Last edit by VickyRN on Sep 24, '05 : Reason: All caps are difficult to read


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