Any clinical research nurses out there? - page 9

: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? ... Read More

  1. Visit  nurse1212 profile page
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    All you research nurses on here, how much money do you (or total income divided by each coordinator) bring in to your research site? How big or small is your site? What is your infrastructure like?
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  3. Visit  acurry92 profile page
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    I am a Clinical Research Coordinator, RN, BSN....my research specialty is Diabetes and Diabetic Neuropathy. I thought research was interesting in school, but never imagined myself doing this kind of work. I am really glad I took a chance and interviewed for this kind of work. I love the autonomy being a research nurse affords me...Everyday is a new adventure!
  4. Visit  Deborah Bunton, RN profile page
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    Hello. I do not know how old your post is but I am an OR nurse considering an offer of employment in the clinical nursing field and wanted to communicate with someone about this area of nursing. Are you still out there? I would love to talk with you.

    Thanks Deborah RN
  5. Visit  chemo9103 profile page
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    i am a coordinator in a private office, we run about 20 or so onclolgy trials
  6. Visit  southlandrn profile page
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    I am a newbie research nurse; I am employed by a Hemophilia Treatment Center within a university, and we have several ongoing studies as well as a CDC registry to maintain. So far so good! I too love the autonomy! Plus, working in a university setting affords many benefits compared to a hospital. Lots of holidays, vacation time, no weekends, etc...Oh, and I will have the opportunity to travel! How cool is that?!?
  7. Visit  BerryRN profile page
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    Hello everyone,

    I very recently applied to a research nurse position, hoping to find my niche in nursing and having to leave the bedside due to an ankle injury. I have put so much thought into making this change as I've only had the 1 nursing job, straight out of college and am a little hesitant to change.

    My biggest concern is am I going to like this job? (if I get it) and what exactly is a typical work day like. I'm basically introverted, friendly, like to have a typically predictable day, and work at my own pace, work well alone or in a group. I am good with computers, very detail oriented, and I don't mind paperwork and organizing. If anyone out there has any input or advice I would greatly appreciate it.

    I've been working 12-hr/3-day work weeks for a while now and that's pretty much the biggest perk that's kept me at the chaotic bedside nursing job I have and I've had to really push myself into considering the mon-fri world. But if I don't have to have anxiety of going to work the night before (like I always do now, hoping my day won't be horrible) I wouldn't mind getting up every day to go to work.

    I'm basically trying to see if being a research nurse may be a good fit for me, before I jump in! If anyone out there has any input or advice I would greatly appreciate it.

    -BerryRN
  8. Visit  CrunchRN profile page
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    Actually you have wonderful attributes for a research nurse. I love it. I work in translational clinical research at a university. LOVE it. It will break my heart when i have to leave and get a real job again.
  9. Visit  BerryRN profile page
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    Quote from CrunchRN
    Actually you have wonderful attributes for a research nurse. I love it. I work in translational clinical research at a university. LOVE it. It will break my heart when i have to leave and get a real job again.
    Thank you CrunchRN! I'm hoping it'll be something I will love too. All I want at the minimum is to have a job I don't mind going to...having a job that I love would be a dream!
  10. Visit  BerryRN profile page
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    CrunchRN, (or any other research nurse! )do you mind telling me basic things you love about your job?
  11. Visit  lovingpecola profile page
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    I am a Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator and I, too, love my job.

    What I love most about it is the autonomy... an autonomy I thought I'd have to give up with an RN job after getting used to it during APRN training. I also love the perks- steady hours (my training is in midwifery), a light work week, travel, and all the little perks of private sector (easily taken vacations, bonuses, etc)

    This was my first job out of nursing school, and I always knew I couldn't do bedside nursing. But I do miss catching babies )

    My salary is comparable to APRNs with a similar level of experience.

    Eventually I will have to leave because there's not much room for growth in this field (IMO)

    Here's a great article about what we do:
    http://216.147.199.31/Monitor/2007September/duane.pdf

    Good luck!!!
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  12. Visit  BerryRN profile page
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    Quote from lovingpecola
    I am a Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator and I, too, love my job.

    What I love most about it is the autonomy... an autonomy I thought I'd have to give up with an RN job after getting used to it during APRN training. I also love the perks- steady hours (my training is in midwifery), a light work week, travel, and all the little perks of private sector (easily taken vacations, bonuses, etc)

    This was my first job out of nursing school, and I always knew I couldn't do bedside nursing. But I do miss catching babies )

    My salary is comparable to APRNs with a similar level of experience.

    Eventually I will have to leave because there's not much room for growth in this field (IMO)

    Here's a great article about what we do:
    http://216.147.199.31/Monitor/2007September/duane.pdf

    Good luck!!!
    Thanks for your response lovingpecola! It really helps to know the perks of this job to see if it appeals more to me. I do love working autonomously. Working at the bedside has really put a strain on me physically and emotionally. I am still trying to recover from my achilles tendonitis and haven't been able to work on the floor. I am still waiting to hear back from my interview for the research nurse position.

    Is being a Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator much different from a "Research Nurse"?
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  13. Visit  CrunchRN profile page
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    Same thing!
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  14. Visit  southlandrn profile page
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    Quote from lovingpecola
    I am a Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator and I, too, love my job.

    What I love most about it is the autonomy... an autonomy I thought I'd have to give up with an RN job after getting used to it during APRN training. I also love the perks- steady hours (my training is in midwifery), a light work week, travel, and all the little perks of private sector (easily taken vacations, bonuses, etc)

    This was my first job out of nursing school, and I always knew I couldn't do bedside nursing. But I do miss catching babies )

    My salary is comparable to APRNs with a similar level of experience.

    Eventually I will have to leave because there's not much room for growth in this field (IMO)

    Here's a great article about what we do:
    http://216.147.199.31/Monitor/2007September/duane.pdf

    Good luck!!!
    In response to there not being much room for growth in this field: have you considered becoming a monitor for one of the drug companies, to oversee study sites etc? I am looking that direction myself, after I get several more years of CRC work under my belt of course!
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