LPN role in Clinical Research

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    Any LPNs doing clinical research? Is it a bad idea to graduate and go directly into it? Why kind of job responsibilities do LPNs generally have. Any help would be appreciated.
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    Most of the research jobs in nursing involve more extended education than LPN. Not knocking LPNs, believe me! I LOVE YA'LL! I've learned more from them than other RNs on the floors, believe me!
    But all the research jobs in my area (with huge, metro teaching hospitals and med schools attached) require a BSN at least.
    Sorry. Hope this helps in some way. There's always the exception. You might could be useful in helping an associate gather some data for the research. Call a university of medicine/teaching hospital and/or go online and inquire thru human resources or they could maybe point you in the correct direction insofar as finding out the information you seek. Good luck.
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    Quote from nurseangel47
    Most of the research jobs in nursing involve more extended education than LPN. Not knocking LPNs, believe me! I LOVE YA'LL! I've learned more from them than other RNs on the floors, believe me!
    But all the research jobs in my area (with huge, metro teaching hospitals and med schools attached) require a BSN at least.
    Sorry. Hope this helps in some way. There's always the exception. You might could be useful in helping an associate gather some data for the research. Call a university of medicine/teaching hospital and/or go online and inquire thru human resources or they could maybe point you in the correct direction insofar as finding out the information you seek. Good luck.
    I googled my state for Reasearch jobs and was surpprised to see all the facilities,and some were looking for assistants to help the CRA/CRC. Hope this helps.
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    I am in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area of Texas. The son of one of my former patients is an LVN, and he works as the clinical research coordinator of a major health science center in the area. So, yes, there are some LVNs/LPNs employed in the research arena.
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    Quote from TheCommuter
    I am in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area of Texas. The son of one of my former patients is an LVN, and he works as the clinical research coordinator of a major health science center in the area. So, yes, there are some LVNs/LPNs employed in the research arena.
    I totally agree with you Commuter, to me it just seems like having to find the right doc who takes on the investigater ( sp)? roles. I worked and loved all of the studies I was involved in as an LPN, and was 3rd highest enroller in the nation for one. Glad to hear that there are diligent LPN's still in research.
    Last edit by sharona97 on Dec 7, '07 : Reason: me
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    I am an LPN and recently saw an ad for clinical research coordinator and it asked for LPNs and RNs. I applied for this job and they sent me back an email saying that i have some of the attributes they are looking for. i was surprised to hear that because i didnt really expect that i would be qualified enough for this job. I am a little nervous about this interview as im not really sure what to expect. i have only worked in rehab nursing in the past so this is very new to me. any advise on what to expect would be great. does anyone know what the salary for an lpn in research would be about?
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    Hi there,

    In the 90's I was lucky enough to be working for a doc as an LPN who became a clinical investigator and introduced me to clinical research. I was a clinical research assistant. I loved it.

    I was paid my hourly salary and then negotiated a per patient enrollment rate of $80.00 per patient per visit. Later on when I moved to Florida and then back to MN I found it very hard to get into a research position. Bachelor Degree in Nursing was a minimum requirement. Which is ok and great. I think I had an unusual opportunity and went for it.

    Lots of detail to paperwork. Strict protocol rules are followed per visit per study. I liked it.

    During the Levaquin clinical trials I was the 3rd highest enroller in the USA. Other studies I've been involved with have included up to 16 countries. It's a very interesting field and with good investigators, they can recognize a good protocol versus shakey ones. It gave me a greater perspective and respect for doctors in research.

    Hope the interview went well.

    Sharona
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    Hi i just passed my boards last week and I got offered a clinical research associate position in nj for $20, is that the average salary for LPN clinical research associates? Thanks in advance.


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