No one is answering questions from those wanting to learn about your field!

  1. Not to be rude, but I've noticed when people inquire about your work as research nurses, you don't post responses. I want to know what you do and what education it takes to get there! Don't be so isoteric haha!
    Thanks so much. Any information would be great!
    Kevan
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   anc33
    I think that it is hard to give you specific answers with such a general question. As it is, the nurse's role is not that well defined in our field. Research coordinators range from non-medical personnel with no degree to those with PhDs, etc. Also, are you interested in drug/device trials, academic research, public health research or something else? I know that many of us are happy to talk about our work, just ask the questions!
  4. by   divokevan
    Oh sorry sorry I had no idea I was being so general! I was thinking drug research sounds interesting, obviously for a pharmicutical co. Maybe academic research also. What I was wondering about it was how one gets into one of these positions and what you need to do so. Also, what you do and what is the salary compared to a hospital nurse.
  5. by   anc33
    I find that Phase I is the easiest to break into. Later phases require that the coordinator work much more independently as they have to deal with both the clinical and regualtory (IRB, FDA, etc) sides. Phase I studies are much more closely controlled, consisting of shorter, in-house studies. Most big pharm companies have their own Phase I units but they also utilize other for-profit Phase I units. If you go to centerwatch.org and peruse the site you will find units in your area along with other institutions doing different phases of drug studies. As far as money goes, most places seem to pay slightly lower than hospitals. But that is variable. Education also varies, but if you aspire to go into later phase studies it would be wise to get at least your BSN.
  6. by   sharona97
    You might research also the CRC vs CRA thread or post. I might have that backwards.
  7. by   MomenTs
    Quote from anc33
    I think that it is hard to give you specific answers with such a general question. As it is, the nurse's role is not that well defined in our field. Research coordinators range from non-medical personnel with no degree to those with PhDs, etc. Also, are you interested in drug/device trials, academic research, public health research or something else? I know that many of us are happy to talk about our work, just ask the questions!

    Can someone who's knowledgeable ragarding this, please give more information on Academic research and Public health research? What are the requirements to do this job? What is the entry level titlte for New graduate nurses entering into these fields? Is it difficult to get into these fields? What do the prospective employers look for in their employees who are wanting to join this field?

    Thank you so much. God bless.

    Someone, please do reply.

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