Research RN Roll Call

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    Since we don't have much participation on this board, I thought I'd try to get a roll call started to get us all acquainted.

    Let's start with your role, specialty area, years in research, certification and anything else you would like to share.

    As for me, I am a CCRC now in phase 1-4 oncology research. I previously spent 2.5 years in phase 1 research. I am working on my MPH but I think I will make my career here. I would like to stay on this side of the fence as I really do not have much of a desire to monitor.
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    Hello anc33

    Have a look here where many of us have written a little of ourselves...

    Best wishes

    Fone
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    Thanks. I had seen that thread. I wanted to start a new one since some of our answers will have undoubtedly changed since 2001!
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    I have been in research since 2000, specializing initially in oncology, now in disease-specific and vaccine trials. I coordinate mostly phase II-IV. I am certified by the ACRP with a CCRC. I work in the midwest.

    I am working on my MSN. I plan to get a post-master's certificate for Nurse Practitioner so that I can be a sub-investigator on our trials.
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    Hi All,

    I have been involved with clinical research (not trials) in the academic setting for 6.5 yrs. I do everything from helping write the protocol and all study docuuments, IRB submission, recruiting, study visits, data entry..... no certifications.

    I am "JUST" an RN (ADN) with some different skills that really helped me luck into this job.

    Really need to get certification, but I cannot stand the thought of school and work again and finding the money....
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    My employer paid for my certification, plus a $1000 bonus for completing it. Unfortunately, they are not footing the bill for my Masters
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    I've been in clinical research for 25 yrs- wide variety of roles and increases in scope.

    Today teach online courses for Clinical REsearch Coordinating but we require at least a BS degree to enroll (UAB)

    Durham Tech does provide courses for ADNs, but may require you be present- some courses may be online. George Washington University does provide a BS in Clinical Research Coordination
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    I'd love to teach online for clinical research. I have ten years experience in coordinating. I'll be completing my MSN Feb. 2011. Any tips how to get into that aspect of clinical research education?
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    Quote from ClinicalResearchNurs
    I've been in clinical research for 25 yrs- wide variety of roles and increases in scope.

    Today teach online courses for Clinical REsearch Coordinating but we require at least a BS degree to enroll (UAB)

    Durham Tech does provide courses for ADNs, but may require you be present- some courses may be online. George Washington University does provide a BS in Clinical Research Coordination
    George Washington Univ. has an excellent sounding Masters in Clinical Research Administration for Nurses, however they have the most redundant and wasteful admissions process. It is just plain ridiculous.

    2 friends and I were interested in attending GWU. I have a BSN from an accredited Top-Tiered University, but GWU insists on going through 'Nursing CAS' as well as their online application. It makes me think they are not student-centered, and there mu$t be $omething in it for them. GWU and 9 other graduate schools are losing talented scholars because of their CAS vain implementation.

    Maybe the MPH route would be better? Already have the RN. Then, I can present from 2 different perspectives.

    Ideas??
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    I am currently a Senior Research Nurse for a Children's Hospital. I have over 9 years of Clinical Research experience primarily in Neurology but I currenlty work in Infectious Disease. I am certified with the ACRP, have my BS in nursing and hope to enroll into someone's school to obtain my MS this year.

    However, I am torn. I absolutely love research but love patient care as well. I don't know if I should go back for my FNP or seek a MSN in Clinical Research Administration or Management. With a FNP I can go almost anywhere and work. But my options are limited in clinical research if I go to Idaho.


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