RN looking to get into research RN looking to get into research | allnurses

LEGAL NOTICE TO THE FOLLOWING ALLNURSES SUBSCRIBERS: Pixie.RN, JustBeachyNurse, monkeyhq, duskyjewel, and LadyFree28. An Order has been issued by the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota that affects you in the case EAST COAST TEST PREP LLC v. ALLNURSES.COM, INC. Click here for more information

RN looking to get into research

  1. 0 I am a nurse with 5 years of experience, 4 years in ortho and one in dialysis. I am interested in research and I am currently enrolled in a MSN program for clinical trails research at Drexel. I would like to know if there is any way to break in to clinical trails, before I complete my degree. Would I be able to transition to a position as a research coordinator? All of the job descriptions for research coordinators in the phildelphia area require some reseach experience. I am not sure how I can get expereince if no one will hire me. Any advice would be appreciated.
  2. 4 Comments

  3. Visit  All4NursingRN profile page
    #1 0
    maybe try colleges or universities that are big in research. I work at a big research instituition and got the job by pure luck with no research background. good luck, keep looking and don't give up!
  4. Visit  Gurmo profile page
    #2 0
    I too am actually considering getting into research. I've been in a nurse for only 3 years but while I was in school I really excelled in the research aspect of things. I was heavily recruited by my school to move on and get my PhD and go into research but after 1 class I couldn't stomach the thought of going to school for another 5+ years of school, not at my age.

    I recently read in the latest ENA Connection magazine that some places will actually take you on as a research nurse without a Masters or PhD. I guess I'd really love to do is shadow someone first. I know it is a sort of tedious position but I think it would be something I'd really enjoy.

    Anyone heard of becoming a research nurse w/o a masters/PhD?
  5. Visit  klone profile page
    #3 0
    I'm a research nurse. I was hired with just an ADN (I now have my BSN). There's a difference between a research nurse and a nurse researcher. I am not a PI, although I assist them. My role is like that of a CRC.
  6. Visit  Breezyxtc profile page
    #4 0
    Can you please describe more in depth of your role as a research nurse? What is PI vs a CRC.Thanks, I want to look more into nursing research.