What do you like about being a research nurse? - page 4

I would like to hear from some research nurses as to what they like about being a research nurse? Do you find clinical trials interesting? Is this area of nursing rewarding to you? Thanks! :)... Read More

  1. by   OnOn2NICU
    HEy. I know this is an old thread but would love to get some input. I have 10 years previous research experience. BA Chemistry MPH in Community Healthy. I have been accepted to both an ADN and BSN program. I am torn on which to choose. The ADN is 4 semesters and roughly costs $6k. The BSN is 6 semesters and will roughly be $19k. After doing the math even if I did a RN BSN bridge I'd still come out cheaper. Does the fact that I have prior research experience and degrees come into play when applying for jobs or are ADNs simply not hired. In general, the nursing climate in my area is fairly ADN friendly if that makes a difference.
  2. by   nurse5ever
    Hi! I am also reading this old thread and found it very helpful. I am a new grad RN with a few months of pediatrics experience; I stopped working because of a family crisis but also felt strongly it wasn't the right fit. I am very interested in research, and loved conducting an independent research study as an undergrad BSN. I am very interested in research nursing, and was just looking for some advice as to how best to get this type of job? Is there anywhere that would hire a new grad, or is it better to spend a few years as a CRC/research assistant, or put in some more time at the bedside first? Thanks so much for any help!
  3. by   wannabecnl
    I have 2.5 years clinical experience, an MSN, an additional masters degree in epidemiology/biostats, and straight As in both programs, plus experience as a research assistant and associate, and I can't get an interview for a research nursing position to save my life. I'm about to start on the nursing research council at my hospital, and I'm hoping this will get my foot in the door somewhere, preferably at my own hospital! Research is why I went for a direct-entry MSN rather than an ADN, but that masters doesn't seem to mean anything when applying online for jobs. I think it's time for me to pound the pavement with my resume; in the meantime, I have an idea for a study at my own hospital to get started!
  4. by   houstonguy19
    good infor thanks
  5. by   dualdegree
    can someone please help me? i need to critique this research article and having a hard time for what the conceptual framework is and the key concepts are. the article is antecedents of severe and nonsevere medication errors. please help!
  6. by   findingmyself
    What if I have a bachelors in biochemistry and am interested in entering clinical research... Would it be beneficial for me to pursue a nursing program? Or would I just need a phlebotomy certificate or something like that and that would be a tool I can attain for collections? How is clinical research like if you are a nurse versus non-nurse? I love learning about new medical advancements and the science involved in pharmacology... But it all protocol and data collection as I've heard? Which route would lend to more creativity, career advancement and a decent work schedule with kids?
  7. by   ameliamaern
    I haven't been in research for a year now...and I miss it!! Unfortunately when I moved, there wasn't much in the way of opportunity in this area. Hoping to get back to it before too long! That was my favorite position.
  8. by   Maypop
    Hi everyone

    i have a interview for clinical research nurse, just wondering what type of questions will be asked?
  9. by   runner502
    I know this is an older topic, but I am a new grad ADN with a BA in Psychology interested in oncology and clinical research/clinical trials. I have applied to all kinds of hospital RN positions just to get some experience, but so far have not had much luck. I have worked for the past year as a PCT in a hospital based outpatient oncology center that includes, chemotherapy, radiation, and hematological treatments. I would love to stay there as an RN, but unfortunately they will not hire new grads. I would have to get at least 1 full year of inpatient RN experience. I have read some posts from new grads on this site saying that they were hired as new grad RNs in outpatient oncology as well as as clinical research/trials. I live in Anne Arundel County MD and have applied to jobs in Baltimore, Annapolis, Columbia, Glen Burnie, etc... If anyone has any suggestions or advice I'd really appreciate it! Thanks!
  10. by   Stephanietillquist
    @nanaskids
    I know this post is from 2012- Not sure if you're still interested, but if you look on the BayCare job board there is a posting for a chart audit/review RN. I think there might be some kind of informatics role involved too, but the title of the posting is for chart audits.
  11. by   dlashon
    Hello everyone. I am currently working bedside but have always wanted to do research. I have a BSN and chemistry degree and would love to find out HOW TO GET A JOB WITH NO EXPERIENCE. Every job always ask for at least 1 year of clinical research experience but it is not like bedside where you can get a internship/residency. Please help I'm in DFW.
    Last edit by dlashon on Mar 22, '16 : Reason: clarification
  12. by   Graduatenurse14
    I've been an inpatient Nurse for 2 years on a specialty unit, have an ADN enrolled in online BSN program and have a BS in Education. There is a research nurse position that is for clinical trials on one of the specialties of my unit so I think I have a chance but.....

    Excel is mentioned specifically and I am weak in Excel as I haven't used it that much. I took a whole class on it at a community college years ago but "use it or lose it" and I haven't had a job where I needed to use it. How much do you create documents using Excel?

    Thank you in advance!!!

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