I worked as a clinical research data coordinator during nursing school (entering data into case report forms mostly). I worked closely with the research nurses so I have a pretty good idea of what the job entails.I currently am a bedside nurse - I have just over 13 months experience in nursing. As much as I love the 3 days a week, I miss out on so much working evenings, nights, weekends, holidays, etc. I really want more of the 9a-5p Mon-Fri type job so I can be on the same page as most everyone else.I have an opportunity to work as a research nurse. I'm debating whether or not to take it. I'll still get frequent interaction with patients, but I won't be doing any hands on patient care. While that isn't all bad, I worry it wil hurt me down the road if I ever decide I would like to return to the bedside.Has anyone left bedside nursing this early in the game? Has anyone successfully returned to bedside nursing? What if I end up hating it? Just looking for some advice before making a major career change! Thank you!