MSN in Clinical Research

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by Ocean3269 Ocean3269 (New) New Educator

Specializes in Trauma. Has 27 years experience.

What are some best online universities to get my MSN in clinical research? I have BSN and 20 years of clinical nursing experience in most fields. I want to get into research now. Any input will be helpful. Thank you!

BermudaTriangle

BermudaTriangle, DNP, APRN

Has 11 years experience. 74 Posts

Have you tried finding employment first in research?

wern

wern

1 Post

Not sure but I know some MSN clinical research programs are small and individualized so you might be able to work out a remote/hybrid arrangement with a traditional school's program if it's a really good fit

Edited by wern

badtz_maru

badtz_maru, MSN, RN

Has 10 years experience. 46 Posts

I have been in research for almost 5 years and most research nurses that I know do not have a MSN (only a BSN and decent clinical experience that you already have).

I do know that the Ohio State Univ (main campus) has a Master of Clinical Research (not a MSN but a general Master program that is completely online).

DFWEDRN

DFWEDRN, MSN, RN, EMT-P

Specializes in Emergency/Trauma, EMS, Education, Leadership, etc.. Has 5 years experience. 10 Posts

When I graduated from nursing school, I went straight into research as a Clinical Research Nurse. I had a previous background in clinical research at an Academic Medical Center and transferred those skills once I obtained my BSN-RN. For me, it was more of a promotion than anything because my pay went significantly up after becoming an RN. I chose to work in various specialties such as Neurology, Cardiology, Infectious Disease, Emergency/Trauma, and Critical Care. I left after a year to go obtain some bedside clinical skills as an ED/Trauma nurse. Then went back to research as a Senior Research Nurse (Team Leader) and split time between research and ER nursing. I just want to say that it can be done without an MSN or Doctorate (DNP/PhD) and I only had my BSN when I was a research nurse. I will confess that I was in an MSN program during that time and did pass the SoCRA CCRP exam. I have since left research for now.

 

-DFWEDRN, MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN, NHDP-BC, LP/NREMT-P