A day in the life of a clinical research nurse


  • Melanie L. Paglione Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States




Clinical research nurse, Responsibilities, Challenges, Advantages


Have you ever wondered, what does a clinical research nurse (CRNs) do from day-to-day or week-to-week? This article will attempt to answer those questions by including what defines research, clinical research and a CRN. Topics will also include the roles in which CRNs are responsible for or can complete, the challenges they face and their importance in clinical trials. In additional, advantages of being a CRN will be reviewed and how this can powerfully change your view on the career and then stories from CRNs at two major academic research institutes will be reported and how lives are changed because of research nurses. If you read this article and determine that this path may be what you want to pursue or learn more about, the writer has included a section about training and certification which can be reviewed and explored. Also included is knowledge which is helpful to learn when exploring this topic.


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