Clinical Research Nursing
Steps to Becoming a Clinical Research Nurse
Clinical research nursing is nursing practice with a focus on the care of research participants. Research study procedures may include administration of investigational drugs, performance of an experimental or investigational procedure, detailed clinical assessment to characterize the history of a disease, or delivery of a psychosocial intervention. The clinical research nurse (CRN) monitors patients throughout the research study and ensures compliance with rules and regulations designed to protect the patient. Clinical research nurses do still see patients, but often in an office setting. Clinical research nurses also improve patient care by translating research findings into beside practices.
$40,000 - $80,000
Annual Salary Range
RN, Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP), Life Support Certifications