Clinical trials Research Nurse
Clinical Research Nursing 2010
Background and Overview
In January, 2007, Clinical Center Nursing at the National Institutes of Health launched a four-year strategic plan to lead an international effort to define the specialty practice of clinical research nursing. Our goal is to take this definition to the level of detail and consensus required to create a certification process for nurses practicing in clinical research. This initiative is called Clinical Research Nursing 2010, or CRN2010.
Clinical research nursing is nursing practice with a specialty focus on the care of research participants. In addition to providing and coordinating clinical care, clinical research nurses have a central role in assuring participant safety, ongoing maintenance of informed consent, integrity of protocol implementation, accuracy of data collection, data recording and follow up. Care received by research participants is driven by study requirements and the collection of research data as well as clinical indications. Study procedures may include administration of investigational drugs, performance of an experimental or investigational surgical or radiological procedure, detailed clinical assessment or phenotyping to characterize the natural history and etiology of a disease, or delivery of a psychosocial intervention. Additional nursing care may be necessitated by the response of the participant to the study intervention.
Manual for Clinical Trials Nursing (Second Edition)
Book (Oncology Nursing Society)
Who sponsors clinical trials?
Clinical trials are sponsored or funded by a variety of organizations or individuals such as pharmaceutical and medical device companies, hospitals, universities, and the various Federal Government agencies like the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Trials can take place in a variety of locations, such as hospitals, universities, doctors' offices, or community clinics.