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We have provided a variety of information on the career of a Research Nurse. We hope this information will be useful and informative and teach you about the exciting world of Research Nursing. See listing below of jobs for Research Nurses.

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Research Nurse


What is Research Nursing?

Job Title


Research Nurse

Job Description


The research nurse schedules procedures and performs initial patient interviews, nursing assessments and clinical duties such as venipuncture, drug administration and adverse event management.

Education is a vital role of the research nurse. Patients are educated about studies and procedures and he/she educates the clinical team about the studies.


Job Qualifications


Because research nurses work in a variety of settings (research centers, hospitals, and universities, there are different requirements depending on the client base of the study. Please note: Some facilities are willing to train.

Some of the possible requirements include: BLS or ACLS certification, IV and phlebotomy skills. Microsoft Word and Excel proficient. ASN, BSN, MSN or PhD depending on the job position needed. (ie; research nurse vs clinical coordinator)

Depending on the type of clinical trial being conducted, almost any nursing specialty experience is accepted.  For example: a study on gyn/ob hormonal therapies would required OB/GYN nursing experience, a study in stroke analysis would require neuroscience nursing experience or acute care setting, etc.



To read more about the 3 types of certifications, visit ACRP



CRA: Clinical Research Associates exam


CRC: Clinical Research Coordinators exam


CTI: Clinical Trial Investigator exam


Nurse Research Associations / Links & Societies


Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP): ACRP is the primary resource for clinical research professionals in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries, as well as those in hospital, academic medical centers, and physician office settings. 


National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR): dedicated to improving the health and health care of Americans through funding of nursing research and research training.


Irish Research Nurses Association (IRNA)



International Council of Nurses (ICN): The International Council of Nurses (ICN) promotes nursing research in order to advance nursing knowledge and to improve the quality of nursing practice.


Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS): Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS) is a forum for nurse researchers to promote and support regional nursing research in the Northeastern United States.


Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS): 13 - state Midwest region, including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin. 


Southern Research Nursing Society (SRNS): There are 14 states in the Society region: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.


Western Institute of Nursing (WIN): The Western Institute of Nursing exists to bring together a diverse community of nurses in a shared commitment to advance nursing science, education, and practice to improve health outcomes.


Job Search


Research Nurse Jobs/Employment: Listing of Research Nurse jobs available in all 50 states. Excellent job resource.


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Wolters Kluwer, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins: Search for top rated books & journals in the field of Research Nursing.

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