Clinical research explores new ways to deliver medical care, from new medicines and treatments to improved diagnostic tests. Clinical researchers play a vital role in advancing medical care and improving the health and lives of people across the globe.
Clinical research doesn’t just take place in a lab; it takes place in hospitals, ambulances, and clinics across the country. Clinical researchers explore the safety and efficacy of new treatments, devices, and diagnostic tools, helping to improve patient care. Each study adds new knowledge to the healthcare field, and studies constantly change as this knowledge is added and new treatments are created.
As a nurse, you can provide care in a variety of settings, from primary care in a physician’s office to intensive care at a hospital. Now more than ever, many nurses are working in a different setting: clinical research.
Rachel Sautter, BS, MPH, CCRP is an instructor in Foundations of Clinical Research. She teaches understanding protocols, defining and collecting data, monitoring, auditing & close-out, subject interactions, and study procedures.
Ryan Brown, BSc (Hons), MPH, PCP, FRSPH is an instructor in Foundations of Clinical Research. He teaches study team roles & responsibilities, quality control and assurance, project management, study operations, and data management & analysis.
When you hear the term, “research,” you might picture a lab filled with microscopes and samples. You might even envision researchers in lab coats, working alone with many technical instruments around them.
Torie Scott, MA, MLibr is an instructor in Foundations of Clinical Research. She teaches the session Quality Research and Library Science.
Mark Schuster is an instructor in Foundations of Clinical Research. He teaches several sessions including: Introduction and History, Federal, State & Institutional Policies: Laws & Regulations, Regulatory Submission and Review Process, and Regulatory Documentation & Reporting.
Pat Eshleman, RN, BSN, CCRC is an instructor in Foundations of Clinical Research. She teaches the research, recruitment, and preparation of study participants.
Clinical research skills and knowledge are a great tool for those in entry-level medical jobs hoping to advance their career or simply gain more extensive knowledge into healthcare. If you're a nurse, phlebotomist, pharmacy technician, dental assistant/ hygienist, physicians assistant, nurse practitioner, or in a similar profession, clinical research can broaden your horizons and open new avenues of employement such as: