Nursing at the NIH Clinical Center

Careers

Clinical research nurses are an essential component of the intramural clinical research program. The career path for Clinical Research Nurses includes a core component of advancement in research skills and supports graduate and post-graduate training. Research training for nurses, like its medical counterpart, is integrated into specialty practice training and supports progression through increasingly complex levels of clinical practice and research involvement. Nurses with advanced academic training and clinical practice experience serve in different capacities. Clinical Nurse Specialists support the development of specialty practice and improvement of patient outcomes in all our practice areas. Advanced practice nurses, including nurse consultants and nurse educators work in a variety of inpatient and ambulatory care settings. They collaborate with research teams to provide continuity of care for patients enrolled in clinical trials.

Nursing Career Path: Clinical Research Nursing Roles=Undergraduate Student, New Graduate, Clinical Research Nurse, and Research Coordinator; Nursing Science Roles= Advanced Practice Nurse, Pre-Doctoral/Doctoral Student, Post-Doctoral Training, and Clinical Nurse Scientist

For more information on these roles visit Nursing Role Descriptions.

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This page last updated on 07/26/2017

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