Clinical Research Nursing at the Clinical Center exists to provide clinical care for patients participating in clinical research studies conducted by investigators within the Intramural Research Program at the National Institutes of Health. As integral research team members, we provide support for the design, coordination, implementation and dissemination of clinical research by NIH investigators, with a focus on patient safety, continuity of care and informed participation. We are also committed to supporting the NIH effort to train the next generation of clinical researchers and provide national leadership for the clinical research enterprise.
The Clinical Center leads the Nation in developing a specialty practice model for Clinical Research Nursing.
This model will define the roles and contributions of nurses who practice within the clinical research enterprise, as they provide care to research participants and support accurate, reliable and ethical study implementation. We will also develop and disseminate practice documents, standards and management tools for implementing clinical research nursing across a wide continuum of practice settings.