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Research Training and Career Development

 Research Training and Career Development Program   

Clinical research training for investigators from all disciplines is an essential component of the intramural clinical research program and forms an essential element of the nursing practice environment at the Clinical Center. 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. The clinical advancement system for Clinical Center staff nurses includes a core component of advancement in research skills and supports graduate and post-graduate training in clinical research at a variety of levels.

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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 practitioners, and nurse anesthetists, 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. 

CRN 3 and fellows in ICU    Clinical Research Nurses on rounds

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