Pharmaceutical Research Nurse

Basic description

The pharmaceutical research nurse is involved in clinical trials that involve the use of pharmacological agents and could be tasked with overseeing the implementation of the research protocol that includes drug handling and dosing in consultation with the pharmacist and clinical researcher.

Educational requirements

Registered nurse preparation is required; Bachelor of Science in Nursing is required in most positions.

Core competencies/skills needed

■ Strong phlebotomy skills
■ Strong computer and documentation skills
■ Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
■ Knowledge of research process and Institutional Review Board protocol

Related Web site and professional organization

■ Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (

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