Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 237--242

The Oncology Clinical Research Nurse Study Co-Ordinator: Past, Present, and Future


Elizabeth Ness 
 Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA

Correspondence Address:
MS, BSN, RN Elizabeth Ness
Director, Office of Education and Compliance, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD
USA

Clinical research nursing is a specialty practice that has evolved over the past century. Clinical research nurses (CRNs) work directly (e.g., direct care provider and advance clinician) or indirectly (e.g., manager, educator, and study co-ordinator) to support clinic research. For more than 50 years, oncology nurses have contributed to the body of evidence describing and validating the responsibilities and importance of the nurse in clinical research, especially the study co-ordinator role. This article will focus on the CRN study co-ordinator role in oncology clinical trials highlighting the historical evolution of the role, the contributions of dedicated members of the Oncology Nursing Society, and the future landscape of clinical research nursing through the International Association of CRNs.


How to cite this article:
Ness E. The Oncology Clinical Research Nurse Study Co-Ordinator: Past, Present, and Future.Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2020;7:237-242


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Ness E. The Oncology Clinical Research Nurse Study Co-Ordinator: Past, Present, and Future. Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Aug 5 ];7:237-242
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