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clinical research nursing, clinical trials, elective nursing course, nursing education



  1. Garner, Shelby L. PhD, RN, CNE
  2. Spencer, Becky PhD, RN
  3. Beal, Claudia C. PhD, RN


Clinical research nursing is distinct from nursing research and includes the coordination and delivery of care for patients enrolled in clinical research trials. An innovative elective in clinical research nursing was developed collaboratively by stakeholders at a university, research institute, and national organization to provide experiential learning for undergraduate nursing students. The multi-institutional collaborative process, course overview, and precepted experience are described.