Karen Keaton wrote: I would love to connect with other research nurses who have been involved in setting up a clinical research center in a private practice. I have been doing so for the last year and have found it very challenging and rewarding but a bit isolating. I'd love to communicate with anyone with similar experience. Thank you!
Hi Karen, I might have some names of nurses that are currently working in private clinical research centers. I believe they work in established centers but they may provide some networking opportunities for you. One website you might want to visit is the Association of Clinical Pharmacology Units (ACPU). I will email you separately to share the names of those nurses.
Hi Karen- I started working at a hospital cancer center - but the oncologists that would put patients on study are in a private practice group. I was used to being in an academic center with other coordinators and nurses and am now the only nurse coordinator along with one other coordinator who is non-clinical. It is quite a challenge to get the doctors involved in research. Although they say they want to expand clinical clinical trials - there actions do not always support that. I have continued to keep in touch with the coordinator/nurses I previously worked with. I also am co-chair for a SoCRA chapter so that keeps me in the loop as well. I would also be happy to correspond by e-mail with you on my work e-mail.
International Association of Clinical Research Nurses
PO Box 7Mullica Hill, NJ 08062, USA(609) 519-9689 (Phone)firstname.lastname@example.org