Our Research Nurses
Research nurses work in a specialty area of nursing that provides nursing care in a research setting. Cincinnati Children’s Research Nurses come from both clinical and research backgrounds. They contribute to the advancement of scientific knowledge, development of therapies, the establishment of medication safety, dosage and effectiveness, and the improvement of health. Their primary role is to ensure that patients are safe and data is collected ethically and accurately.
They work with investigators, study coordinators, regulatory specialists, and other colleagues to plan and conduct more than 1,000 active clinical research studies at Cincinnati Children’s including Pilot and Phase I-IV studies in both pediatrics and adult care. There are approximately 90 Research Nurses working in over 25 different divisions across the institution.
Research Nurse Forum
The development of the Research Nurse Forum in 2011 formalized the connection between Research Nurses and the professional practice of nursing at Cincinnati Children’s allowing the Forum to make shared decisions with Patient Services and research leadership that affect professional practice.
For more information about the Research Nurse Forum, contact:
Dana Raab, RN, BSN, MS
Clinical Research Nurse Practice Leader