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Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Clinical Trials Research

This online program is designed for nurses who wish to be involved in clinical trials and research in a variety of roles and settings. Graduates of this program assume roles such as:pen and paper

  • Research Coordinator.
  • Clinical Scientist.
  • Clinical Trials Manager.
  • Coordinator.
  • Developer.

Many potential employers exist outside the hospital environment—in the community or private practices and with pharmaceutical and other scientific companies that produce, test, and market new products.

Preparing nurses for exciting careers in the clinical trials field.

Program Overview

The program provides knowledge and skills in the following critical areas:

  • Applying Food and Drug Administration rules and regulations.
  • Phases of clinical research investigation.
  • New drug-approval processes.
  • Drug-protocol development.
  • Budgeting for clinical trials.
  • Informed consent.
  • Patient and family issues.
  • Business management and marketing for clinical trials.

The clinical trials field is a hot field for nursing employment—especially seasoned nurses who have expertise in one or more clinical areas. Put your years of clinical knowledge to work in improving health through clinical research with this innovative degree.

Key Program Features

  • Fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.
  • Clinically current faculty—experts active in clinical trials research.
  • Highly interactive, e-learning method challenges and engages students while remaining convenient for working nurses.
  • Flexible scheduling of clinical practicum in a variety of settings.
  • Special tuition plans for employees of health system partners.

This is a 14-credit certificate program designed for part-time attendance by working nurses. The program is a four-course group of courses from the Master's in Clinical Trials Research Program that provide knowledge and skills for positions in the clinical trials field. Upon completion of this certificate program, the student will have 14 graduate credits from an NLN/CCNE-approved master's in nursing program. These credits can be used toward a master's degree at Drexel or other universities.

If interested in learning more, please go to Drexel e-Learning.