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University of Pittsburgh    
2023-2024 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
    
 
  Jun 19, 2024
 
2023-2024 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog

Nursing Research Minor


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The Minor in Nursing Research is available to students pursuing education in advanced clinical specialty roles who want the opportunity to also obtain training pertinent to conduct and coordinate clinical research. Students should consult with their academic advisor.  The curriculum focuses on research methodology and statistics. The Minor will enable graduates to apply their clinical and research skills in the following types of positions: clinical trial interventionists, research consultants, adverse events coordinators, and research project managers.

Graduates of the Minor in Nursing Research are eligible for National Certification as a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator by the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) after successful completion of the Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Certification Exam. (Note: clinical research coordinator experience is required for the exam).

Curriculum Format
  • Part-time (~ 4 terms)
  • Online classes
Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Minor in Nursing Research are prepared to accomplish the following:

  • Apply research principles to the management of clinical investigations
  • Participate in the research process including the development of reviews of literature, research protocols, and human subjects protection protocols
  • Participate in recruitment of research subjects, data collection, and dissemination of research findings
  • Utilize computer technology and informatics as an integral component of a research program or project
  • Articulate the role of the clinical researcher within the health professions and society
  • Perform the role of nurse researcher within clinical research settings

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