A competency based educational programme for research nurses: An Italian experience

Sarah Liptrott, L. Orlando, M. Clerici, A. Cocquio, G. Martinelli

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Background. The EU Directive states the requirement of staff working in trials to be qualified by education, training and experience [14]. This includes the research nurse, however, in the transition from ward nurse to research nurse, new and highly developed skills and knowledge are required in order to work effectively. Methods. An educational programme was developed, which included a review of current knowledge and baseline practice, development of competencies related to the role of research nurse, haemato-oncology and clinical trial education to support this advanced practice for nurses in clinical trials. Results. Overall, the feedback on the course by the nurses was very positive, and the nurses were able to undertake the role of research nurse within specified clinical trials.

Original languageEnglish
Article number134
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 18 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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