Clinical Research Management (CRM) is a rapidly growing discipline, which employs nurses and other healthcare professionals to support, maintain and grow the clinical research enterprise.

 

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  • CRM positions are expected to grow 20% over the next decade
  • CRMs require in-depth knowledge and understanding of a broad range of complex clinical research issues related to the planning, implementation and evaluation of clinical research studies
  • CRM positions include: study coordinators, project managers, research nurse managers, monitors and program administrators
  • CRM employers include: Research sites in academic medical centers, private practice, pharmaceutical and biotech industry, government agencies and contract research operations
  • R&D of new medical entities are expanding to meet the needs of aging populations
  • Advances in molecular studies including genomics, nanotechnology and stem-cell research guarantees new  potential clinical trials
  • Opportunities for international research activities are increasing

 

Clinical Research Management MSN Option 

Clinical Research Management MSN Fact Sheet


Clinical Research Management Certificate Option


Clinical Research Management (CRM) Certification Fact Sheet

  

PLEASE NOTE:    Although not an admission requirement, OSHA training on Bloodborne Pathogens and TB Occupational Health, hepatitis B vaccination, CPR certification, and current RN licensure in the state in which the student will engage in clinical practice are required prior to enrolling in the teaching practicum course at the UAB School of Nursing.  (See attached information)

Also, medical clearance is required prior to registration. (download form at http://main.uab.edu/Sites/students/student-health-services/ )

 

Application Form             Click here: Certificate Application

 

 

Carolynn Thomas Jones, MSPH, RN

Faculty Instructor

School of Nursing, NB 1010F

1720 2nd Ave S

Birmingham, AL 35294-1210

(205) 934-3863

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Individuals with a bachelor's degree or master's in nursing may obtain more information about the non-degree status by using Apply Online. Applicants are notified three weeks before classes as to whether they have permission to enroll based upon course enrollment numbers.

These courses are available for non-degree post-baccalaureate students in the School of Nursing at UAB based on availability of seats within the course.


Non-degree courses offered at the School of Nursing

COURSES

FALL

SPRING

SUMMER

NCV 630 Advanced Cardiovascular Nursing

 

 

X

NCV 631 Electrocardiography for Advanced Nursing Practice

X

 

 

NHSA 630 Health Services Marketing Management

 

 

X

NHSA 640 Economics for Nursing

X

 

 

NOM 611 Creativity, Resources and Problem Solving Tools for Health Care Quality

X

 

 

NTC 650 Instructional Strategies For Teaching in Nursing

X

 

 

NTC 652 Program and Curriculum Development

 

X

 

NTC 654 Evaluation of Instruction in Nursing

 

 

X

NTC 656 WebCt for Instruction and Design

 

 

X

NTC 683 Teaching Practicum in Nursing

X

X

X

NUR 601 Role Development for Advanced Nursing Practice

X

X

X

NUR 602 Issues Affecting Advanced Nursing Practice

X

X

X

NUR 611 Management of Diabetes Mellitus (Type 1 and 2)

 

 

X

NUR 612 Advanced Pathophysiology

X

X

X

NUR 613 Pharmacology and Therapeutics

X

X

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NUR 619 Health Issues of African Americans and Latinos in the United States

 

 

X

NUR 630 Principles of Epidemiology

 

X

 

NUR 633 Growth and Development

 

 

X

NUR 637 Genetic Principals and Issues

 

X

 

NUR 643 Introduction to Nursing Informatics

 

 

X

NUR 644 Principles of Developmental Care Newborn Infants

 

 

X

CRM 670 Clinical Research Ethics Meth. / Research Trials

 

 

CRM 671 Clinical Research Operations / Site Management

 

 

CRM 672 Tech Principle / Research Coord. / Health Prof.

 

 

X

 



Application and Tuition Fees

A $40.00 fee is charged for a non-degree application to the School of Nursing. An additional fee is not charged for consecutive semesters of enrollment. The application fee should be paid by check made payable to the UAB School of Nursing and mailed or delivered with the completed application to the school. Tuition for all courses taken as a non-degree graduate student will be billed at the graduate rate according to the student's residency classification (in-state or out-of-state).

Academic Standards

Non-degree graduate students are subject to the same academic policies as degree-seeking students. The policies are stated in the School of Nursing Catalog. Grading standards will be the same for non-degree and for degree-seeking graduate students.

Student Honor Code

The School of Nursing Honor Code applies to all students enrolled in the School of Nursing.

Restriction on Credits Earned

Enrollment in the School of Nursing as a non-degree graduate student does not constitute admission to study leading to the MSN degree. No limit is set on the number of courses that may be taken as a non-degree student. However, if the student is later admitted to the MSN degree program, a maximum of 12 semester hours may be applied toward the degree.




There is an increasing demand for teachers who are capable of preparing nurses and consumers for a radically different and ever-changing health-care environment. Alternative ways of meeting student and health-care consumers' needs for education, besides face-to-face instruction, are vital to the delivery of cost-effective nursing education and health care. Teachers in nursing who have clinical expertise are needed to educate diverse populations of learners who live, work, and play in a wide variety of settings.

This certificate program is designed as a post-baccalaureate option for nurses who teach in diverse settings. Nurses who want to work in staff development, patient/family education, academic nursing education, or in any setting where teaching and learning takes place, will find these courses helpful. Courses are offered with flexible scheduling and some online availability to make it easy to enroll if students are employed part- or full-time.

The program provides an understanding of the processes of teaching and learning, the factors that influence teaching and learning in nursing, and the current and futuristic roles of teachers in nursing.

The goals of this program are to:

  • Prepare individuals with knowledge, attitudes, and skills in teaching diverse populations (individuals and groups) in a variety of settings,
  • Prepare future teachers of nurses and health-care consumers who know how to help others "learn how to learn" in a rapidly changing health-care delivery environment, and
  • Provide individuals with a foundation for role development in the area of nursing education.

Graduates of this certificate program will be expected to:

  • Develop educational programs in response to the learning needs of health professionals and health-care consumers,
  • Assess, implement, and evaluate clinical and non-clinical educational offerings, and
  • Collaborate with others in the development of programs that are responsive to the changing educational needs of the times.

Admission:

The courses within this program are open to nurses who have a baccalaureate degree in nursing or with permission of the instructor. Program certificate requirements include completion of a minimum of 15 credit hours of course work, 12 of which are specified courses taken at UAB in the School of Nursing, and a three-credit-hour elective course approved by the Coordinator of the Certificate Program. All course work for the Teaching in Nursing Certificate must be completed within four years.

 

Admission Requirements:

 

1. Earned baccalaureate degree in nursing or permission of instructor.  (Official transcript showing date bachelor’s degree was awarded is required.)

2. Licensure as a registered nurse in the state in which you practice.

3. Three personal reference forms (forms attached).

4. Personal interview with Coordinator of the appropriate Nursing Certificate option.

 

PLEASE NOTE:    Although not an admission requirement, OSHA training on Bloodborne Pathogens and TB Occupational Health, hepatitis B vaccination, CPR certification, and current RN licensure in the state in which the student will engage in clinical practice are required prior to enrolling in the teaching practicum course at the UAB School of Nursing.  (See attached information)

Also, medical clearance is required prior to registration. (download form at http://main.uab.edu/Sites/students/student-health-services/ )

 

Application Form                 Click here: Certificate Application

 

Key Concepts:

  • Students may enroll in individual courses without completing the entire certificate program.
  • Individual courses may be taken for academic credit and utilized to meet elective course requirements in the graduate program of studies at the UAB School of Nursing. Courses may transfer to other graduate programs, but to obtain the certificate in Teaching in Nursing, the learner must complete 15 credit hours, which includes 12 credits (four courses) specified below, plus three credits (elective) approved by the coordinator of the certificate program.

Upon completion of the required courses, students must notify the coordinator of the certificate program that she/he has successfully completed 15 credits toward a certificate in Teacher in Nursing. Verification of the completion of the work will be done by the Office of Student Affairs in conjunction with the coordinator of the Teacher in Nursing Certificate program. The courses will be noted on the student's academic transcript, and the UAB School of Nursing will award a certificate verifying completion of program requirements.

Term
Offered

Course Title (prerequisites or co-requisites)

Credits

Fall

NTC 650 Instructional Strategies for Teaching in Nursing

3

Spring

NTC 652 Program and Curriculum Development in Nursing

3

Summer

NTC 654 Evaluation of Instruction in Nursing (on-line offering)

3

Any term

NTC 683 Teaching Practicum in Nursing

1-3 per term
(3 credits total)

Any term

Elective (approved by Coordinator of Certificate Program)

3

Post MSN Nurse Practitioner Option

MSN graduates who wish to take a designated program of study in preparation for sitting for one of the nurse practitioner certifications should apply for non-degree status. Admission is competitive.

Programs of Study for the Post-MSN Nurse Practitioner Specialties include all didactic and clinical practice courses for the selected specialty including the residency. Additional coursework includes NUR 613 Pharmacology and Therapeutics and NUR 614 Advanced Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning. These two courses may be waived if previous coursework has covered the content.


Academic Standards

Post-MSN non-degree graduate students are subject to the same academic policies as degree-seeking students. The policies are stated in the School of Nursing Catalog. Grading standards will be the same for non-degree and for degree-seeking graduate students.


Student Honor Code

The School of Nursing Honor Code applies to all students enrolled in the School of Nursing.