Nursing at the NIH Clinical Center

What We Do

The Clinical Center Environment

The Clinical Center is located on the NIH main campus in Bethesda, Maryland and supports the intramural research programs of each NIH institute. Patients come from both domestic and international locations to participate in research protocols at the Clinical Center. Clinical research nurses provide wide ranging support for these protocols through activities such as:

  • Clinical care in support of patients participating in research
  • Patient education about the research protocols
  • Data collection, entry and analysis
  • Investigational drug administration
  • New idea generation and clinical study design
  • Dissemination of research findings

Listing of Nursing Publications and Presentations

How We Are Different From Other Hospitals

  • A 200-bed hospital solely dedicated to biomedical research
  • Patient care units and outpatient clinics support hundreds of active research protocols
  • No obstetrical, emergency or trauma departments

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This page last updated on 08/31/2023

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