University of North Carolina Wilmington

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The UNCW School of Nursing offers a nationally ranked clinical research Bachelor of Science degree program, a minor, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Clinical Research Operations, and a Master of Science in Clinical Research & Product Development.  The program offers students the opportunity to gain specialized education, training, and experience in the exciting field of clinical research. Our program is situated in a vibrant clinical research industry here in Wilmington, providing ample opportunities for students to gain hands on experience through internships. FuseCR (The Center for Clinical Research Workforce Development) was recently developed to fuse the ties between academia and industry, which benefits our students in their readiness for the workplace.  Upon completion, graduates are prepared to participate in the science and business of developing health care products, such as drugs, biologics, and biomedical devices with emphasis on pre-approval human clinical trials and post-marketing safety studies. Our alum are employed in a variety of settings such as pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and patient device companies; contract research organizations (CROs); clinical settings; and government agencies.