David Leos, RN, MBA, OCN, on Clinical Trial Nurse Competencies

July 23, 2014
David Leos, RN, MBA, OCN

David Leos, RN, MBA, OCN, Clinical Research Nurse Supervisor, Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses clinical trial nurse competencies developed by ONS.

David Leos, RN, MBA, OCN, Clinical Research Nurse Supervisor, Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses clinical trial nurse competencies developed by ONS.

These competencies include consent, assessment of patients, study management, aspect of finance, and ethics, Leos says. This analysis was difficult because it addressed areas that sometimes falls to one nurse and other times to a nurse with an entire support system.

This analysis was conducted for the purpose of evaluating how one should function as a novice nurse.