Clinical Research Nursing (Advanced Certificate)

Program Description

This Clinical Research Nurse (CRN) program will prepare graduate-level nurses as Clinical Research Nurses, who will improve the conduct of clinical research and ultimately the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities.  Research participants’ care and the research process are closely related and balancing these two goals is imperative for high-quality research and nursing care. As the number of clinical trials in the U.S. has increased, the demand for CRNs has also increased.


  • Consistent with the American Nurses Association and the International Association of Clinical Research Nurses the scope and standards of practice for clinical research nursing.
  • Meets the graduate level scope and standards of Clinical Research Nursing of the ANA and IACRN.
  • CRNs care for a wide range of participants (healthy to acutely ill) and across settings and specialties.
  • Nurses can complete the program in one year full-time or two years part-time.


  • To provide transdisciplinary education by educating students with other health professionals.
  • To provide CRNs with high-level clinical skills, critical thinking skills, and, at the same time cognizance of the regulatory, ethical, and scientific issues of the clinical research environment.
  • To educate nurses to meet the dual accountabilities of nursing practice and research nursing.

Practicum Opportunities

Practicum opportunities are available at major medical centers in the New York City area, such as NYU Langone Health, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and Rockefeller University.


The application for our Advanced Certificate programs is available. All applicants to our Advanced Certificate programs are required to submit the following documents at the time of application:

  1. One (1) transcript from each post-secondary school attended. We can review applications with unofficial transcripts. Admitted students will be asked to submit official transcripts prior to beginning coursework at NYU Meyers.
  2. Resume.
  3. A two- to three-page personal statement.
  4. At least two (2) letters of recommendation.
  5. RN license and registration certificate. Applicants may submit an application with an out-of-state license, but admitted students must obtain a New York State RN license prior to beginning coursework at NYU Meyers.

Applicants who have attended a post-secondary institution outside of the United States are required to upload one (1) transcript from each post-secondary school attended and submit one (1) official course-by-course evaluation of each foreign transcript directly to our office at the time of application. Applications will not be reviewed without these documents. Please mail official course-by-course evaluation(s) to:

NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing
Office of Student Affairs and Admissions
433 First Avenue, LL1
New York, NY 10010

For applicants whose native language is not English, a copy of the applicant's latest TOEFL or IELTS score is required. Admitted students will be asked to submit official test scores prior to beginning coursework at NYU Meyers. We require a minimum TOEFL internet-based score of 100 and an IELTS Band score of 7.

See Advanced Certificate for additional admission instructions.


  • Master’s degree in nursing
  • GPA of 3.0
  • NYS nursing license prior to beginning coursework
  • Ability to successfully complete the academic and clinical requirements of the advanced certificate programs
  • Prior to entering the specialty courses of a respective nursing master’s program, at least one year of full-time clinical experience as a registered nurse is required

Important Notes

We encourage applicants to fill out a FAFSA form at the time that they apply.

Applicants are encouraged to apply early. All deadlines listed are ‘in office’ deadlines, not postmark deadlines. It is always to the candidate’s best advantage to apply early, especially when applying for financial aid. Should any of the dates listed fall on a weekend, the deadline will be the next working day.

Applicants may check on the status of their application using their application login. Should applicants have any questions about the admissions process, they are encouraged to call the Office of Student Affairs and Admissions at 212-998-5317.

Application Fee

The application fee is $85 dollars. Applications will not be processed until the application fee has been paid. Application fees are non-refundable and must be received by the stated application deadlines.

Fee Waivers

NYU Meyers waives fees for applications based on financial hardship or US military service/US veteran status. To request that the application fee be waived, please submit a request to when submitting an application. The request should include the applicant's full name and the program to which they are applying. We will notify applicants via email when their request for an application fee waiver has been approved.