Clinical Research Unit

The Clinical Research Unit is a special environment for conducting research involving human subjects and provides carefully controlled conditions for properly collecting specimens, developing and serving appropriate diets and closely monitoring patients for their medical needs as well as scientific evaluation. In addition, the PCIR staff works closely with principal investigators and study coordinators to ensure that protocol study design is followed.

Patient Population

  • Adult
  • Pediatric

 Number of Beds

  • 7

Nurse/Patient Ratio

  • 1:2


  • 7a-7p and 7p-7a
  • Work every 3rd weekend

Skill Mix

  • Registered Nurse - 90%
  • Patient Care Technician - 10%

Nursing Unit Orientation

  • 2 week orientation with a preceptor