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Keywords:

  • National Children's Study;
  • RN birth team model;
  • data collection;
  • nursing;
  • research cooperation;
  • cohort studies;
  • birth biospecimens;
  • longitudinal multisite research

ABSTRACT

The National Children's Study is a longitudinal, prospective, observational study designed to enroll more than 100,000 children from more than 100 communities across the United States. In this article, research nurses share their experiences as members of one Vanguard Study Center in the planning, development, and implementation of tailored research protocols. Collaboration among research and clinical nurses and use of the RN birth team model were critical for success.