An Oncology Nurse provides care for cancer patients and those at risk for getting the disease. They monitor physical conditions, prescribe medication, and administer chemotherapy and other treatments. Oncology is one of the most challenging and rewarding fields in nursing and no two days on the job are ever the same.
Things You'll Do:
- Create management strategies
- Cancer prevention counseling
- Maintain health records
Your job characteristics:
Get YourBachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Pass YourNational Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX)
You can start working as a Registered Nurse
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Work as a Registered Nurse for at least a year, including 1,000 hours in oncology.
Get YourOncology Nurse Certification through the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation
Become aOncology Certified Nurse (OCN)
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- Outpatient Care facility
How Much You
an average salary of$44K - $57Kfind salary by state
What Else You
- 22% more jobs for Registered Nurses from 2008-2018
- You’ll teach and counsel patients about healthcare and cancer treatments.