An Oncology Nurse cares for patients suffering from different forms of cancer, typically those that are critically ill or chronically ill. An Oncology Nurse may work in a variety of areas, including surgical oncology, gynecologic oncology, radiation oncology, pediatric oncology, and general medical oncology. Typical duties include: administering chemotherapy, implementing new methods of symptom treatment, pre-chemotherapy screening, fatigue management, and assessment of patient’s physical and emotional state. The Oncology Nurse’s biggest role concerns the nurse-patient relationship and ensuring that the patient is fully educated on the disease, treatment, and recovery options.
Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Nursing
Current registered nursing license from country of professional practice
Minimum of five (5) years of work experience as a Registered Nurse, two (2) years of which spent in Oncology