I've been interested in Oncology from the beginning; I've been looking at the jobs, and most require one type of certification or another from ONCC - I knew this and am not surprised. I've been working medsurg to gain experience in general since you can't certify as a new grad.
However, every hiring manager I've spoken to (three so far) have required the certification to start. But to even be eligible to certify, I have to have "A minimum of 1,000 hours of oncology or hematology nursing practice within the two-and-one-half years (30 months) prior to application," according to ONCC.
I can't qualify to certify without the job, and I cant get the job without the certificate. How do I solve this?