certification for pediatric oncology?

  1. Hi! I am a 16 year-old male and I want to be a nurse. I am going to get my ged and start college early. To me, I don't think anything could be more rewarding than working with children suffering from cancer. So, my question is, do you need any special certification beyond the BSN to work in pediatric oncology?

    Thanks,
    Eric
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   KRVRN
    You can get an ADN and get started a few years earlier.
  4. by   bellie
    There is a pediatric oncology certification (CPON), but you don't HAVE to have it in order to practice. You would have to be working so many hours in the specialty before you could get it anyway. Good luck.
  5. by   pedsoncology
    nope, just become a nurse find a job in peds oncology. then you get chemo certified, get your pals, and then your cpon, and your finished. I work at loma linda childrens hospital in the peds oncology. I love it and I am a 24 year old male, its awesome.

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