Hi everyone, this is my first posting on this website so please excuse if I make a mistake!
I'm a 22 year old in the last semester of my ADN RN program! It's been a long haul, but I start preceptorship in a month and I'm very excited! I'm very interested in oncology nursing. My ADN program was very brief about cancer, so my knowledge is limited. I became very interested when a representative of Texas Oncology Group came to speak to my class about it. I spoke to the representative and she was very encouraging to look into the field. However, I'm...a little lost on how to get involved. As I mention, I'm 22, the only "real job" I've had is a secretarial position. How did you all get into oncology nursing? Do you have and suggestions of how to get involved? Should I look for an internship? Should I even be looking at this right now? I've brought up my concerns to my teachers, they have all replied with, "concentrate on now," but I am a worrier and a planner so I would appreciate any
advice of how to get into this field!