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- by cymphilly Apr 27, '10Hi all,
I have just graduated from a nursing school. I passed the NCLEX and got my BSN certification. I am interested in oncology. However, i don't have any hospital experience, except the school clinical hours. I want to know that:
(1) Is it better for me to take the IV infusion or chemotherapy certificate before I apply for a hospital job, even I have my BSN?
(2) Is there anything suggestions that I can prepare for to find a oncology nursing job in a hospital?
Thanks for any responses.
- May 6, '10 by onc nurseI took a job on the heme-onc/BMT unit right after I graduated. At my hospital, they sent the new nurses to classes to become chemo certified, as well as BMT classes. I would assume most places do this, though I'm unsure.