Looking for some advice!! RN working onc for the 1st time

  1. 0 I'm a RN with 2 years of experience in med-surg. I'm going to start working oncology pretty soon and I'm truly excited. I would like to know what are good references I can use to know more about cancer pathophysiology, chemotherapy, oncology emergencies, etc...any textbooks, websites you recommend?
    Thank you!
  2. Visit  yadis572002 profile page

    About yadis572002

    From 'Texas'; Joined Oct '06; Posts: 23; Likes: 1.

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  3. Visit  HerbalGypsy profile page
    Join ONS. They provide an amazing journal and great opportunities for leaning.
  4. Visit  nodnerb profile page
    I agree. ONS is a great resource. I also like chemoregimen.com for standard dosing and regimens for various cancers.
  5. Visit  nursemoore215 profile page
    I have been working Oncology for the past year, and started as a new grad. I absolutely love it and the patient's are truly amazing people, so hopefully you're experience is just as good! I would agree that ONS is a great place to start. They offer chemo certification classes as well as OCN certification. Good luck
  6. Visit  beckabeckahi profile page
    Are you working inpatient? If so work with your preceptor/education dept to find a chemo certification course, that's a good start. Use the patients you take care of as case studies, look up there diseases, and drugs, and learn as you go. There is a huge psychosocial component to oncology nursing as well, a skill which is important. And as all the other said, join ONS!! Use the website, take the web-based classes, they also have publications. Best of luck!!!

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