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New Grad Nurse in Hem/Onc, Stem Cell Transplant

  1. 0 Hi all,
    I was just hired at a prestigious hospital in Chicago as a New Grad Nurse in Hem/Onc, Stem Cell Transplant Unit!! They called the day after I interviewed & I'm still in shock!!!

    If any other new RNs are starting in this area, let's get together on this thread to talk!

    Experienced RNs, what has been your experience on a Stem Cell Transplant Unit??

    I am currently a CNA on an Oncology unit for the past 14 months, so I have some experience here.
  2. 21 Comments

  3. Visit  CarryThatWeight profile page
    Congrats! Stem cell transplant is a great place to work. I started as a new grad and am now returning to BMT after a brief absence. I really enjoy having the patients on the floor longer, as it gives us a chance to know them a little. BMT has its own set of common chemo regimens and terminology (mostly day + or - for transplant countdown), but you will get used to that quickly. Do you know what the ratios on your floor are?
  4. Visit  eah9r3 profile page
    Congrats!! What hospital? I have a friend that I graduated with last year who is on the hem/onc floor at NMH and loves it. I have just started my search in Chicago (I'm currently an RN in St. Louis but want to relocate). Any tips for job hunting there? I know the job market is not the best right now...
  5. Visit  sj73201 profile page
    seriously?! that's where i just got hired!! is she on nights? that's what ill be working.
    i'm a new grad myself so i just apply to onc because i love it and work as a cna in onc now.

    to answer your question tammy1019, i believe the ratio is 4-5 on nights. 7p-7a
  6. Visit  sophie<3 profile page
    I just got hired on hem/onc and a bmt unit about 2 months ago as a new grad! I will be finishing up orientation in a few weeks! So far I really love my job on the hem/onc side our ratio is 1:4 and bmt is 1:3.
  7. Visit  eah9r3 profile page
    I think she is on days but I'm not certain. She absolutely loves it though. She did an externship on that floor two summers ago. I also have a friend in the NICU at NMH and says it's wonderful too. Seems like a great place to work! How did you go about your job hunt in Chicago? Did you just apply to all of the major hospitals and did you specifically want hem/onc? I want to move to Chicago so bad!!
  8. Visit  butterfly journey profile page
    Well I'm not in the Chicago area (Texas) but I did get hired onto an oncology floor as a new grad and I start Monday. I have actually precepted on this floor my last semester, so I kind of know what's going on and I really like my new co-workers and I love my long-term patients. Can't wait to really get started.
  9. Visit  blondy2061h profile page
    I started in a high acuity BMTU as a new grad 4 years ago. It was rough to start, but I quickly learned to love it. Let me know if you have any specific questions.
  10. Visit  bluechick112 profile page
    I was hired in March in to a new grad program in California in heme/onc. So far, I love it! It has the tendency to be very emotional, which can be just as hard as the physical work. A very rewarding field to be in, though. Glad it's where I'm starting out
  11. Visit  sj73201 profile page

    did your friend share anything about her orientation to you? i have been calling the manager with no return call. i don't start orientation until aug. 20, so maybe i'm too early? do you know if she felt prepared following her unit orientation? i heard orientation on the unit is shortened to save $$. a couple people i graduated with have gotten a job there on l&d and postpartum and said their orientation would be like this.
  12. Visit  blondy2061h profile page
    Hope your first day of orientation went well.
  13. Visit  sj73201 profile page
    haha how'd you know i had orientation today? It was great!
  14. Visit  blondy2061h profile page
    Your previous post said you start aug 20. I just happened to be flipping through my old posts yesterday and saw it, so I thought I'd wish you luck. Glad it went well!