Hi everyone! I am a recent RN graduate and just accepted my first RN position on a Medical/Oncology unit! I am very excited because Oncology has always been an interest of mine and I am thrilled to begin this job! I feel that I have a pretty good knowledge base of cancer and I am also familiar from caring for patients palliative from the 1.5 years I worked in the nursing home as an LPN caring for hospice patients, most of which had cancer. I am wondering if anyone has any words of wisdom or advice they'd be willing to give me? It'd be very much appreciated. Thanks in advance!
Jun 26, '11
I have worked a majority of my career with oncology patients. I feel it to be a privilege to care for someone during their journey of the biggest fight of their life
People often ask me, how can I deal with it everyday and I explain that I will work as hard as I can to help my patients to live another day, but if the time comes and they are ready to graduate to heaven, I will work just as hard, to assure comfort and dignity!!! You are going to love it
Jun 28, '11
It can be really difficult emotionally sometimes but it can be just as rewarding! i am going for my certification later this year after I have enough hours on the unit. I am going to get my certification in med surg first. Good Luck and make sure you ask a lot of questions in orientation and learn as much as you can
Jul 13, '11
Anyone know a Chemo Nurse relocating to FL? I know a clinic in east coast Florida looking for a fulltime RN with oncology experience.