Pediatric Oncology: I will ease a parent's fear. - page 2

We had to write a nursing specialty paper in my NR101 class based on what kind of nurse we want to be. You guessed it: I want to be a Pediatric Oncology Nurse. I've been thinking about this for quite... Read More

  1. by   MusicalCoffee
    Thank you
  2. by   tcheshire88
    I'm an RN with 14 years of experience in L&D. Now I'm teaching a Health Science class at a nearby high school. This class is designed to introduce students who are interested in the health professions to the world of health care. It has a smattering of anatomy & physiology, but it also has HIPPA, medical ethics, etc. I also teach Anatomy & Physiology classes. I have a student whose brother died as a teen, from an aggressive cancer. She is very interested in oncology...says she wants to be the kind of nurse who made a difference for other patients the same way that certain nurses she remembers did for her brother and his family. I love her interest and passion, and I've been looking for teen-friendly books on cancer that she might enjoy. She is a good student, and doesn't need to be relegated to the children's books, as she is quite capable of understanding higher level reading material. She has a stint at a cancer clinic right now (job shadowing), and is trying to soak up every bit of knowledge that she can. Do any of y'all have suggestions for reading material for her? Thanks for your help!
  3. by   amygarside
    I admire your focus and your one track mind. I wish you the best on being a pediatric oncology nurse. I hope that you will find fulfillment in this work. I also wish that the children will feel much better because you are there to take care of them.
  4. by   NBMom1225
    @tcheshire88- Nancy Keene has authored/co-authored several books on childhood cancer and childhood cancer survivorship, I would recommend those to your aspiring student
  5. by   deann52
    Go get em!! I love your confidence and your honesty with yourself. That is a field I cannot do, I placed my own children in their place too often. Best wishes