Hello oncology nurses!
I'm in my last semester or nursing school
, I graduate this May. Becoming an oncology nurse is the reason I got into nursing. At first I thought I wanted to work in pediatric oncology but after my peds rotation in school I'm thinking I'll stick with adults!
My question is about my preceptorship. By the end of the month I have to submit a request for which floor I want to precept on. I'm looking for some advice on what you all think is best in regards to learning and experience, plus what will increase my chances for hire on an oncology unit. My options are Med-Surg, ICU, or the Cardiac ICU. The cardiac floor does have some patients who receive chemotherapy, but that's not the majority.
Should I take the experience with chemotherapy patients? Or am I better off in Med-Surg and ICU where I might not see any oncology patients? Thanks in advance.