Why did you choose oncology?

  1. 0 I'm keeping it simple here ...

    Why did you choose oncology? Why do you stay? :heartbeat
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  3. Visit  PlourdieRN profile page

    About PlourdieRN

    From 'Maine'; Joined Sep '07; Posts: 24; Likes: 5.


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  4. Visit  roughmatch profile page
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    I chose oncology because I am a 4 yr breast cancer survivor.
    I had great oncology nurses.
    I wanted to do something with the rest of my life besides waiting to see if I would survive 5 yrs, 10 yrs etc..
    So now, I am fresh out of nursing school and starting my career as a brand-new oncology nurse!
    Wish me luck!
    dreameyes1, HerbalGypsy, NewTexasRN, and 1 other like this.
  5. Visit  Debilpn23 profile page
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    Roughmatch Wish you the best of luck.
    I myself am going for treatment for breast cancer. Had a lumpectomy and am now doing radiation.
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  6. Visit  roughmatch profile page
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    And I wish you the very best. I also had lumpectomy, chemo, and radiation. Cancer sucks.
    Survive!
  7. Visit  roughmatch profile page
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    And I am here if you need me.
  8. Visit  Debilpn23 profile page
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    Thanks
  9. Visit  Tree5981 profile page
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    They are the best patients in the world and appreciate everything you do!
  10. Visit  sandy61 profile page
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    Quote from Debilpn23
    Roughmatch Wish you the best of luck.
    I myself am going for treatment for breast cancer. Had a lumpectomy and am now doing radiation.
    This is great to hear I manage an oncology unit, and almost everyone of my nurses have a loved one going thru cancer. This just makes you a better nurse, because you can relate to the patient. Good luck.
  11. Visit  Jingles39 profile page
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    I'm not an oncology nurse yet, but I cannot think of another specialty where my heart belongs more than in oncology. I lost my mom at the age of 47 to breast cancer and lost my dad at the age of 58 to lung cancer.
  12. Visit  mdshalu profile page
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    I chose oncology as their are limited cancer hospital in my country. I thought it's a emerging scope of nursing. But my bad luck now i m having tough time to search a job related to my field due to limited hospitals. in addition nurses are paid less and moreover any non specialized nurses can work on it.
  13. Visit  Emilynn09 profile page
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    I'm not an ONC Certified nurse but, I do work in Oncology and I really love working with people who have cancer. They are the most appreciative people you can possibly work with. I also find much satisfaction in providing dignified care to those who need it the most. It's rough emotionally sometimes, but the success cases make all the bad days worth it. I just feel like I'm really making a difference working in Oncology.
  14. Visit  veroniicaxoxo profile page
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    I really want to work in peds oncology. I feel I chose this because I want to be able to use my learned skills from school to make them feel somewhat better, however I want to use skills that cannot be taught in school such as my bubbly personality, AND strength just to make them laugh and smile, even if its just for a little while.


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