New Grad trying to decide where to work in Oncology

  1. Hi everyone...I will be a new grad soon from Johns Hopkins University and I'm so excited to begin learning everything I can and working in Oncology. It's my passion and I'm ready (although nervous!) to begin. I'm just wondering if anyone has ever worked at the National Institute of Health (in Bethesda, MD) in Oncology inpatient or outpatient units..or at the Moffitt Cancer and Research Center in Tampa Fl. They are two of my interests but I'm wondering if anyone has had any experiences there and would not mind sharing them with me.....
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  3. by   farmerRN
    Congrats first on getting through nursing school!!! As to answer your question...I personally never worked at the Moffitt Cancer center in Tampa, but one of my aunts did for about 2 years. Fairly good size hospital and always busy she said. She worked outpatient infusion and radiation oncology. She never had anything bad to say and one of the few nursing jobs she had that she really enjoyed...she recently had the opportunity to go back...but she is looking for something a bit more slower paced!!
  4. by   lengdoo
    Quote from farmerRN
    Congrats first on getting through nursing school!!! As to answer your question...I personally never worked at the Moffitt Cancer center in Tampa, but one of my aunts did for about 2 years. Fairly good size hospital and always busy she said. She worked outpatient infusion and radiation oncology. She never had anything bad to say and one of the few nursing jobs she had that she really enjoyed...she recently had the opportunity to go back...but she is looking for something a bit more slower paced!!
    I want to find out what are the risk involve for an Oncology RN working at Medsurg floor? As far as the exposure to the type of medications? thanks
  5. by   danigrl303
    Thanks for the response! I actually have been thinking about it and I've decided to take an internship position at NIH. Both places seem incredible though!

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