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Pediatric or Adult Oncology experience


Specializes in NICU.

Hi, Im currently an NICU nurse but I am very interested in working in pediatric oncology. I have applied for a few positions but they have been able to hire nurses with oncology and chemo experience. I was wondering if it would look better on my resume to have adult oncology experience or if general pediatric experience (like on a peds med/surg floor) would be more applicable? Thanks for any input or suggestions!


Specializes in pediatrics, oncology. Has 2 years experience.

just speaking from personal experience, i had general peds experience and was up against someone who had adult onc experience, and i got the job. i'm sure there was more that went into it, but basically you can teach onc, but as for peds, you're either a peds nurse or you're not!