Quote from jazper24
another student told me that you have to get a masters in pediatrics and then specialize in oncology - is this true?
what exactly is a master's in pediatrics???? if you are looking to be a 'floor' nurse in peds heme/onc, you need nothing more than a license. of course, each institution will decide whether or not they require 'other' experience. i work in peds heme/onc, and have worked with many new grads. some work out, some don't (like any nursing job).
you can get a peds nurse practitioner (a masters degree), or a clinical nurse specialist (in peds, or onc, also a masters). this will allow you to pursue other areas, such as primary care (working alongside doctors, or educating staff nurses, etc.) but technically you need nothing more than a license to work in that specialty. they will train you in chemo, and everything else you need to know.