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A 39-year-old member asked:

What are the steps to being a pediatric oncology nurse?

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Dr. Scott Diede
A Verified Doctoranswered
30 years experience
First obtain RN...: You must first become a registered nurse (rn). Then, applying to pediatric hospital that cares for kids with cancer can give you on the job training. See http://www.Wisegeek.Com/how-do-i-become-a-pediatric-oncology-nurse.Htm for a decent overview of the process. Good luck!
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Dr. Craig MacArthur
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 35 years experience
Become nurse: Graduate from a nursing program with rn or rn/bsn degree. Obtain training in pediatric oncology, either through formal training or by on-the-job training. There is nursing certification in pediatric hematology/oncology available through the association of pediatric hematology/oncology nurses.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

Can there be such a thing as a pediatric oncology nurse?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Yes if you work: Yes if you work in paediatric oncology department and devote to paediatric oncology , and get trained as a paediatric nurse with special skills in oncology.
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A 29-year-old member asked:

What to do if I want to become a pediatric oncology nurse?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Good: First you go nursing school, after graduation work for some time in med-surg-ped nursing for some time , after acquiring sufficient paediatric nursing skills, work in ped oncology to become paediatric oncology good luck.
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A 43-year-old member asked:

Please help me? What is a pediatric oncology nurse?

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Dr. Craig MacArthur
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 35 years experience
Special nurse: The pediatric oncology nurse is a nurse that provides care for childhood cancer patients and children with blood conditions. Many have special training and certification from the association of pediatric hematology/oncology nurses. In my role as a pediatric hematologist-oncologist, i find their skill and expertise important to our success of treating children and their families successfully.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between a pediatric oncologist and a pediatric oncology nurse?

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Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 36 years experience
Training: The oncologist is a physician, the other a nurse. Difference is years and type of training.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

How long does a pediatric oncology nurse have to go to school for?

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Dr. Herbert Duvivier
Hematology and Oncology 34 years experience
Years: Most nurses are graduates with a bachelor of science in nursing (bsn) which is a 4 year program. This allows them to be general nurses. Oncology specialization training can take an additional 1-2 years of on the job training. If wanted nurses can go back to school to receive a masters (2years) or nurse practitioners certificate (3years). Making the total between 4-7 school years plus training.
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