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What is the difference between an oncology nurse practitioner and an oncology nurse?

What is the difference between an oncology nurse practitioner and an oncology nurse?

Practitioner: Nurse practitioner can see you and can prescribe treatment while oncology nurse usually deliver chemotherapy or radiation but in actual she can not prescribe tratment by herself. ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Oncology (Definition)

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Do you have to be an oncology nurse to work with children with cancer?

Do you have to be an oncology nurse to work with children with cancer?

No: If u want to work as a nurse with pediatric oncology patients, there are many different avenues through which you can provide care and work without having to become a certified oncology nurse. Of course the larger your market and the larger the cancer center or hospital that you would want to work in would increase the chances of having a well fit position for you. ...Read more

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What are the steps to being a pediatric oncology nurse?

What are the steps to being a pediatric oncology nurse?

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! ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Where can I go to talk to a pediatric oncology nurse!?

Where can I go to talk to a pediatric oncology nurse!?

Children's hospitals: A Children's Hospital. As you live in Columbus, OH, you are fortunate to have Nationwide Children's Hospital in your city. ...Read more

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Is it possible to start off as a pediatric oncology nurse and work your way up to a doctor?

Is it possible to start off as a pediatric oncology nurse and work your way up to a doctor?

Medical School: Regardless of your background in order to become a physician you will need to complete medical school and post-graduate training. Although having a background of being a pediatric oncology nurse will likely make some aspects of the training a bit easier there won't be any shortcuts in the training needed. ...Read more

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

Training: The oncologist is a physician, the other a nurse. Difference is years and type of training. ...Read more

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What happens if I want to be a nurse who specializes in oncology, how do I go about doing that?

What happens if I want to be a nurse who specializes in oncology, how do I go about doing that?

Oncology Nursing Soc: There are few organizations such as oncology nursing society which can give detailed instructions. It does involve additional coursework, testing and certification. ...Read more

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Does Medicare (due to age) help pay for an in-home nurse/aide directly following a surgical oncology major operation?

For wounds and drain: Sometimes Medicare will have a nurse come to assist with wound care and drains. Sometimes you can also get a caregiver for about $20/hr. ...Read more

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Do pediatric oncology nurses make about the same as pediatric oncolgist?

Do pediatric oncology nurses make about the same as pediatric oncolgist?

No: Pediatric oncologists are doctors (4 years of medical school after college) with training in pediatrics (3 year residency after medical school) and pediatric hematology/oncology (3 year fellowship after residency). Pediatric oncology nurses usually have 4 years of college (some 2 years, some master degrees with 6 years). Not surprisingly, the doctor makes more than the nurse. ...Read more

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What is the risk to cancer (oncology) nurses from working with hazardous chemotherapy drugs?

Zero: People working with cancer-fighting drugs did not have a higher risk of cancer themselves. ...Read more

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Is a pediatric hematology/oncology a type of surgeon or a nurse?

Not a surgeon: Pediatric hematologist-oncologists are doctors that treat children with blood disorders and cancer. They are not surgeons, although they do perform minor surgeries (lumbar punctures and bone marrow examinations mostly). There are also nurses that are specialists in pediatric hematology/oncology and treat children in the hospital and as outpatients under the direction of the doctor. ...Read more

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What jobs are their in oncology?

High demand: There is a high demand of Oncology pesonals throughout the nation, it depends on what your speciality is ...Read more

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What is the cost of medical oncology consullt?

Varies: It truly depends on if it is a single medical oncology evaluation by a physician or if it entails a multispecialty approach-input with other specialists. Insurance will cover most. You can always inquire with the consultant's biller about out of pocket charges. ...Read more

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Dr. Elisha Atkins
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Nurses (Definition)

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