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

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Dr. Herbert Duvivier
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
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Dr. Michael Engel
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Pediatric Oncology..

Nurses, in my experience, are simply outstanding professionals, for whom I have tremendous respect.
Their training path is rigorous and demanding. After earning their bachelors degree, they engage in additional training in one or more subspecialty areas (like oncology) if they wish. There are numerous certifications required within their field also. Its really a life long learning profession!

In brief: Pediatric Oncology..

Nurses, in my experience, are simply outstanding professionals, for whom I have tremendous respect.
Their training path is rigorous and demanding. After earning their bachelors degree, they engage in additional training in one or more subspecialty areas (like oncology) if they wish. There are numerous certifications required within their field also. Its really a life long learning profession!
Dr. Michael Engel
Dr. Michael Engel
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