5 doctors weighed in:
Do you have to be an oncology nurse to work with children with cancer?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Chad Levitt
Dr. Chad Levitt
Thank
2 doctors agree
In brief: Usually
Most dedicated oncology units require oncology-specific certification.
Pediatric oncology units at major centers typically also require specialized certification.

In brief: Usually
Most dedicated oncology units require oncology-specific certification.
Pediatric oncology units at major centers typically also require specialized certification.
Dr. Debashish Bose
Dr. Debashish Bose
Thank
1 comment
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Oncology nursing is an extremely special profession filled with some of the most wonderful people you will ever meet. There are other allied-health fields that may let you work here, and there's hospital volunteerism. Follow your dream.
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
38 years in practice
2M people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors