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Pediatric oncology Nurse
Transcript of Pediatric oncology Nurse
-average annual earnings:$65,000
-earnings can vary based on your level of schooling and you can get certified as a pediatric oncology nurse -2 year technical college degree in nursing or a 4 year college degree in nursing
- pass a state licensing exam
-pass the NCLEX-RN exam (National Council Licensure Examination)
- Pediatric Oncology Nursing Certification
•A current RN license
•A minimum of one year experience as an RN
•A minimum of 1,000 hours of pediatric oncology nursing practice
•A multiple choice test
Characteristics a nurse needs
-compassion some job tasks:
- administering chemotherapy or other treatments
-managing the side effects of treatment
-assess and treat the physical and psychological needs of patients
-offer support and education to the patient and their family
- help the patient with everyday activities that can become harder due to the cancer and it's treatment
- a nurse can work the day shift, evening shift, or night shift
-shifts are usually 8-12 hours
-work some weekends and holidays -about 2.6 million nurses have jobs
-there will be about 3.5 million nurses by 2020
-Growth is expected to occur because of technological advancements, allowing a greater number of health problems to be treated; an increased focus on preventive care; and the aging baby boomer population will need more healthcare services -A related career to pediatric oncology
nursing is a Oncology Doctor Personal assesment www.pediatriconcologynursing.com advantages:
-choose what shift you work (night, evening, day) to best fit your schedule
-hands on job, not sitting at a desk all day
-you interact with people
-patients may pass away Personal Assessment cont. additional source: Is this job a career possibility?
-yes, because I am a caring and compassionate person, I work well with children and love being around children, children with cancer
have a special place in my heart and I want to help them and take care of them. Personal Assessment Cont. what are two things I can do now to prepare for this job?
-Work as a Certified Nursing Assistant
-job shadow nurses Medical Terms -Oncology: cancer
-pediatrics: a branch of medicine dealing with the development, care, and diseases of children
-leukemia: a malignant disease involving the abnormal increase in the number of white blood cells in the tissues of the body
-chemotherapy: the use of chemical agents in the treatment or control of disease
-radiation therapy: a treatment of disease through energy radiated in the form of waves or particles
-Neuroblastoma: malignant tumor composed of developing ganglion cells
-Lymphoma: malignant tumor of lymphoid tissue Medical terms Cont. -Retinoblastoma: malignant tumor of the retina that develops during childhood, is derived from developing retinal cells
-osteosarcoma: a malignant tumor derived from bone or containing bone tissue
-Ewing sarcoma: malignant tumor of reticulum
-nephroblastoma: malignant tumor of the kidney made up of developing cells