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Pediatric oncology Nurse

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on 6 April 2013

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Pediatric Oncology Nurse Earnings Education Work Job Outlook -Pediatric Oncology nurse's annual earnings: $40,000-140,000
-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)

advancement
- Pediatric Oncology Nursing Certification
-requirements
•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
-Communication skills
-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

working conditions
- 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

Disadvantages:
-work weekends
-work holidays
-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
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