Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurse Career Guide

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If you're driven by a desire to make a positive impact on the lives of children facing complex medical challenges, becoming a Pediatric Hematology Oncology Registered Nurse (RN) might be the ideal career path for you. These specialized nurses provide essential care and support to pediatric patients with blood disorders and cancers.

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To embark on the path of becoming a Pediatric Hematology Oncology RN, you must first earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from an accredited nursing program. Subsequently, you need to pass the NCLEX-RN exam to become a licensed RN.

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Related certifications

Having a strong foundation in pediatric nursing is essential, as this specialty requires working with children and their families. Additional certification as a Certified Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurse (CPHON) from the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC) demonstrates specialized expertise.

State licenses process and requirements

All 50 states require state licensure to become a professional nurse. Review the step-by-step process to obtain or renew your RN license in each one.
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Staff and Travel Pediatric Hematology Oncology RNs need a combination of clinical skills, including administering chemotherapy and managing central lines and soft skills like empathy, communication and teamwork. Patience, resilience and the ability to provide emotional support are critical.

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Pediatric Hematology Oncology RNs manage the care of pediatric patients with blood disorders and cancers, coordinating treatments, administering medications, monitoring reactions and educating patients and families about treatment plans and potential side effects.

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Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurse

The average salary for a Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurse is $2,246.64 per week.

Last updated on September 25, 2023. Based on active jobs on

Pros & Cons

Becoming a Pediatric Hematology Oncology RN offers the chance to be a beacon of hope for young patients and their families during one of the most challenging times in their lives. This specialty provides a deep sense of purpose and fulfillment, and it can lead to lifelong connections with patients and their families.

On the other hand, the emotional toll of

Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurse Jobs

View job details for Richmond, VATravel ContractRichmond, VATravel Nurse RN - Pediatric Hematology / OncologyLanceSoft$2,445/wk
Posted 6 days ago
View job details for San Antonio, TXTravel ContractSan Antonio, TXTravel Nurse RN - Pediatric Hematology / OncologyHealthcare Support$2,326/wk
Posted 6 days ago
View job details for Winston-Salem, NCTravel ContractWinston-Salem, NCTravel Nurse RN - Pediatric Hematology / OncologyLanceSoft$1,990/wk
Posted 3 days ago
View job details for Winston-Salem, NCTravel ContractWinston-Salem, NCTravel Nurse RN - Pediatric Hematology / OncologyPHP$2,011/wk
Posted 3 days ago

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