Oncological Nurses

Oncological nurses specialize in the treatment and care of cancer patients. While many oncological nurses care directly for cancer patients, some may be involved in patient or community education, cancer prevention, or cancer research. They may work in specific areas of cancer nursing, such as pediatrics, cancer rehabilitation, chemotherapy, biotherapy, hospice, pain management, and others.


Quick Facts
Duties Treat and care for cancer patients; educate the public about cancer and cancer prevention
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Nationwide; most opportunities available in major metropolitan areas
Education and Training
  • Associate's Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Health
Experience Prior experience as a registered nurse
Skills
  • Interpersonal
  • Organizational
  • Scientific
Personality Traits
  • Helpful
  • Organized
  • Technical
Licensure/Certification Required
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Director of Nursing-Oncology
  • Nurse Manager-Oncology
  • Oncology Registered Nurse
  • Part-Time Clinical Nurse-Oncology
  • Certified Nursing Assistant-Medical/Oncology

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