Is being an oncology nurse dangerous?

Is being an oncology nurse dangerous?

Nurses treating cancer patients risk being exposed to chemotherapy drugs and their toxic effects, according to a new study. The results show that nearly 17 percent of nurses working in centers where outpatient chemotherapy infusions are administered reported being exposed on their skin or eyes to the drugs.

How much do pediatric cancer nurses make?

Average Salary for a Pediatric Oncology Nurse Pediatric Oncology Nurses in America make an average salary of $68,891 per year or $33 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $88,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $53,000 per year.

How do you become a certified pediatric oncology nurse?

Certified Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurse (CPHON®)

  1. A minimum of 2,000 hours of pediatric hematology oncology nursing practice within the four years (48 months) prior to application.
  2. Completed a minimum of 10 contact hours of nursing continuing education in oncology or an academic elective in oncology nursing within the three years (36 months) prior to application.

What is a passing score on the OCN exam?


Which test is easier Ancc or Aanp?

The AANP exam is newer and was considered by many to be “easier” as evidenced by a higher passing percentage in the past, but the ANCC being older was considered by some to be the “better” exam. It was also considered to be “harder,” as the pass rate was slightly lower.

How do you get Faanp?

To apply to become a FAANP member, an applicant must: Have at least two years of continuous AANP membership as of August 1 of the application year and sustained during selection process.

Can nurses be fellows?

The American Academy of Nursing has more than 2,500 fellows. Members are considered to be nursing’s most accomplished leaders in education, management, practice and research, with more than 90 percent of fellows holding doctorate degrees and the rest having completed a master’s program.