Leadership & Professional Development

Oncology Nurse Internships: A Foundation and Future for Oncology Nursing Practice?

Sue Childress

Deborah Gorder

leadership, advocacy
ONF 2012, 39(4), 341-344. DOI: 10.1188/12.ONF.341-344

To meet the demands of hospitalized patients, new graduates must have the knowledge and skills to care for acutely ill patients with complex needs. Schools of nursing must emphasize the foundation of a broad knowledge base to help graduates prepare to work in a variety of clinical settings. Specialized training in areas such as oncology, critical care, pediatrics, and obstetrics is not emphasized at the baccalaureate level.

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