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Oncology Nursing for the Future: Multisector Planning Is Needed

Debra Lyon

oncology nursing, nursing shortage, education, nursing faculty
ONF 2024, 51(3), 196-197. DOI: 10.1188/24.ONF.196-197

Assessing the landscape for oncology nursing of the future, the biggest problem that faces the specialty is that of workforce shortages. On the practice side, nursing turnover, resignations, and early retirements have contributed to a nursing shortage that was exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The high levels of attrition of newly licensed nurses during the first years of practice continue.

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