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The art and science of nursing is a major reason that the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins has a worldwide reputation for setting a standard excellence in cancer care.
Our nursing teams are trained to provide top-notch service, whether it be round-the-clock care in our inpatient units, continual diagnosis and therapy at our outpatient clinics, or detailed monitoring during our clinical trials research.
Patients receive the utmost attention and quality care. With so many professional registered nurses practicing in different roles, our nursing staff represents a broad range of oncology expertise, ensuring that care is tailored to each patient's specific needs.
Nurses are caregivers and mentors. We get to know our patients on a personal level and we are their friends. We specialize in compassion and hope. We comfort. We understand that although a cure is not always possible, excellent service is. There are several levels of patient care at Hopkins, our units are unique for our patients, and include the highest quality of technology.
We monitor. We teach at the bedside. All this contributes to a highly professional nursing environment, a fact acknowledged by the Kimmel Cancer Center's elite designation as a Magnet hospital, the highest nursing honor in the world that a hospital can receive.
Highly qualified nurses come to the Kimmel Cancer Center and stay for many reasons, including:
- nurses are respected for their professional opinions and actively participate in making patient care decisions
- nurses have input into hospital policy and quality improvement programs
- nurses build collegial and collaborative relationships with their colleagues across Johns Hopkins
- nurses develop specialty knowledge and skills in one or more areas of oncology through professional education
- nurse turnover rates that are among the lowest in the country
- one of the best nurse compensation packages in the region
Nearly all of our nurse administrators hold a master's degree or higher, and the majority of our clinical nurses hold a bachelor's degree. We are not just taking care of patients, we understand the importance of taking care of your loved ones.
Hear cancer center nursing director Sharon Krumm discuss the unique qualities of cancer nurses:
About our nursing units
Our nursing units are tailored and disease specific. The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building, our most extensive cancer care facility, provides a wide range of services to help in the diagnosis and treatment of our cancer patients.
For a layout of our facility and contact information for each nursing unit, click here.
We believe that one way to ensure quality standard of excellence in patient care is to keep Kimmel Cancer Center nurses as educated as possible. New courses, mentorships, seminars and classes are offered to our nurses on a regular basis.
More information about Johns Hopkins Nursing