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Pediatric Oncology (Bloomberg 11 South)

Comprehensive, holistic, state-of-the-art, medical oncology care, including bone marrow transplant, for neonates to young adults with the full range of pediatric cancers.

Patient Population
  • Ages newborn to 21
  • Diagnosis Include
    • Solid tumors
    • Leukemia/hematologic malignancies
    • Blood/bone marrow transplant
    • Infusion therapy
    • Oncology acute care
    • Cancer clinical trials
Number of Beds
  • 20
Nurse/Patient Ratio
  • 1:3
Rotation/Shifts
  • D/N rotating; primarily 12 hour shifts
  • Every other weekend rotation for first 15 months for all new graduates
Skill Mix
  • All RN, 90 percent BSN-prepared
  • 1/3 of the staff CPHON certified
Orientation
  • 14 weeks/skills lab and didactic sessions facilitated by clinical nurse specialist
  • New-grad PEDS internship with post-orientation mentoring
  • New nurses: transition groups, focus groups, unit support groups

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Why I Choose Pediatric Oncology Nursing

Laurie Rome

"In addition to the honor of working with these children and their families, there’s a huge capacity for professional and personal growth. You can create things to make the care better. I feel like my voice is heard and accepted. We take part in rounds with the physicians."

—Laurie Rome, RN
Pediatric Oncology

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