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Pediatric Oncology Inpatient (Bloomberg 11 S)

Acute care inpatient pediatric oncology unit.

Patient Population

  • Ages newborn to 25
  • Diagnoses include:
    • solid tumors
    • leukemia/hematologic malignancies
    • blood/bone marrow transplant
    • infusion therapy - biotherapy/chemotherapy
    • oncology acute care
    • cancer clinical trials
    • CAR T-Cell Therapy

Number of Beds

  • 20

Nurse/Patient Ratio

  • 1:2-3

New Grad RN Orientation Length

  • 14 weeks/skills lab and didactic sessions facilitated by clinical nurse specialist
  • New-grad Nurse Residency Program - PEDS Track with post-orientation mentoring
  • New nurses: transition groups, focus groups, unit support groups


  • New grads hired into d/n rotating every other weekend for 1st 15 months then go to every third.
  • Option for perm off shift and perm weekend at the discretion of mentor/manager.
  • 12 hour shifts with occasional 8 hours shifts to accommodate class times.

Skill Mix

  • All RN, 90 percent BSN-prepared
  • 100 percent of staff is chemocertified
  • 1/4 of the staff is CPHON certified
Laurie Rome

Why I Choose Pediatric Oncology Nursing

"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

ANCC Magnet Recognition

Magnet Site Visit Announced

The Johns Hopkins Department of Nursing will host appraisers from the Magnet Recognition Program from 9/9-11/2013.

Public Notice of Site Visit