Pediatric Oncology Nursing Did you know that one in one hundred new nurses will become a pediatric oncology nurse? Pediatric oncology nursing is a very demanding and heartwarming career. To be a pediatric oncology nurse means to be a primary care coordinator for the management of patients with cancer. A pediatric oncology nurse will assess patient needs, implementing a plan with appropriate tasks for the patient to gain progress. Not only will the pediatric oncology nurse help with the patient, but the family as well. The nurse will act as an advocate to inform families, patients, and other nurses on the nursing team. Taking a look at educational and professional requirements, salary range and expectations, aspects enjoyed the least and most, and the struggles of being a pediatric oncology nurse will help to better inform about pediatric oncology nursing. Pediatric oncology needs more nurses than any other areas of nursing because of the specialized one on one care that is needed. Pediatric oncology takes a lot schooling, and training. Not only does one have to complete nursing school, (four years) with a Bachelor’s degree, but also a year with specialized oncology training. Throughout nursing school, intense clinicals and classroom study is required. John Godfrey exclaimed, “Making it through the schooling was much tougher than actually working in the hospital with the pediatric cancer patients” (Godfrey.) Twenty-five hours of clinicals each week for four semesters is required, as well as twenty-five classroom hours a week. After that is completed, in order to become a pediatric oncology nurse, one must attend a class, for one year, receiving their certification in oncology training. CPR/ First Aid/ AED certification is required throughout nursing school, along with working in the hospital as a pediatric oncology nurse. Also, to be a pediatric oncologist one has to hold a CNA, (certified nursing assistant), as well as their CRT, (certified radiation tech.) Katherine Warren exclaimed, “If you can make it through the schooling, as well as all of the certifications needed, you will survive in this career” (“In Brief” par. 7.) A pediatric oncology nurse does not lead a normal life being in this profession, just as the children, (patients) they are caring for. “Trying to maintain some normality of life throughout this time is important if emotional, social, and intellectual development is to be maintained” (“In Brief” par. 8.) It makes it almost impossible to go home, from caring for a child all day that has a malignant tumor, and lead a normal day. Most people say that their job has become their life, and that is one hundred percent correct when being a pediatric oncology nurse. According to Katherine Warren, “A pediatric oncology nurse will wake up, go to work, and come home- yet still be at work” (“In Brief” par. 5.) Going to work as a pediatric oncology nurse, one cannot expect to go to work for the money and that is it. Knowing that you are waking up every morning to go help a child, or even just put a smile on a child’s face by knowing that you are helping them reach their goal of being cancer free is priceless (Godfrey.) A pediatric oncology nurse salary today, just starting out would be around $50,000.00 a year (Godfrey.) After gaining a few years of experience, a pediatric oncology nurse would make $67,930.00 a year (Godfrey.) Just like any other job, there are ups and downs, goods and bad. Things that I anticipate enjoying the most would be, getting to experience changing children’s lives every day, seeing the smiles on children’s faces, giving hope to families and children that are in need, and just doing what I love most and what I have always wanted to do. According to John Godfrey, “The best days will brighten up the worst days, leaving you with nothing but good days” (Godfrey.) Things that I anticipate enjoying the least would be; having to go through the deaths of children, leaving my patients at the
Correctional Health Care
Increasing Staff Motivation and Satisfaction
MGMT 591: Leadership and Organizational Behavior
Professor Brett Gordon
December 17, 2012
The organization that will be the topic of discussion in my final project paper is Georgia Health Sciences Universities (GHSU), Georgia Correctional Healthcare (GCHC) division. GHSU is both a hospital and teaching institution based in Augusta, Georgia. GHSU was founded in 1828. Georgia Health Sciences University is home to…
Learning activity Term Paper
Test for Hidden Bias
The Implicit Association Test, tests for unconscious biases. I chose this learning activity to see if I have any hidden biases. I have always believed that I was a straight shooter never putting on a facade or giving a false presentation of myself. To prepare for taking this activity, I made sure that I was in a quiet room, away from any distractions. I concentrated on each activity as they appeared on my computer screen. I chose six categories to…
September 16 2013
Compare and Contrast Community Organizations
The two community organizations that I choose to compare and contrast is Do-All,Inc and United Way. I have worked with both of these organizations in the past, and they are both really good organizations, and do a lot of improve the overall community.
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- In the beginning of the 1900s, America had 76 million people, mostly in good condition. Then
before the first decade of the 20th century, the U.S. would be influenced by a “Progressive
movement’ that fought against monopolies, corruption, inefficiency, and social injustice.
1. The purpose of the Progressives was to use the government as an agency of human welfare.
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Software as a Service (SaaS) has the potential to transform the way information-technology (IT) departments relate to and even think about their role as providers of computing services to the rest of the enterprise. The emergence of SaaS as an effective software-delivery mechanism creates an opportunity for IT departments to change their focus from deploying and supporting applications to managing the services that those applications provide. A successful service-centric IT, in turn…
issues that occur there are many that people may not be aware of, but the ones that will be discussed to explore ethical situations are Unauthorized Access related to software, hardware, network, internet web mining, IT freedom and hacking. This paper examines how each unauthorized access should be handled and provides examples of each related area of security.
Security – Unauthorized Access
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The Emancipation Proclamation
and the Death of an American Hero.
History 150 Online
10 March 2014
There were many different events that happened during the time of President Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. President Abraham Lincoln came up with the Emancipation Proclamation which was an effort to help end slavery, eventually leading to the thirteenth amendment to abolish slavery altogether. Sadly his life was cut short. John Wilkes Booth assassinated him…
he Glass Menagerie is a very character oriented poem. Tom, Amanda, and Laura are all very well developed characters. They all have significant and unique characteristics that are shown well throughout the poem. Tom is the most interesting to me though because of his qualities and even his flaws. Tom has a few different and contradicting characteristics such as he is easily persuaded, his determination and his strong sense of guilt.
Tom Wingfield seems to be easily entrapped and persuaded into…
who understand these concepts grow as well. These talented individuals can be looked at from several different viewpoints and depending on who that person may be could in fact determine whether it is a positive viewpoint or a negative one. In this paper I will prove why it is necessary to have Ethical Hackers in today’s security models and how they have come a long way to improve how our information systems operate in a more secure manner.
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