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…
companies use shady accounting practices to enflate revenue or hide losses, the public can’t get an accurate picture of what they are investing in. The public demanded that something be done, so in 2002 the U.S. govt passed the Sabex-Oxly act. For my term paper I will examine some the corporate scandals that led to the creation of the act.
Deragulation was lobbied for hard on wall street during the Bush Presidency. The public was lead to believe that loosing the rules on corporate practices would lead…
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.
Hacker’s for years have been able to do things that the…
Final Term Paper
CRIM 130: Intro to Corrections
Professor: Joseph M. Jacobs
May 9, 2014
The first phase of the criminal process is the crime. Once a crime is committed law enforcement official decided the type of offense committed which can be categorized into two types of offense (any violation of the criminal law). Felony: The more serious of the two types of offense, bearing a possible penalty of 1 year or more in prison. Misdemeanor: Lesser of the two basic types of crime…
practices, impacts, and issues of linking agency data
globally is critical. Since the focus in this paper is on the impact
of global data interchange, the difficult technical issues surrounding user authentication, security, and privacy are not discussed in
the depth they require.
KEYWORDS automation, human service administration, infrastructure, interoperability
Interoperability is a term that is not commonly understood by most human
service professionals, although most understand the trends…
unidentified flying objects flew from behind Arnold and passed him. The aircrafts did not have tails and did not leave any sort of trail behind them. Arnold compared the movement of the objects to “saucers skipping on water”, and here is where the term “flying saucer” came to be. Arnold was truly astounded by the movement of the saucers as he witnessed them fly through valleys and close to the edges of the mountain. He suspected them to be new military aircrafts being tested, but was not convinced…
Carlo Olkeriil, Graduated School of Education Department, Portland State University
This Research Paper was written in part of the Grading and Course Requirements of the COUN 507: Addiction Pharmacology taught by Terry Alan Forrest, LPC, LMFT
DOES A TWO-DRUG COMBINATION HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO FIGHT COCAINE ADDICTION?
This paper explores a published article and a book that detail the results from a recent study showing that a fine-tuned…
measured by examination.
Evaluation and Grading: A weighted course average will be calculated using the following weights for assignments:
Highest score on Exams 1-3 25%
Second highest score on Exams 1-3 25%
Term Paper 15%
Final Exam 25%
Grades will be earned according to the following scheme:
Below 60 F
Exams: The exams will allow the student to…
Phil 263: The Idea of God
December 5, 2014
Spiritual Dreams & Christianity
"Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the Lord will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream"
Religion was the first field of dream analysis. According to Wendy Doniger and Kelly Bulkley, “the earliest writings we have on dreams are primarily texts on their religious and spiritual significance.” Since the very beginning…