Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences offers a 20-week Registered Nurse Cancer Care Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona.
The RN Cancer Care Fellowship is a hybrid model of inpatient and outpatient experience to give you a full perspective of cancer care across the continuum. You will have approximately eight weeks (about two months) of asynchronous, synchronous, and hands-on education as well as rotational opportunities throughout the hematology/oncology/cellular therapy service line. These experiences will prepare you for 8-12 weeks of one-on-one precepted orientation to apply your new knowledge and skills to your hiring department. By the end of the program you will be competent to provide high quality care to cancer patients in a fast-paced environment.
- Transition from RN to competent professional specialty RN who understands holistic hematology/oncology/cellular therapy nursing practice across the cancer trajectory
- Demonstrate skills to integrate evidence-based practice guidelines, symptom management tools, standards, and protocols in patient evaluation and care
- Demonstrate the clinical skills needed in the oncology nursing process of assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation, and apply these clinical skills to provide safe, effective, and compassionate cancer care
- Illustrate cultural competency, cultural humility, and respect for diversity in all professional interactions, including all domains of social determinants of health
- Discuss learning and performance goals for life-long, self-directed learning in the specialty of hematology/oncology nursing to enhance and innovate patient care
Completion and certification
Upon successful completion of the fellowship, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences. In addition, you will receive your ONS Chemotherapy Immunotherapy Provider Card and earn up to 40 American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) continuing education hours. Hematology/Oncology and Cellular Therapy RNs (Registered Nurses) are eligible to take the Oncology Certification or Blood and Marrow Transplant Certification exams, respectively, after completing a minimum of 2,000 hours of nursing practice.
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