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Trainee experience

The RN Cancer Care Fellowship follows the Oncology Nursing Society's Scopes and Standards of Practice. All of the curriculum and clinical rotations abide by the Oncology Nursing Society’s position statement on the Oncology Nursing Specialty.

Asynchronous and synchronous virtual learning courses provide foundational hematology/oncology/cellular therapy knowledge to the learner.

  • Cancer Concepts 1
    • Cancer Overview and Diagnostic Evaluation
    • Goals of Treatment
    • Breast Cancer
    • Prostate Cancer
    • Colon Cancer
    • Lung Cancer
    • Nursing Considerations of the Hematology/Oncology/Cellular Therapy Patient
  • Cancer Concepts 2
    • Bladder Cancer
    • Skin Cancer
    • Testicular Cancer
    • Kidney Cancer
    • Gynecological Cancer
    • Pharmacologic Supportive Care for the Cancer Patient
    • Principals of Pain Management in Cancer Patients
    • Cancer Survivorship
  • Cancer Concepts 3
    • Leukemia
    • Multiple Myeloma
    • Lymphoma
    • Oncology Emergencies
  • Foundations of Cellular Therapy
    • Apheresis/Hematopoietic Progenitor Stem Cell Collection
    • Pharmacologic Management of the Stem Cell Transplant Patient
    • Total Body Irradiation (TBI)
    • Stem Cell Infusion
    • Blood Product Considerations
    • BMT Patient Assessment
    • Graft Versus Host Disease
    • Infections in BMT
    • End of Life Care
    • Haploidentical Transplants
    • Immune Effector Cellular Therapy
  • Oncology Nursing Society Fundamentals of Chemotherapy Immunotherapy Administration

Specialty lectures

  • Vascular access overview
  • End of life care in the hematology/oncology/cellular therapy patient
  • Self-care for the hematology/oncology/cellular therapy RN
  • Interdisciplinary communication in the hematology/oncology/cellular therapy specialty

Simulation and lab experiences

  • Chemotherapy Immunotherapy Administration Lab
  • Hematology/oncology/cellular therapy patient care simulation

Clinical training and rotations

The RN Cancer Care Fellowship includes observations throughout the cancer care service line at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, which may include:

  • Inpatient cellular therapy
  • Inpatient hematology/oncology
  • Ambulatory apheresis
  • Ambulatory breast clinic
  • Ambulatory bone marrow transplant coordinators
  • Ambulatory cellular therapy clinic
  • Ambulatory chemotherapy infusion center
  • Ambulatory hematology/oncology clinic
  • Ambulatory oncology nurse navigators
  • Ambulatory radiation oncology

Curriculum enhancements

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences is committed to developing and maintaining the best educational programs. The curriculum and other aspects of this program are assessed constantly and changed as necessary to ensure the highest quality training.

Schedule and hours

Schedule and hours will be based on the hiring department at the completion of the program. Schedules allow flexibility and can vary from 36 hours per week to 40 hours per week with 8-, 10-, or 12-hour shifts. Day or night shifts can be accommodated based on unit and applicant need.  

Department and faculty

The RN Cancer Care Fellowship draws its faculty from Mayo Clinic's clinical, scientific, and technical staffs. Faculty members are chosen for their commitment to teaching, as well as clinical practice and research. Many have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their fields.

You have access to these individuals throughout your training, giving you the opportunity to learn directly from some of today's best practitioners of care management.

The faculty, with assistance from community-based resources, direct and guide your clinical learning in an integrated system of practice and education. The program coordinators are clinically experienced certified nurses with master's degrees.

As a student of Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences, you are encouraged to learn from these valuable resources by attending all conferences, lectures, and seminars prepared for students, residents, fellows, and consulting staff.


Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, is a high-acuity facility specializing in cancer care. The hospital is seven-stories with 316 licensed beds with expansion of a new seven story tower scheduled to begin opening 2023. 

Mayo Clinic's bone marrow transplant team is recognized internationally for its expertise in comprehensive specialty treatment for people with blood and bone marrow diseases. Mayo Clinic is one of the largest providers of bone marrow transplants in the United States.

Mayo Clinic's Comprehensive Cancer Center is designated by the National Cancer Institute as a comprehensive cancer center. This means the clinic's renowned physicians, researchers, and scientists carry out team-based, patient-centered research to develop the latest technologies and treatments to address unmet patient needs. As a result, people who come to the clinic for cancer care have access to hundreds of clinical trials in all phases.


Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences uses evaluative tools that include:

  • Online examinations
  • Case presentations
  • Demonstration of skills
  • Self-assessment exercises
  • Faculty review

Mayo Clinic's system of evaluation provides students and faculty with a comprehensive look at individual performance. This allows faculty and administrative staff to direct students who are experiencing academic difficulty to the appropriate support resources, including tutoring programs and counseling opportunities.