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Masters in Nursing Oncology Clinical Nurse

Cancer is one of the most common and most serious diseases to impact the American populace, and it is a disease that takes many forms. Oncologists are challenged with treating each type of cancer with different medications and treatment modalities based on the type of cancer cell that is involved and the location of the cancerous growth. That is the complex medical environment that a clinical nurse specialist who chooses oncology as a specialization will be working in. The Masters in Nursing Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist degree prepares an advanced practice nurse to work with patients and doctors in this complex medical field.

Oncology is also one of the most heavily researched medical fields, providing new discoveries about the nature of the disease and new treatment options constantly. At any given time there are several new medications or combinations of medications in clinical trials for treatment of some form of cancer. Clinical research is one area where an oncology clinical nurse specialist can expect to find employment, as large sums are expended every year on cancer research and in most cases, that research involves testing treatments with cancer patients. Those clinical research models require medical specialists to interact with the patients and to record the ongoing test information for purposes of verification and eventually, FDA inspection.

A nurse who has opted for the Masters in Nursing Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist program may also find work in a cancer ward within a research hospital or in a hospital that has developed a cancer treatment center. There is no shortage of cancer treatment programs; every major city has several hospitals that maintain cancer centers, the VA operates several cancer treatment programs, and the federal government underwrites cancer research at 64 selected cancer specialization facilities around the country. Oncology clinical nurse specialists work in all of these facilities, providing knowledgeable management for daily care and treatment regimens and guidance for the shift nurses. Some clinical nurse specialists who work in oncology may also specialize in pediatric oncology, if they are working in a facility large enough to offer cancer treatment for children.

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            Nursing@Simmons, the innovative, online nursing degree program from Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences prepares Registered Nurses for the next stage of their careers.

            You need to have a Bachelor’s degree and RN license to be qualified for this school.

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            • Offers accredited online bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and doctor of nursing programs to help both working professionals and recent graduates advance their careers.

            • Provides graduate nursing programs that teach cutting-edge professional knowledge and skills to prepare students for today’s dynamic, evolving health care industry.
            • Teaches through an online learning system that allows students to complete coursework with the flexibility to fit their schedule, while a cohort structure helps them to collaborate with fellow students.

            •Provides scholarships, grants and other forms of financial aid to those who qualify.

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            • Dynamic Virtual Campus Experience – Classes are hosted in weekly, face-to-face online settings that utilize video conferencing technology to create an intimate learning environment.
            • Demanding Academic and Admissions Standards – MPH@GW students are held to the same selective admissions criteria as on-campus students, and complete the same academically rigorous curriculum.
            • Real Courses Delivered by Real Faculty – The GW faculty are world-renowned leaders in the field, and personally design and teach MPH@GW courses.
            • Hands-On Field Placement Learning – Students will complete a customized practicum field experience that is designed to build hands-on skill in a student’s chosen career path.
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            • Ranked among top Regional Universities in the South by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
            • Ranked 37th among the Best Colleges for Veterans by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
            • Stands as the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation with 100,000+ students.
            • Offers over 230 programs online, from the certificate to the doctoral level.
            • Has a student-faculty ratio of 25:1, and 42.3% of its classes have fewer than 20 students.
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            • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Programs in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.
            • Implements a one-to-one teaching model, partnering one student with one faculty member in each course.
            • 100% of faculty members hold doctoral degrees.
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            •        Ranked among the top 20 Regional Universities in the West in 2015 by U.S. News & World Report.

            •        Listed as one of America’s Best Colleges by Forbes Magazine in 2014.

            •        More than 97% of tenure-track faculty holds a terminal degree in their field.

            •        Student to faculty ratio of 15:1, and 47.5% of classes have fewer than 20 students.

            •        Accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

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            • Ranked among the 2015 Best Regional Universities in the West by U.S. News & World Report.
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            • Offers more than 70 majors and programs, as well as several off-campus internships.
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