Nursing Team Share Process of Training a New Nurse in Oncology Outpatient Care
When I was first approached about the opportunity to precept a new graduate nurse, I was hesitant. Although I had trained experienced nurses, I was nervous about the challenges I might encounter in training a new graduate in a fast-paced environment.
How Do I Apply My ILNA Points to My Learning Plan?
One of the questions that the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC) commonly receives from nurses who’ve completed a continuing nursing education (CNE) program is, “How do these points count for ILNA and where can I put them on my learning plan?”
Nursing Team Shares Process of Training a New Nurse in Oncology Outpatient Care
Cold and clammy hands were tightly clasped around mine. Tears began welling up in her eyes. She struggled to mouth the words, “I have cancer.” Ten minutes ago, she and I were just strangers. As a part-time electrocardiogram transporter, I had just met this middle-aged woman, wheeling her down to the third floor for a computed tomography scan. After a brief introduction and small talk, I noticed a sense of despair in her eyes. I asked her if anything was troubling her. She told me she was just diagnosed with lung cancer with no family nearby to care for her.
Safety Procedures for Live-Virus Immunotherapeutic Cancer Vaccines
Therapeutic vaccines represent a new way of fighting tumors by stimulating a patient’s immune system to attack cancer cells. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has currently approved two of these types of vaccines: sipuleucel-T for metastatic prostate cancer and talimogene laherparepvec for metastatic melanoma. However, many other cancer vaccines are being investigated in clinical trials.
ONS Member Meneses Named UAB’s 2016 Distinguished Faculty Lecturer
After more than 40 years as an oncology educator, researcher, and nurse, ONS member Karen Meneses, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been named the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s (UAB’s) 2016 Distinguished Faculty Lecturer. This is the highest honor given at the university, and Meneses is only the second nurse from UAB’s school of nursing to ever receive the honor.