Oncology/ Cancer Nursing
Commonly a nurse who specializes in treating and caring for patients having cancer is called as oncology nurse means the nurse who has proper qualifications and knowledge of a specialty area and has kept up-to-date in his or her education in cancer. Cancer/Oncology nurses often serve as first line of communication and care throughout cancer treatment. Oncology nurses have a detailed knowledge and clinical skill in cancer care beyond what is required for a basic nursing program. To become oncology certified or cancer treatment certified, nurses typically must have an RN license, meet specific eligibility criteria and pass an exam.