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Loma Linda University Cancer Center

Loma Linda University Cancer Center

Loma Linda, California

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A Perfect Fit: Mentoring Experienced RNs to Meet Oncology Clinic Demand

Loma Linda University Cancer Center created this program to encourage career development and specialization in oncology as a strategy to minimize staffing shortages. From behavioral interviewing to identify RNs with the appropriate skill set to classroom lectures, written testing, self-study, and a clinical practicum with a chemotherapy-skilled RN mentor, this program offers key strategies to recruit and train experienced non-oncology RNs. Outcomes include retaining 86% of their mentor program graduates and 100% of the program participants attaining the Oncology Nursing Society Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Provider Card.

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