This 12-week academy at Miami Cancer Institute gives nurses the knowledge and skills they need to successfully transition to radiology, blood and marrow transplant, outpatient infusion oncology, and Phase I/II research on a Precision Medicine Unit. Expert nurses and Master’s-prepared oncology educators provide hands-on orientation to entity-specific policies and procedures; training on core oncology nursing skills, such as central line care and maintenance, port access, safe drug administration, and hazardous spill clean-up; and preparation for the ONS/ONCC Chemotherapy Immunotherapy Certificate. Individualized preceptors work side-by-side with academy nurses upon transition to their units.
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Shortly after Miami Cancer Institute in Florida opened in 2017, staff observed that their number of nurses was inadequate for their needs. To meet that need, the cancer institute launched a nurse academy to train experienced nurses to sit for their certification exam in oncology. The dynamic 12-week intensive curriculum capitalizes on the education of experienced nurses to speed up their path to specializing in oncology.
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