Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center offers an extensive range of patient care areas where nurses learn, grow and remain personally and professionally challenged. 

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Cancer Institute

Patient population: Nurses care for patients with hematologic and oncologic malignancies and those receiving bone marrow and peripheral blood stem cell transplants. Our nurses are specially trained in chemotherapy administration and the care of complex intermediate care oncology patients, including those receiving leukemic induction chemotherapy, peripheral blood stem cell transplant and high-dose biotherapy. Educational opportunities include Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) chemotherapy/biotherapy course, cardiac rhythm interpretation, seminar on peripheral stem cell transplant, oncology topics and intermediate care topics. An annual Oncology Core Curriculum Review is offered for staff seeking certification in oncology nursing. Certification is encouraged and financially rewarded.

Beds: This is a 39-bed inpatient unit.

Candidates: Candidates with hematology/oncology/stem cell transplant background, or those with strong medical/surgical experience and a desire to care for cancer patients.

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