Nurses have the opportunity to continue to develop professionally in their role through a variety of educational offerings, progressing through our clinical ladder, participating on a committee, and by pursuing advanced degrees through the Duke University School of Nursing.
Duke nurses certified in oncology:
|Inpatient oncology||43 percent|
|Bone marrow transplant||51 percent|
|Oncology treatment center||74 percent|
|Radiation oncology||90 percent|
|Oncology nursing leadership||100 percent|
|Duke Raleigh Cancer Center||55 percent|
In comparison, about 43 percent of oncology nurses in the United States are certified in oncology.
Over 70 percent of oncology nurses at Duke University Hospital hold a BSN or higher degree.
We currently have ongoing studies in our inpatient and outpatient environments to learn more about:
The Duke University School of Nursing has a dedicated program to prepare nurses to be oncology nurse practitioners. The program has been recently updated and is consistent with ANCC and the Oncology Nursing Society Standards.
We are one of the few schools of nursing that has an oncology specialty at the master’s level. Nurses also have the opportunity to pursue a DNP or PhD degree. Post-master's certificate options are available for those who already have an MSN.
A flexible schedule allows students to be on campus only one or two days a week. Clinical experiences are completed at the Duke Cancer Institute or can be arranged in settings throughout North Carolina. For more information, visit the Duke University School of Nursing Web site: nursing.duke.edu.