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Masters program in oncology

  • 1.  Masters program in oncology

    Posted 21 days ago
    Dear everyone,

    One of my friend looking for masters program in united states in
    oncology preferably advance nurse specialist program for her career
    advancement, She is from Saudi Arabia currently working as a breast
    cancer coordinator.Please inbox me with the detail that will be
    helpful for her to choose the best one. Full-time programs only.Thank
    you.

    Regards,
    Namitha Sivankutty MSN CMSRN®
    Clinical Instructor
    Oncology clinics & Radiationtherapy
    Course Coordinator oncology diploma cohort – II
    King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Reasearch Centre
    MBC #63, PO BOX 3354
    Riyadh 11211
    Saudi Arabia
    Pager: 43133 Extension : 82130
    Email: nsivankutty95@kfshrc.edu.sa


  • 2.  RE: Masters program in oncology

    Posted 20 days ago

    Hello Namitha,

     

    Yale, School of Nursing offers a program in Adult Oncology Concentration.  Good Luck.

     

    Best,

    Mary Ellen Danzer, RN

     

    Mary Ellen Danzer, MSN, RN, CNS, OCN I Certified Oncology Nurse Navigator I Lifespan Cancer Institute/ The Miriam Hospital Campus l 164 Summit Avenue, Providence, RI 02906 l Office 401.793.3369

     

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  • 3.  RE: Masters program in oncology

    Posted 16 days ago

    Duke University has an oncology certification.  You can do as part of your MSN program or just as a certification if you already have your degree.

     

    Here is the link: https://nursing.duke.edu/academic-programs/msn-master-science-nursing/oncology-specialty

     

    Maureen

     

     

    Maureen G. Stannard, RN, BS, OCN

    Oncology Clinical Research Nurse

    Norris Cotton Cancer Center

    Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

    Maureen.G.Stannard@hitchcock.org

    Tel: 603-650-5207

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  • 4.  RE: Masters program in oncology

    Posted 15 days ago
    Sharing some information for others regarding CNS programs with an oncology specialty.  Yesterday, I received a personal phone call from Susan Schneider, Associate Professor and Lead Faculty, Oncology Specialty at Duke University.  She said Duke no longer offers a CNS track, only an ARNP with an oncology specialty option; however, she said if a nurse already has a CNS credential, he/she could take the advanced oncology courses currently offered in the ARNP program.  She was kind enough to suggest that I look into a basic CNS program to save money, then to go back and add the oncology specialty courses available at Duke.  I also received a personal call from Patricia Friend, Associate Professor and Program Director of the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing at Loyola University Chicago.  She had seen the discussion thread on the ONS Community forum, and reached out to me directly.  Loyola does offer a CNS program with an oncology specialty for BSN RN's and a post-graduate certificate for those who already have an MSN degree.  I cannot find any other such programs offered elsewhere, but if anyone has information about others, please share.

    I was so impressed by their willingness to reach out directly to help me find the right program.  I highly looking into either of these great institutions if you are seeking a CNS program.

    https://www.luc.edu/online/masters/oncology-apn/

    https://nursing.duke.edu/academic-programs/msn-master-science-nursing/oncology-specialty



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    Sue Ellen Glover, MSN, RN, OCN, CBCN
    Oncology Nurse Navigator
    St. Petersburg General Hospital
    St. Petersburg, FL
    727-344-4743
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  • 5.  RE: Masters program in oncology

    Posted 15 days ago
    Sue,

    I attended the program at Loyola in Chicago for my CNS degree. If you have any questions from a former student perspective, happy to answer. Feel free to reach out to me via message here on the communities.


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    Chelsea Backler, MSN, APRN, AGCNS-BC, AOCNS
    Oncology Clinical Specialist
    Oncology Nursing Society
    www.ons.org
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  • 6.  RE: Masters program in oncology

    Posted 13 days ago
    Hello,
    I believe UCSF offers a CNS with concentration in oncology. I went through the program, and last time I looked, I think it was still offered. As someone else mentioned, I think my degree doesn't mention my concentration (or my minor).
    I am surprised there are so few programs, I hope your friend is able to find what she is looking for.

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    Birha McCann MS, RN, CNS
    Nurse Navigator
    Napa CA
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  • 7.  RE: Masters program in oncology

    Posted 15 days ago
    Hi Mary Ellen,

    I went to the Yale website, but didn't see anything specific to a CNS track.  Do you know if they offer both ARNP and CNS programs?  If not, I will reach out to them directly.

    Thanks for your input.

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    Sue Ellen Glover, MSN, RN, OCN, CBCN
    Oncology Nurse Navigator
    St. Petersburg General Hospital
    St. Petersburg, FL
    727-344-4743
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  • 8.  RE: Masters program in oncology

    Posted 20 days ago
    I am also looking for a CNS program in oncology, but would prefer online and ability to do clinicals locally.  I'd appreciate any leads!

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    Sue Ellen Glover, MSN, RN, OCN, CBCN
    Oncology Nurse Navigator
    St. Petersburg General Hospital
    St. Petersburg, FL
    727-344-4743
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  • 9.  RE: Masters program in oncology

    Posted 19 days ago
    I failed to mention, I need a post-graduate certificate program as I already earned my MSN. Thanks again.

    Sent from my iPhone




  • 10.  RE: Masters program in oncology

    Posted 18 days ago
    ONCC has a list

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    Debi Boyle MSN, RN, AOCNS, FAAN
    Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist
    Advanced Oncology Nursing Resources
    Huntington Beach, California
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  • 11.  RE: Masters program in oncology

    Posted 16 days ago
    Thank you, Debi.  I'll check with ONCC.

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    Sue Ellen Glover, MSN, RN, OCN, CBCN
    Oncology Nurse Navigator
    St. Petersburg General Hospital
    St. Petersburg, FL
    727-344-4743
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  • 12.  RE: Masters program in oncology

    Posted 16 days ago
    Good morning-

    I saw your post in the ONS Discussions about interest in an online CNS program.  Please feel free to contact me at your convenience. Loyola University Chicago has over 15 years of offering oncology specialty MSN content, as well as post-grad certificate options (since you already have a MSN) in an online format and with the ability to complete clinicals locally.

    Patricia Friend PhD, APRN-CNS, AOCNS, AGN-BC

    Associate Professor and Program Director

    Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

    Loyola University Chicago

    Health Sciences Campus Building 125, Rm. 4535

    2160 S. First Ave.

    Maywood, IL  60153

    708-216-9553
    pfriend@luc.edu



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    Patricia Friend PhD, APN-CNS, AOCNS, AGN-BC
    Associate Professor and Program Director
    Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
    Loyola University Chicago
    Health Sciences Campus
    Building 125, Rm. 4535
    2160 S. First Ave.
    Maywood, IL 60153
    708-216-9553
    pfriend@luc.edu
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  • 13.  RE: Masters program in oncology

    Posted 20 days ago

    Hello,

    First thing you'll want to look at is type of nursing program. Are you looking for an NP program a CNS program, an education program, an administrator program? There are a lot of different programs that exist and many have different requirements and learning focus.

    If you're looking at a clinical program (like NP or CNS) that requires a clinical placement, the nurse will have to be licensed as an RN in the state of clinical placement (this may actually be a requirement for all Master's programs, I'm not sure I only looked at clinical master's programs). ​Every state has different licensing requirements/costs to get and renew. Information is available on the State Board of Nursing website in each state. In terms of clinical placement, coming from far away you'll probably want to find a program that finds clinical placements for you. (There are several programs that expect the student to find their own clinical placement which can be challenging if you don't have a local network, especially if there are lots of students in the area seeking placements.) Some schools require that the student have a vehicle as not all placements may be local or available on public transit.

    Some programs can be made into more specialized programs. For example, my Master's is a pediatric clinical nurse specialist. But all of my clinical placements were in pediatric oncology so I was able to specialize most of my coursework into pediatric oncology. This was an opportunity my school offered due to local hospitals I could partner with, and I was the only student who wanted pediatric oncology so it worked for me. But my degree doesn't specify oncology.

    I'd also think about learning style. Some schools do all in classroom for didatic, some do all on-line and some are blended. (It is possible if enrolling in a primarily online, all but the clinical portion can be done from home.)

    Also cost, there is a huge variation in what different programs cost and what financial aid, if any, is available. There may be additional costs such as requiring you to purchase malpractice insurance while enrolled as a clinical student that aren't part of the turition costs. I'd also suggest looking to the outline of courses/schedule and see if it's feasible if there are other requirements such as family/work. Some programs are shorter but super intense, and some allow part-time/longer options.

    Most schools will be able to answer these questions via email if you reach out. Also many will allow you to speak with a current student to ask questions as well.



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    Amanda Lulloff PhD RN PCNS CPHON
    Clinical Nurse Specialist
    Pleasant Hill IA
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  • 14.  RE: Masters program in oncology

    Posted 16 days ago
    Hi Namitha-
    I would suggest your friend look into the Adult/Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist with Oncology Specialty program at Loyola University Chicago. Their program is all online and they assist with setting up local clinical rotations.

    I attended here so please let me know if you have any questions!
    Grace

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    Grace Brown MSN RN AGCNS-BC
    Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist
    Spectrum Health
    Grand Rapids MI
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