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Hematology Nurse

A Hematology Nurse takes care of patients with blood disorders or diseases, such as hemophilia and leukemia.
Required education
ADN or BSN
Attributes
Patient-facing
Work hands-on, directly with patients.
Research-oriented
Analyze data and discover new ways to help patients.
Structured
Follow a routine that allows you to anticipate and prepare for every situation.
You’ll spend most of your time with patients, understanding their needs, and providing first hand care.
Nursing bag, medication, and signs cartoon graphic
What you’ll do

Communication

You’ll work closely with patients and report any developments to their doctors.

Education

You’ll help patients and their families understand their disease, how it gets treated and how they can help manage it at home.

Research

You’ll gather and organize data for research purposes and participate in research projects that study blood diseases.

Treatment

You’ll record medical histories, examine patients, and diagnose, administer medications and blood products, and create treatment plans for your patients.

Where you'll work
  • Hospitals
  • Doctors’ offices
  • Offices
  • Outpatient clinics
How to become a Hematology Nurse

02

Pass the NCLEX-RN.

03

Work as a Registered Nurse, gaining at least 2 years’ experience in Hematology and a year in Clinical Nursing.

04

Pass your Certified Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurse exam or Oncology Certification exam

through the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation.

05

You’re ready to work as a Hematology Nurse.

Join an Organization
Become a member of a Hematology Nurse organization to find career opportunities, learn from your colleagues, and support the profession.
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