Purpose/Objectives: To highlight oncology nurses as innovators who evaluate published data, develop new skills, and incorporate current knowledge into practice.
Data Sources: Published articles and book chapters.
Data Synthesis: Established methods of synthesizing knowledge that can be used to evaluate data and identify areas of innovation. Oncology nurses can influence the adoption of new ideas into their practice. As healthcare evolves, oncology nurses need to adapt and refine their skills.
Conclusions: Oncology nurses and oncology practices will need to demonstrate their value in the future healthcare paradigm. Oncology nurses must think more broadly about their roles.
Implications for Nursing Practice: Nurses should incorporate evidence-based techniques into their practice. Oncology nurses should identify and begin obtaining the skills needed to continue offering high-quality patient care as healthcare systems evolve.