Heart of Oncology Nursing

You Want Me in Outpatient Oncology Nursing? A New Graduate Story

McKenzie Hawley

oncology, graduate, student, nursing, clinical
CJON 2016, 20(4), 446-447. DOI: 10.1188/16.CJON.446-447

When I was in nursing school, I was one of a handful of students presented with a unique opportunity to fulfill our medical-surgical nursing requirement: a six-week clinical rotation at a large, outpatient, National Cancer Institute–designated comprehensive cancer center. This opportunity was an innovative experiment between the College of Nursing at Seattle University and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA). The collaboration was coined the Dedicated Education Unit (DEU) by nursing management.

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