Oncology Travel Nurse Career Guide
Oncology Travel Nurse Jobs With Nomad Health
Types of Oncology Travel Nurse Jobs
Pediatric Oncology Travel RN
Radiation Oncology Travel RN
Oncology Infusion RN
- Donning two pairs of gloves testing against chemotherapy agents during all handling activities.
- Gloves must be disposable and powder-free, made from nitrile, neoprene, or latex, and have a cuff long enough to cover the sleeves of the gown. Glove thickness will vary according to the material.
- Change gloves every 30 minutes or immediately if damaged or knowingly contaminated.
- With chemotherapy preparation, use sterile gloves as the outer glove.
- Wearing disposable gowns made from a low permeable fabric with back closure.
- Using eye and face protection when splashing may be a risk.
Outpatient Oncology Travel RN
Oncology Travel Nurse Salary Information
Highest-Paying Oncology Travel Nurse Jobs
Oncology Travel Nurse Job Description
Inpatient Oncology Travel Nurse Job Requirements, Skills, and Certifications
Central Line Management
Core Oncology Nursing Skills
Providing Psychosocial Care and Palliative Care
- Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN®)
- Certified Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurse (CPHON®)
- Certified Breast Care Nurse (CBCN®)
- Blood & Marrow Transplant Certified Nurse (BMTCN®)
- Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner (AOCNP®)
- Advanced Oncology Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist (AOCNS®)*
- Certified Pediatric Oncology Nurse (CPON®)
- Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse (AOCN®)
Frequently Asked Questions About Oncology Travel Nursing
Yes, oncology nurses are in high demand. According to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, the risk of getting cancer increases as people age, with half of the cancers being diagnosed at 65 and older. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death for women, while lung cancer remains the most common cancer for men. With the population of adults 65 and older expected to nearly double from 2018 to 2060, the demand for travel oncology nurses will likely remain high.
Yes. It’s worth it if you enjoy working with patients with cancer nationwide. As a traveling oncology nurse, you are fulfilling a critical need to help patients with cancer that deserve high-quality care.
At Nomad, the average pay rate for a traveling oncology nurse is $2512 a week, which is higher than the national average. According to ZipRecruiter, the average pay rate for a travel oncology nurse is $2061 a week.
Oncology Healthcare Resources
- ONS (Oncology Nursing Society) - https://www.ons.org/
- National Center for Biotechnology Information - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK13570/
- ONS (Oncology Nursing Society) - Chemotherapy Immunotherapy Certificate Course - https://www.ons.org/courses/onsoncc-chemotherapy-immunotherapy-certificate-course
- Voice ONS - Administering IV Chemotherapy Treatments - https://voice.ons.org/news-and-views/administering-iv-chemotherapy-treatments
- American Cancer Society - Chemotherapy Side Effects - https://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatments-and-side-effects/treatment-types/chemotherapy/chemotherapy-side-effects.html
- Voice ONS - The Intersection of Radiation and Medical Oncology Nursing - https://voice.ons.org/news-and-views/the-intersection-of-radiation-and-medical-oncology-nursing
- Voice ONS - The Vital Role of Oncology Nursing in Ambulatory Care - https://voice.ons.org/news-and-views/the-vital-role-of-oncology-nursing-in-ambulatory-care
- Voice ONS - Use Motivational Interviewing to Tailor Your Conversations to Your Patient's Unique Needs - https://voice.ons.org/news-and-views/use-motivational-interviewing-to-tailor-your-conversations-to-your-patients-unique?pk_vid=532d38d0ec861fa216788292275b3800
- Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses - https://aphon.org/about-us/pediatric-hematology-oncology-nursing
- ScienceDirect - https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2347562521002067
- National Center for Biotechnology Information - Metabolic Emergencies in Cancer Patients - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK518985/#:~:text=The%20metabolic%20derangements%20associated%20with,hypocalcemia%2C%20hyperphosphatemia%2C%20and%20hyperuricemia.
- Journal of Clinical Oncology - https://ascopubs.org/doi/full/10.1200/jco.2012.45.5733
- National Center for Biotechnology Information - Nursing Management of Patients With Acute Leukemia - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4544764/
- Population Reference Bureau - Fact Sheet: Aging in the United States - https://www.prb.org/resources/fact-sheet-aging-in-the-united-states/
- National Cancer Institute - Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Treatment (PDQ®) - https://www.cancer.gov/types/leukemia/patient/child-all-treatment-pdq
- ONS (Oncology Nursing Society) - Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting Prevention: Evidence-Based Practice - https://www.ons.org/pubs/article/225131/download
- Cancer.Net - Catheters and Ports for Cancer Treatment - https://www.cancer.net/navigating-cancer-care/how-cancer-treated/chemotherapy/catheters-and-ports-cancer-treatment
- National Cancer Institute - Total Parenteral Nutrition - https://www.cancer.gov/publications/dictionaries/cancer-terms/def/tpn
- World Cancer Research Fund - Worldwide Cancer Data - https://www.wcrf.org/cancer-trends/worldwide-cancer-data/https://ascopubs.org/doi/full/10.1200/jco.2012.45.5733
- American Society of Clinical Oncology. (2012). The state of cancer care in America, 2012: Advancing quality cancer care. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 30(15), 1835-1844. https://ascopubs.org/doi/full/10.1200/jco.2012.45.5733https://www.ons.org/sites/default/files/PPE%20Use%20With%20Hazardous%20Drugs.pdf
- Oncology Nursing Society. (2017). Safe handling of hazardous drugs: ONS standards. https://www.ons.org/sites/default/files/PPE%20Use%20With%20Hazardous%20Drugs.pdf