Graham discusses the importance of advance practice nurses not only as researchers and professors, but he also stresses that it is important to have advance practice nurses in the clinical setting as well to help improve the overall quality of life for patients.
However, though Graham states that advanced practice nurses are necessary in clinical practice and academic settings, he notes it can be challenging to complete a program such as this and retain employment, as many doctoral programs require five years for completion, plus the cost of tuition.
With that being said, Graham has found being a doctoral trained nurse rewarding and necessary as this will further nursing as a profession and will also help to improve patient outcomes.
Ashley Leak, PhD, RN, geriatric oncology nurse, Cancer Care Quality Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing at UNC Chapel Hill, explains the reasons she enjoyed attending the ONS Annual Congress meeting.
Joni Watson, oncology clinical nurse manager at the University Medical Center Brackenridge in Austin, Texas, discusses the importance of the ONS Annual Congress meetings and why she finds them to be exciting from a professional and personal standpoint.
The 2013 Nurse Compensation Survey Results Are In Michelle Bragazzi, BS, RN, 5/3/2013 32 In February, TheONC surveyed more than 600 oncology nurses to find out more about their careers. We wanted to know if they felt adequately compensated and satisfied within their ...
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