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NURSING SPECIALITIES KEY :

• Minimum Education required
Certification credential
• Certifications required
• Possible employment
• Reference / Resources
• Experience needed
Professional Organization
Hematology Nurse Involves treating patients with blood disorders and can include working in blood research , chemotherapy , blood transfusions , blood tests , and the patient education involved in all procedures .
• ASN / ADN or BSN
• Oncology Certification and Certified Pediatric Hematology Oncology
• For Oncology Certification : one year as an RN within 3 years of application ; 1,000 hours of oncology nursing practice , within 2.5 years of application ; 10 accredited CNE contact hours in oncology . For Pediatric Hematology Oncology certification : 1 year as an RN within 3 years of application ; 1,000 hours of pediatric oncology or hematology nursing practice within 2.5 years of application ; 10 CNE contact hours in pediatric hematology or oncology
OCN and CPHON
• Hospitals , physicians ’ offices , hospice centers , radiation centers
• Association of Pediatric Hematology Nursing ( www . aphon . org )
Also see “ Pediatric Hematology / Oncology Nurse ” section .
HIV / AIDS Care Nurse Involves caring for patients with HIV / AIDS , which includes treatment , medication management , and education about managing general health , safe sex , and the dangers of sharing needles . Requires knowledge of : basic pathogenesis of untreated / treated HIV infection ; the role of adherence in health outcomes ; basic antiretroviral medication regimens and dosing ; the need for MAC and PCP prophylaxis ; prevention methods ; pre-exposure prophylaxis , post-exposure prophylaxis , and non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis ; community and clinical resources available to patients who have barriers to access care or medications .
• ASN / ADN or BSN
• HIV / AIDS Nursing Certification
• 2 years in HIV / AIDS clinical practice , education , or research recommended , but not required
ACRN
• Hospitals , outpatient care clinics , physicians ’ offices
• Association of Nurses in AIDS Care ( www . nursesinaidscare . org )
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