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Celebrating Oncology Nursing Month in 2020: The Year of the Nurse and Midwife

Celebrating Oncology Nursing Month in 2020: The Year of the Nurse and Midwife

Every May, we celebrate Oncology Nursing Month and recognize the critical role oncology nurses play in patient care. This year’s Oncology Nurses Month is of additional importance because 2020 is designated The Year of the Nurse and Midwife by the World Health Organization (WHO) in commemoration of Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday. Further, it is the culmination of their three-year Nursing Now! campaign to elevate the status and recognition of nurses worldwide.

Every day oncology nurses deliver steadfast care to cancer patients by explaining diagnoses, providing education, administering critical treatments, coordinating care, celebrating victories, consoling during disappointments and so much more. This important role is especially critical during the current global crisis. Despite the threat to their personal health, oncology nurses everywhere have provided essential care, treatment and support for patients trying to navigate their cancer diagnosis in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The US Oncology Network supports nurses year-round

The Network recognizes the important role nurses play in providing the highest quality patient care in a community setting and we are committed to supporting the professional growth and development of all our nurses and clinical staff.

Through our collaboration with the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), nurses in The Network have access to clinical education programs, various certification courses, including the ONCC FreeTakeTM Certification Program. In addition, they have access to leadership courses and other learning resources to further their educational opportunities.

We celebrate you

In recognition of Oncology Nursing Month, we would like to take a moment to turn our thoughts especially to the dedication and compassion of nurses in The Network. You represent the best of oncology nursing and the Florence Nightingale legacy! Thank you for what you do to support and deliver the best care possible to patients today and every day.