You usually need the chemo/bio certification from ONS and also OCN is helpful. But definitely the chemo/bio certification.
I administer chemo inpatient on a med-surg/PCU floor, and my hospital only required that I take the chemotherapy/immunotherapy administration course from ONS.com and they reimbursed me the cost of the course. I actually did their bundle which I think was fundamentals, biology, and administration and they reimbursed me for all of that. Takes a few days to complete the courses via online modules. I was able to do it on my days off.
I have my OCN, I would suggest at the bare minimum the Oncology Biotherapy Immunotherapy provider.
It isn't a requirement where I work; however, CE's are required. Certification isn't a difficult process.
Chemotherapy/immunotherapy certification is a must and some might require OCN
Certification? Central lines and Piccs are proper. One chemo doctor ran chemo through regular IV ports and fried people's veins.
Certification might be prudent as this stuff is toxic and precautions and vigilance is needed. Gloves are needed to dispose of the bags and lines as it appears to be ironic as is RoundUp? Do we always no what is in the IV bags we hang, lots of IV bags. A chemo floor has lots of IV bags to be hung.
What is the success rate for clients infused with chemo? Safety first and Turbo Cancer is real after the shots, I was told this after a friend was dead in 1.5 weeks; not sure about anything but safety and would like the information if there is a proposed certification.
No certification where I worked but probably exists.
I remain ignorant but will inquire.
Biotherapy certification from ONS and most places require OCN certification. I have been an infusion nurse for 17 years. Some facilities also like you to have ACLS since our patients tend to have pretty significant reactions
Look up ONCC, for information on getting certified; you will need to take the course, pass the test for the certification.
I have the certificates of chemotherapy with experience of 3 years
Certification in oncology and it would help if you are good at starting IVs. A background in med surgical or ICU will help
Chemotherapy class is usually provided by your place of employment during the first year with the organization that is all you need to become an infusion nurse. From there you can obtain an oncology nurse certification
I have worked hospitals that have their own training and certification. Personally I feel the ONS Chemotherapy Biotherapy certification is sufficient. It's a 2 year certification that will allow you to stay caught up on latest treatments. OJT is extremely beneficial!