The Path to Becoming a Hematology Nurse
Hematology nurses are specially trained to care for patients with blood diseases or disorders, such as hemophilia, lymphoma and leukemia. They may also assist with blood transfusions, blood tests, research and chemotherapy. Hematology nurses initiate the plan of care and treatment needed to manage the symptoms of such disorders. Hematology nursing often goes hand-in-hand with oncology nursing, since many blood disorders are cancer-related. Advanced practice hematology nurses are able to prescribe drugs and order diagnostic lab work done, and many serve as educators for other nurses.
$59,000 - $86,000
Annual Salary Range
ASN or BSN
Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN), Certified Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurse (CPHON) for pediatrics