Hematology Nursing

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 nursing often goes together with oncology nursing, since many blood disorders are cancer related.

Preparation Path

  • Attain a BSN
  • Pass the NCLEX and become an RN
  • Gain clinical experience in hematology/oncology
  • Earn OCN or CPHON certification

Annual Salary Range
$67,320 – 84,197

Typical Tasks

  • Taking medical histories
  • Performing examinations
  • Interpreting diagnostic blood tests
  • Starting IVs
  • Educating patients and families on care procedures

Employment Settings

  • Hospitals
  • Cancer treatment centers
  • Physicians’ offices
  • Outpatient clinics


Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN), Certified Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurse (CPHON) for pediatrics

Education Requirements


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