Oncology Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Gears Itself Towards Recent Graduates

The Hematology/Oncology Nurse Practitioner Fellowship is a yearlong program which seeks to train those who have recently received their NP certification.

The Hematology/Oncology Nurse Practitioner Fellowship at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center in Miami, Florida, is a 52-week training program, explained Jessica MacIntyre, APRN, NP-C, AOCNP.

MacIntyre, executive director of clinical operations at Sylvester, spoke with Oncology Nursing News® about how the fellowship operates and their goal as a program. She also explained that while some nurse practitioners may want to cross over to oncology through the program, the fellowship is really geared towards recent graduates who have just been certified as nurse practitioners.

“We provide them rotations, across the health system in different subspecialties of oncology, so they can rotate through breast and GI, so they get solid tumor, hematology, stem cell, inpatient outpatient, and as an introduction, we actually have them rotate through our cancer care services, our social services, palliative care, the full scope of what it is to take care of on oncology patient and what are the resources and knowledge they need to be successful after they complete the program.”