Through this programme, you will develop the ability to create good relationships and meet other people with respect and acceptance.
The cancer nurse plays many roles
The cancer nurse meets patients and their next-of-kin at all stages of a cancer disease. When healing treatment is no longer available, the cancer nurse plays an important role in soothing painful symptoms and providing end-of-life care.
Important with updated knowledge
Cancer is a serious disease, which affects a person’s health- and life situation. Short periods in hospital create a need for increased competencies on all levels in healthcare services. It is essential to have updated knowledge of the cancer care discipline when nurses, both independently and in cooperation with other professionals, have to make decisions on professional, legal and ethical grounds. According to the Ministry of Health and Care Services, services must be effective, safe and secure and strengthen the user perspective. Services must be coordinated and characterized by continuity and interactions across professions and at levels where the resources are used optimally.
Specialization in cancer nursing qualifies for the following types of work:
- Cancer prevention
- Cancer patients of all ages, including children, with various cancer diagnoses.
- Cancer patients at various stages: Assessment, treatment, rehabilitation, palliative and terminal stage
- Other patients with serious and/or chronic diseases
The programme targets nurses who work within cancer care or who wish to work within cancer care in hospitals or the primary healthcare services. The programme is also relevant to nurses who are working with cancer counselling, information or teaching.
Students have the opportunity to make a study-trip during the programme, either domestic or abroad. The study-trip is designed to provide students with professional inspiration and ideas for the renewal of cancer care.
Study a master
Several university colleges and universities offer relevant master’s degree programmes. After completing the specialization programme in cancer nursing, the student can apply for admission to a master’s degree programme and also apply for approval of the specialization programme.