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Fox Chase Cancer Center and the Girl Scouts partner to promote oncology nursing careers

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA The United States Department of Health and Human Services reports that an estimated 2.8 million nurses will be needed in 2020. However, only 2,001,998 are forecast to be available. What can healthcare institutions do to ensure that a future nursing shortage does not affect their ability to provide patients with excellent care? These questions among many others surrounding the shortage will be addressed at the 29th annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress. Nursing career specialist, Maureen Mullin, RN, BSN, OCN, at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, Pa., offers advice and expert suggestions on how to combat the potential impact of a nursing shortage.

"Lack of exposure to oncology nursing may be one of the impediments in selecting this field as a career choice," explained Mullin. "Healthcare institutions are not the only ones who are aware or concerned about the future of nursing. At Fox Chase, we have joined forces with those groups looking to help and have explored unique tactics to educate and open the minds of students our future."

The Girl Scout's Nursing Exploration Patch, first developed by the North Carolina Center for Nursing, encourages junior, cadette and senior girl scouts to discover the variety of career choices available within the nursing profession. Participating scouts will learn about the responsibilities of nurses, the educational requirements needed to peruse this field and general health and wellness information. To obtain their patch, scouts must complete activities within five categories - career exploration, educational lessons, skill builders, service projects and technology.

An all-day program for the Southeastern Pennsylvania chapter of the Girl Scouts was planned, implemented and evaluated by a committee of Fox Chase nurses. Scouts were taught about disease prevention through the importance of sunscreen and safety in the sun, proper hand washing techniques, and enjoyed observatio
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Contact: Colleen Kirsch
colleen.kirsch@fccc.edu
215-728-7784
Fox Chase Cancer Center
27-Apr-2004


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