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Flynn Fellowship - Oncology

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Job ID: 199480
Category: Nursing
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States

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The Susan D. Flynn Oncology Nursing Fellowship program is an 8 week paid summer extern program for nursing students who will have completed their junior year curriculum by the end of the Spring 2024 semester and in good academic standing from either The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing or Villanova University College of Nursing

The program is a product of the Susan D. Flynn Oncology Nursing Training and Development Fund, named after the late wife of Stamford businessman Frederick C. Flynn Jr. Susan Flynn died in 2013, following a three-year battle with ovarian cancer.

The program is intended to help stimulate the career interest and foster the professional development of potential Oncology Nurses. The Fellowship will enhance the student’s core clinical education through direct observation of Oncology patient care and exposure to related patient care duties and services that typify Oncology nurses’ valuable role and important inter-relationships with other members of the healthcare team.

Opportunities to attend various pertinent internal educational programs and meetings with key staff members at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania will provide additional learning experiences for the student nurse. Additionally, the program is designed to provide the nursing student with an opportunity to strengthen and reinforce his or her knowledge and skill in the practice of nursing under direct supervision of a registered nurse or advanced practice nurse preceptor and ease the transition of the realities of the work world.

The Oncology Student Nurse Fellow will attend special experience days in various areas, educational seminars, as well as follow his or her preceptor’s work schedule and will help provide direct care for that nurse’s patients. By the end of the 8 week program, students will have completed an Evidence-based Practice or Quality Improvement project, under the advisement and support of a nursing preceptor.

The Fellowship program includes a comprehensive scope of direct observational and learning experiences within the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) including exposure to:

• Oncology Nursing (possible roles/typical responsibilities, applied practice, possible career opportunities, etc.)

• Medical & Surgical Oncology (including treatment plans, key policies/procedures, patient education, etc.)

• Clinical Research

• Oncology Office/Functional Organization (organization, functions, roles/responsibilities)

• Palliative Care Department (organization, resources, services)

• Infusion Services

• Radiation Therapy

• Home Hospice Services

• Patient Support Programs

• Various Internal Oncology-Related Forums

In addition, as part of this learning/development experience, the student nurse will be required to complete a research project in some aspect of Oncology Nursing which will be presented to their supervisory management during the last week of the program

Minimum requirements:

This Fellowship is being offered exclusively to nursing students who will have completed their junior year curriculum by the end of the Spring 2024 semester. All students must be in good academic standing with a recommended GPA of 3.0 or greater.

Additional Information:

The program will span eight (8) weeks in length, from June 2024 through early August 2024 and will be conducted at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (in Philadelphia, PA). The schedule will include three to five shifts per week, ranging from 8-12 hour shifts; the daily schedule may vary during the week based on special experiences and opportunities.

To apply, interested students should complete the Application online. The complete application requirements must be received by January 1, 2024 at 5:00pm EST to be eligible for consideration. Interviews will occur the first week of March.

In order to apply successfully, you must do all of the following:

1. Complete the online application form.
2. Upload and attach a letter of reference from an academic advisor or faculty member.
3. Upload and attach an Essay describing career goals, interest in Oncology nursing, and evidence of leadership
4. Upload and attach a copy (unofficial is fine) of your current academic transcript.

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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