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Oncology Nursing Fellowship

The Susan D. Flynn Oncology Nursing Fellowship is intended to help stimulate the career interest and foster the professional development of potential oncology nurses. The program is focused on the critically important field of oncology nursing. 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 Greenwich Hospital will provide additional learning experiences for the student nurse.

The eight-week fellowship program includes a comprehensive scope of direct observational and learning experiences, including exposure to:

  • Oncology nursing (possible roles/typical responsibilities, applied practice, possible career opportunities, etc.)
  • Medical and surgical oncology (including treatment plans, key policies/procedures, patient education, etc.)
  • Clinical research
  • Oncology office/functional organization (organization, functions, roles/responsibilities)
  • Palliative care (organization, resources, services)
  • Infusion services
  • Radiation therapy
  • Home hospice services
  • Patient support programs

In addition, as part of this learning/development experience, and in collaboration with the program director, the student nurse will be required to complete a research project in some aspect of oncology nursing. The project presentation will take place at the completion of the program to senior administration and various discipline representatives.

Current Program

This fellowship is offered annually to two eligible seniors at Fairfield University School of Nursing. For current requirements and information about applying, contact:

Kristina Capretti
Oncology Program Director
[email protected]

For information on donating to the Susan D. Flynn Fellowship Fund, please visit the Greenwich Hospital Foundation site.