Oncology nurses in the Duke Cancer Institute are dedicated to excellence in patient care, education, and research across the care continuum.
We are transforming care delivery by implementing primary nursing models into our clinics, establishing standards of practice based upon the best evidence, and by collaborating with other disciplines within our academic medical center to bring compassion, science, and innovation to our patients and their families.
Our oncology nurses play an important role in community leadership, oncology research, nursing education, and professional development. Learn more about the valuable role nurses play at the Duke Cancer Institute:
All three Duke hospitals (Duke University Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, and Durham Regional Hospital) have achieved Magnet designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Association. Earned by only 5 percent of hospitals in this country, this honor recognizes the highest level of nursing care.
Duke University Health System received an American Board of Nursing Specialties Award for Nursing Certification Advocacy. This award recognizes health care organizations, facilities, or departments that are strong advocates of specialty nursing certification.
This is well-deserved recognition of DUHS Certification Councils’ efforts to promote a work culture that values and encourages nursing certification. Since 2005 we have been offering our own Oncology Nursing Certification Review Course that is free to DUHS nurses.