A National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Make an appointment: 800-826-HOPE
Nursing Bookmark and Share

Nursing

From day one, compassion has been woven into the heart and soul of our institution. Compassion for our patient, their families,
 
At City of Hope, our professional practice model is role-based nursing, with a shared-governance model of leadership. We’re committed to providing opportunities for professional nurses to expand their skills and expertise, and practice at the highest levels of their licensure. With low nurse-to-patient ratios and initiatives like nursing sensitive outcome measures implemented across all units, our focus on quality is unsurpassed.
 
Our nurses foster close connections with those they care for, as well as those they care with. In an environment where every moment counts, you’re invited to share in the moments of compassion and healing that mean everything to our patients.
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

New Graduate Nurse Program

Join our team at the City of Hope, one of the top Cancer Hospitals in the US and the world. This program is designed for nurses who have just completed a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) program and are interested in an oncology career. This structured program will immerse new graduate nurses via an intensive classroom and clinical curricula that includes the following:
 
  • Nursing and Clinical Policy and Procedures
  • Oncology Core Curriculum (Adult and Pediatric Content)
  • Managing Psychological-Social Needs of the Cancer Patient
  • One-on-One Clinical Preceptorship
  • ONS Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Certification or APON Chemotherapy Certification
  • Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Training
  • Critical Care Training (additional three months for those hired into ICU)

July 2014 Program Requirements
  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing must be completed by June 1, 2014
  • California RN License posted to the California BRN by July 1, 2014
  • Priority given to New Grads with a minimum of 120 hours of Oncology rotation during Clinical Rotations
 
Program Dates
  • July 30, 2014
  • We will be accepting applications from April 1-30, 2014 through our website - The position will be listed as New Grad BSN Registered Nurse.
  • Notifications regarding the status of applications will be sent out by May 15, 2014.
 
Specialty Areas
  • Hematology
  • Hematopoietic Cell Transplant (HCT)
  • ICU
  • Pediatrics
  • Medical Oncology
  • Surgical Oncology
     
Benefits
Benefits effective first of the month following 30 days of hire, weekend premium pay, tuition reimbursement, self-scheduling, and specialty pay differentials.

Nursing

Nursing

From day one, compassion has been woven into the heart and soul of our institution. Compassion for our patient, their families,
 
At City of Hope, our professional practice model is role-based nursing, with a shared-governance model of leadership. We’re committed to providing opportunities for professional nurses to expand their skills and expertise, and practice at the highest levels of their licensure. With low nurse-to-patient ratios and initiatives like nursing sensitive outcome measures implemented across all units, our focus on quality is unsurpassed.
 
Our nurses foster close connections with those they care for, as well as those they care with. In an environment where every moment counts, you’re invited to share in the moments of compassion and healing that mean everything to our patients.
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

New Graduate Nurse Program

New Graduate Nurse Program

Join our team at the City of Hope, one of the top Cancer Hospitals in the US and the world. This program is designed for nurses who have just completed a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) program and are interested in an oncology career. This structured program will immerse new graduate nurses via an intensive classroom and clinical curricula that includes the following:
 
  • Nursing and Clinical Policy and Procedures
  • Oncology Core Curriculum (Adult and Pediatric Content)
  • Managing Psychological-Social Needs of the Cancer Patient
  • One-on-One Clinical Preceptorship
  • ONS Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Certification or APON Chemotherapy Certification
  • Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Training
  • Critical Care Training (additional three months for those hired into ICU)

July 2014 Program Requirements
  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing must be completed by June 1, 2014
  • California RN License posted to the California BRN by July 1, 2014
  • Priority given to New Grads with a minimum of 120 hours of Oncology rotation during Clinical Rotations
 
Program Dates
  • July 30, 2014
  • We will be accepting applications from April 1-30, 2014 through our website - The position will be listed as New Grad BSN Registered Nurse.
  • Notifications regarding the status of applications will be sent out by May 15, 2014.
 
Specialty Areas
  • Hematology
  • Hematopoietic Cell Transplant (HCT)
  • ICU
  • Pediatrics
  • Medical Oncology
  • Surgical Oncology
     
Benefits
Benefits effective first of the month following 30 days of hire, weekend premium pay, tuition reimbursement, self-scheduling, and specialty pay differentials.
We're a community of people characterized by our diversity of thought, background and approach.
 
We have career opportunities in nursing, research, allied health, business support and many other areas.
 
City of Hope employees enjoy excellent benefits and an environment that inspires wellness.
 
In addition to our main campus in Duarte, CA, we have several locations throughout the Los Angeles vicinity.
 
Current employees and external candidates are invited to explore our career opportunities.
 
Learn more about City of Hope's institutional distinctions, breakthrough innovations and collaborations.


NEWS & UPDATES
  • The body’s immune system is usually adept at attacking outside invaders such as bacteria and viruses. But because cancer originates from the body’s own cells, the immune system can fail to see it as foreign. As a result, the body’s most powerful ally can remain largely idle against cancer as the disease progres...
  • On Jan. 1, 2015, five City of Hope patients who have journeyed through cancer will welcome the new year with their loved ones atop City of Hope’s Tournament of Roses Parade float. The theme of the float is “Made Possible by HOPE.” The theme of the parade is “Inspiring Stories.” Her...
  • Are you thinking about switching from traditional cigarettes to e-cigarettes for the Great American Smokeout? Are you thinking that might be a better option than the traditional quit-smoking route? Think again. For lung expert Brian Tiep, M.D., the dislike and distrust he feels for e-cigs comes down to this: Th...
  • Hematologist Robert Chen, M.D., is boosting scientific discovery at City of Hope and, by extension, across the nation. Just ask the National Cancer Institute. The institution recently awarded Chen the much-sought-after Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award for boosting scientific discovery at City of Hope...
  • Great strides have been made in treating cancer – including lung cancer – but by the time people show symptoms of the disease, the cancer has usually advanced. That’s because, at early stages, lung cancer has no symptoms. Only recently has lung cancer screening become an option. (Read more about the risks...
  • Identifying cures for currently incurable diseases and providing patients with safe, fast and potentially lifesaving treatments is the focus of City of Hope’s new Alpha Clinic for Cell Therapy and Innovation (ACT-I). The clinic is funded by an $8 million, five-year grant from the California Institute for Regene...
  • Cancer is a couple’s disease. It affects not just the person diagnosed, but his or her partner as well. It also affects the ability of both people to communicate effectively. The Couples Coping with Cancer Together program at City of Hope teaches couples how to communicate and solve problems as a unit. He...
  • Chemotherapy drugs work by either killing cancer cells or by stopping them from multiplying, that is, dividing. Some of the more powerful drugs used to treat cancer do their job by interfering with the cancer cells’ DNA and RNA growth, preventing them from copying themselves and dividing. Such drugs, however, l...
  • During October, everything seems to turn pink – clothing, the NFL logo, tape dispensers, boxing gloves, blenders, soup cans, you name it – in order to raise awareness for what many believe is the most dangerous cancer that affects women: breast cancer. But, in addition to thinking pink, women should...
  • In February 2003, when she was only 16 months old, Maya Gallardo was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) and, to make matters much worse, pneumonia. The pneumonia complicated what was already destined to be grueling treatment regimen. To assess the extent of her illness, Maya had to endure a spinal ...
  • Former smokers age 55 to 74 who rely on Medicare for health care services have just received a long-hoped-for announcement. Under a proposed decision from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, they’ll now have access to lung cancer screening with a low-dose CT scan. The proposed decision, announ...
  • City of Hope has a longstanding commitment to combating diabetes, a leading national and global health threat. Already, it’s scored some successes, from research that led to the development of synthetic human insulin – still used by millions of patients – to potentially lifesaving islet cell transplants. Diabet...
  • Dee Hunt never smoked. Neither did her five sisters and brothers. They didn’t have exposure to radon or asbestos, either. That didn’t prevent every one of them from being diagnosed with lung cancer. Their parents were smokers, but they’d all left home more than 30 years before any of them were diagn...
  • They may not talk about it, but women with cancers in the pelvic region, such as cervical cancer, bladder cancer and uterine cancer, often have problems controlling their urine, bowel or flatus. Although they may feel isolated, they’re far from alone. Many other women have such problems, too. In fact, nea...
  • Cancer that spreads to the liver poses a significant threat to patients, and a great challenge to surgeons. The organ’s anatomical complexity and its maze of blood vessels make removal of tumors difficult, even for specialized liver cancer surgeons. Following chemotherapy, the livers of cancer patients are not ...