Nursing is one of the most important parts of medical care. Oncology nurses practice in a variety of settings, including hospitals, outpatient clinics, private practices, long-term care facilities and more. The scope of oncology nursing spans from prevention and early detection, to treatment such as surgical oncology, radiation oncology, medical oncology, through symptom management and palliative care. Thoughtful for cancer patients is very rewarding. It’s also a physically, mentally and emotionally difficult job. Oncology nurses must keep track of several details throughout the day for each patient and they likely have to tend to several patients each day. One mistake could adversely affect a patient’s health, so their attention to detail is critical.