Newswise — Chicago (Aug. 12, 2013): The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) is pleased to celebrate the 4th annual Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Day on September 8, 2013.
Pediatric hematology/oncology nurses are dedicated to providing quality nursing care for children, adolescents and young adults with cancer and blood disorders. To coincide with Childhood Cancer Awareness month, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Day honors those nurses who provide the highest standard of physical and emotional support to the most precious patients: children with cancer and blood disorders, and their families.
“It takes a special combination of brains, heart and spirit to become a pediatric hematology/oncology nurse. Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Day helps to recognize the ongoing efforts of an incredible group of nursing professionals,” said Melody Ann Watral, MSN RN CPNP CPON® and APHON President.
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Day continues to garner attention nationally as more states recognize this special day. APHON members and friends can help spread the word by changing their profile or banner picture on Facebook to the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Day logo. APHON members are also encouraged to share their celebration stories on the APHON Facebook page to raise awareness of pediatric hematology/oncology nursing.
APHON is the professional organization for pediatric hematology/oncology nurses and other pediatric hematology/oncology healthcare professionals. Its members are dedicated to promoting optimal nursing care for children, adolescents and young adults with cancer and blood disorders, and their families. APHON provides the leadership and expertise to pediatric hematology/oncology nurses by defining and promoting the highest standards of practice and care to the pediatric, adolescent and young adult communities. ###