Nursing Careers Highlighted

Select Foothill students got the chance to hear firsthand what it's like to work in oncology (cancer) nursing, a highly specialized field that requires dedicated nurses.

A panel of eight oncology nurses with the California East Bay Oncology Nursing Society (CEBONS) discussed their careers with 90 students from Foothill's Health & Bioscience Academy and ROP (Regional Occupation Program) careers in nursing class. The presentation was informative and inspiring, touching on the many roles of oncology nursing. The nurses' jobs and insights were inspiring to our students.

The nurses with CEBONS presented a generous $500 grant to the Health & Bioscience Academy for Health Quest 2010.

Special thanks to Tanya Brubacker, RN, of the John Muir Health Cancer Institute, and Mary Prishtina, RN, of the ValleyCare Health Library & Ryan Comer Cancer Resource Center for making this event and grant possible. We appreciate the support of our professional community for the education of our future nurses, researchers, and health care providers.

Health teacher Linda Gullick, center, accepts a grant from Tanya Brubaker (left) and Mary Prishtina.

Students listen to oncology nurses Juliette Fisher, Bev Hart Inkster, Mary Prishtina, Tanya Brubaker, Alice Barlettani, Char Chan-Farrell and Aida Trias.

Posted Wednesday, March 10, 2010