Cancer is the second leading cause of death among Palestinian population, and with an estimated incidence increase between 2.5- 24% annually since 2010. Nurses play an important role in the provision high quality care to cancer patients as well as risk reduction, service coordination, and health promotion. Palestine witness a severe shortage of qualified oncology nurses in both private and public sectors. This shortage is expected to be deepened in the midst of increasing cancer incidence and the establishment of new oncology centers. The shortage in specialized and qualified oncology nursing staff, as well as unstructured training programs, are challenges to improving cancer care in Palestine (Halahleh & Gale, 2018).
This proposed master program in Oncology and Palliative care nursing at AAUP is expected to provide exceptional oncology nurses who will be capable to fill the gaps and meet the oncology and palliative health care needs in Palestine.
After completion the program requirements the students are expected to
The field of Master of Science in Oncology and Palliative Care Nursing is receiving a considerable attention in recent years and expected to continue for many years ahead for its integral role in the care of cancer patients. Obtaining a master’s degree in Oncology and Palliative Care Nursing is becoming one of the highest needed degrees worldwide.
Professionals with a Master’s degree in Oncology and Palliative Care Nursing can have several career paths to choose including but not limited to: