National Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Day


On September 8th, National Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Day recognizes the hardworking and dedicated professionals bringing care to patients every day.

Honoring nurses caring for pediatric hematology and oncology patients, the observance takes place during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. These dedicated professionals provide quality nursing care for children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer and blood disorders. Additionally, they provide the highest standard of physical and emotional support to these most precious patients and their families.

Cancer is frightening enough. When applied to children, pediatric care requires special skills and training. Not only do children relate to pain differently, but their growing bodies require specialized attention. These nurses provide valuable care and guidance to families.

From the first diagnosis and through each treatment, these experts in pediatric care offer untiring support. Day and night, the nurses answer questions, monitor, and track progress. Their knowledge of each patient’s needs provides essential information to the entire team.

HOW TO OBSERVE #PediatricHematologyOncologyNursesDay

Recognize pediatric hematology/oncology nurses you know. Support them as they strive to make every child healthier and cancer-free. There are other ways to celebrate, too!

  • Are you interested in a nursing career? Explore this field of medicine as an option.
  • Participate in a job fair. Share your experiences in your specialty. You might inspire a future nurse.
  • Ask your nurses questions. They are professionals and will be able to provide you with a wealth of helpful information.

Use #PediatricHematologyOncologyNursesDay to post on social media.


The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) is credited with founding this National Day dedicated to the pediatric and hematology/oncology nurses across the country.

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