Our Expertise

Nationally Recognized

Among the top in cancer research and care. The only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the Mountain West.

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Cancer Care

Top 1% in patient satisfaction

Our Expertise

Nurses are essential members of the patient care team at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI). Our nurses provide expert and compassionate care to patients and their families—before, during, and after cancer treatment.

Many HCI nurses have taken the specialized training in cancer care required to become oncology certified nurses (ONC).

Our nurses are well educated and highly skilled in both clinical specialties and interpersonal relationships to provide the best in care:

  • Evidence-based
  • Consistent
  • Patient-focused

Practice Areas

HCI nurses contribute to outstanding cancer care and also support clinical research on new and better cancer treatments. Our team practices within the following areas at HCI:

Inpatient Cancer Care Units

  • Surgery
  • General medicine
  • Intensive care
  • Blood and marrow transplant

Outpatient Cancer Care Units

  • Clinics
  • Chemotherapy and infusion
  • Radiation oncology
  • Same-day surgery

Professional Development

HCI provides career training and professional development opportunities for our nurses. These include:

Huntsman Oncology Nurse Residency (HONR)

The HONR program is designed to help new nurses be successful in their first year of cancer care. The curriculum includes an evidence-based project to improve patient outcomes, mentorship, and professional development. At the completion of this 12-month program, participants become Oncology Certified Nurses (OCNs). 

Email hcinursing@hci.utah.edu for more information. 

Ongoing Professional Education 

HCI employs several nursing staff educators who provide orientation, skills training, staff development, and just-in-time training for nurses in all inpatient and outpatient areas.

Job Opportunities