We are Developing the Next Generation of Skilled and Compassionate Oncology Nurses
The Flynn Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of care for future cancer patients and their families. We facilitate and fund college-level nursing internship programs with several of the country’s leading cancer hospitals. Experienced Preceptors serve as mentors and role models for our student nurses. We are successfully attracting and developing the “best and brightest” nursing students, and creating a meaningful and rewarding career path for them while raising the visibility of the Oncology Nursing field.
“The Flynn Fellowship paved the way for my pediatric oncology nursing career by significantly contributing to the growth in my nursing skills and my ability to provide compassionate care to this vulnerable population. Thanks to this fellowship I feel well-equipped to provide patient-centered care to oncology patients and their families. It also opened countless doors in my professional career and helped me establish valuable relationships to further enhance my clinical knowledge and oncology nursing skills.”
Alexandra Ford, Quinnipiac University
Flynn Fellow at Connecticut Children’s
Pediatric Oncology Nurse at Connecticut Children’s
We offer hands-on clinical experience, mentorship, and a pathway to a fulfilling career in the important and rewarding field of oncology nursing.
We work with leading cancer hospitals and several of the country’s top undergraduate nursing schools to offer unique clinical experience, expert training in compassionate care, and individual mentoring to help develop the next generation of Oncology Nurses.
“As a college student, this fellowship was a small but impactful taste of what it is like to be an oncology nurse. I was exposed to all different ends of the oncology spectrum and saw more than any university clinical could ever offer. The Flynn Fellowship has allowed me the space to grow as both a person and an aspiring oncology nurse. Applying for this fellowship was the best decision I could have made.”
Natalie Kennedy, Sacred Heart University
Flynn Fellow at Smilow Cancer Hospital
Pediatric Oncology Nurse at CT Children’s Medical Center