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Hematology/Oncology (Adult), 11 North VUH

Janet LucasHello and welcome to our unit!

I am Janet Lucas, BSN, RN, manager of the Hematology/Oncology unit, also known as 11 North Hem/Onc.  We are located on the 11th floor of Vanderbilt University Hospital.

The environment on our unit is team-oriented, compassionate, and full of energy.

We care for adult patients ranging in age from 18 or older who are being treated for oncologic, hematology, and benign hematology associated illnesses. At times we also care for general medicine overflow. Our patients are unique because they may be admitted for chemotherapy, symptom management, a new treatment plan or the next step.

One of the perks of working on our unit is the amazing team work and empathy. There is so much to learn from this patient population; the appreciation and support shown between the staff and patients is remarkable.  

Our nurses are successful because they have a strong sense of patient advocacy, are able to utilize the vast amount of resources available, and freely support each other during difficult situations.

We orient new nurses to our unit by providing a 6 week unit specific orientation with knowledgeable and dedicated preceptors and an interdisciplinary team dedicated to your success. 

Our unit is in the Adult Oncology track of the Nurse Residency Program.

We encourage professional growth. 
If your career goal is to gain experience with chemotherapy, utilize the latest in research, or care for a variety of cancer diagnosis, Hematology/Oncology can help with this by providing education in chemotherapy as well as many educational opportunities throughout the year with optimal support.

If you have any questions about my unit, please email me at or visit Nursing Careers at Vanderbilt to explore open nursing positions.

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“The one thing I have learned on my unit is that you cannot do this job alone. It takes a team to care for our patients, and every part of that team is needed. The patients on this floor are hands down the most amazing population a nurse could ask to care for. I feel as if it is a reward to work with these patients. They uplift your spirit and are so appreciative of your hard work.”

Susan B., RN
Clinical Staff Leader
“Thank you for making a new nurse feel less daunting and for always encouraging me to grow and be the best I can be!” 
Maura S., RN
“When I started on 11N, y’all welcomed me with open arms and I know that this was where I was meant to be.”
Maryam L., RN
“There are no better people than all of my colleagues!”
Danielle S., RN