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An Interview with Susan Dowman, RN, BSN, OCN

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In celebration of Oncology Nursing Month, we interviewed nurses on staff at eviti, Inc. to learn more about their role within the company and why they do what they do.

Susan Dowman, RN, BSN, OCN
Knowledge Base Manager

Susan Dowman, RN, BSN, OCNHow long have you been a nurse?
26 years!

Why did you become a nurse?
I became a nurse for reasons ranging from my interest in medicine, to a thirst to know more about the human condition, to, most importantly, my need to be involved in the care of people who need my help.

What is your role at eviti, Inc.?
As a member of the content team, I contribute in building and maintaining the eviti library of evidence-based treatments for cancer patients.

How does your role at eviti impact patients differently than working with patients in the clinical setting?
I no longer provide direct care for patients, but rather help to ensure that cancer patients are receiving the appropriate treatment for their disease.

What do you enjoy most about your job?
I enjoy the challenge.

How has nursing changed over the last 10 years?
Nursing has become more challenging with our changing healthcare system. Nurses today are expected to be better educated and more in tune with all aspects of the patient experience.

What advice do you have for others who are considering becoming a nurse?
I would highly recommend the profession, but anyone considering a career in nursing should be highly dedicated and passionate about the work they will do on a daily basis. Nursing is not for the faint of heart or for those who do not want to commit themselves completely.