An oncology nurse provides care for patients who either have cancer or are at risk of developing the cancer. For cancer patients who are critically and chronically ill, these oncology nurses monitor their physical conditions and symptoms, create management strategies and prescribe medication, and administer treatments such as chemotherapy or any other. For patients at risk of developing cancer, oncology nurses provide counselling services in cancer prevention, screening and detection. In most of the cases, advanced practice oncology nurses not only serve patients as caregivers but educators, consultants and researchers. To provide their patients with the best care possible, they consult and collaborate with other healthcare providers about health care plans and treatments. Oncology nurses strive to educate their patients by providing the patients with the most relevant and current information about their conditions. As researchers, they identify and examine problems in order to improve cancer treatments through significant findings.