By Your Side
By Your Side was developed in order to answer a critical need for oncology nurses statewide in California. Founded in 2010 by Past Grand Master William Bray and his wife Linda, the program seeks to make a profound difference in the lives of cancer patients and their families by putting oncology certified nurses by their side.
A single oncology certified nurse reaches hundreds of patients. The Masons of California will provide comfort and hope to thousands of Californians by bringing more oncology certified nurses to care facilities throughout the state.
Oncology nursing certification demonstrates professionalism, competency, experience, and baseline knowledge in this highly specific field, and imparts confidence to patients, patients' families, and caregivers.
Unfortunately, recent statistics demonstrate that the vast majority of nurses providing oncology care in California have not obtained their oncology nursing certification. Many are unable to pursue certification because of the financial burden associated with testing and membership fees.
By Your Side is intended to increase the number of never before certified nurses in oncology.
Click here to download the By Your Side Program Information, Guidelines, and Application.