In 1945, Nursing Administrator Ethel Chandler formally organized the Department of Nursing at Roswell Park Cancer Institute with 61 nurses under her direction. Today, the Department of Nursing boasts a dynamic and engaged staff of over 600 administrators, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, hospital clinical assistants and clinical support assistants.

The Department of Nursing promotes an environment whereby each patient's human dignity and human rights are recognized and respected.

The goal of the Department of Nursing is to provide excellent and comprehensive care to cancer patients during all phases of their evaluation and treatment.

The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care of nurses.