Education, Certification, and Role Delineation

Outlines the types of evidence-based content that RNs who are administering chemotherapy and biotherapy should receive, during both introductory and annual competency programs 

Suggests diverse ways that oncology nurses can engage in lifelong professional learning

Expresses strong support for oncology nursing certification and for the rigorous credentialing offered by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation 

Defines an oncology nurse navigator as a professional RN with oncology-specific clinical knowledge who offers individualized assistance to patients, families, and caregivers to help overcome healthcare system barriers. 

Encourages oncology nurses to advocate for genetic and genomic testing when appropriate, and to educate themselves on the clinical application of these technologies

Advocates for strategies that allow advanced practice nurses to practice to the full scope of their ability, including physician partnerships and state regulatory support