Breast Cancer: Survivorship and Quality of Life

Breast Cancer: Survivorship and Quality of Life

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The journey for a patient with breast cancer doesn’t end when treatment has been completed. As survivorship care planning becomes increasingly included in quality metrics, understanding the realities of survivorship, and the effects on quality of life, is key to successful care management. Breast Cancer: Survivorship and Quality of Life helps you anticipate, assess, and address these concerns.

This course is offered on demand. Instructions on how to immediately access the course will be sent to you in an automatically generated email receipt after you register. You will enjoy continuous access for six months.

Breast Cancer: Survivorship and Quality of Life Course Topics

  • Living with breast cancer
  • Physical, psychosocial, spiritual, financial, and legal concerns of survivors
  • Employment issues for survivors
  • Wellness and prevention
  • Physiologic changes (surgical, radiation, chemotherapy, hormonally influenced effects)
  • Sexuality
  • Psychosocial needs
  • Recurrence, palliative care and end of life

Expected Outcome

Upon completion of this activity, the learner will demonstrate knowledge of survivorship and quality of life issues associated with breast cancers by achieving a post test score of at least 80%.

Target Audience

This course is appropriate for oncology nurses who wish to increase their knowledge of breast cancer. This course is also appropriate for those who are preparing for oncology nursing breast certification examination and renewal via Individual Learning Needs Assessment (ILNA) renewal points.

This course is included in the Breast Cancer Bundle. Get the bundle at a discount rate, or register for any of these courses individually.

Breast Cancer Bundle

You may also be interested in these breast cancer publications from ONS.

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ILNA Breakdown

Content in this learning activity is applicable to meeting individual requirements for certification renewal through the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation's Individual Learning Needs Assessment (ILNA) renewal method. 

Up to 4.58 ILNA points may be applied to Symptom Management OR Survivorship OR Psychosocial OR Professional Practice OR End-of-Life.

No more than 4.58 total points may be claimed for the program.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify the physical, psychosocial, spiritual, and financial and legal concerns of breast cancer survivors.
  • Define the key components of a survivorship care plan for breast cancer survivors.
  • Identify Long term and late effects following treatment for breast cancer.
  • Identify issues affecting sexuality specific to patients with breast cancer.
  • Identify psychosocial and religious/spirituality needs specific to patients with breast cancer.
  • Discuss nursing roles related to recurrence, advanced disease, and end of life.

The Oncology Nursing Society is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.

ONS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #2850.

Individual Pricing Options


Group purchases are available

 Registering for 10 or more people? Group discounts are available for this course.

To find out more, contact ONS customer service at or 866-257-4667, option 2. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am–5 pm EST.

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