Caring for patients with cancer can be challenging, especially for new oncology nurses or those working outside of cancer care. This introductory course provides a foundation for providing care to patients experiencing a cancer diagnosis, treatment complications, or trouble coping. You’ll cover a range of basic topics, from cancer biology, treatments, symptom management, and patient and family care. This course is also a great refresher for experienced cancer nurses.
The 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.
Cancer Basics Course Topics
- What is Cancer?
- Understanding What Causes Cancer
- Exploring Cancer Risks, Prevention and Diagnosis
- Learning About Cancer Treatments: Part 1 Surgery
- Learning About Cancer Treatments: Part 2 Radiation Therapy
- Learning About Cancer Treatments: Part 3 Chemotherapy
- Learning About Cancer Treatments: Part 4 Hormonal, Biologic, and Targeted Therapies
- Clinical Trials
- Understanding Complementary and Alternative Medicines (CAM)
- Symptom Management
- Recognizing the Psychosocial Aspects of Care
- A Look at Future Trends in Cancer Care
Oncology Nurse Orientation Bundle
Don't want to choose between courses? This course is included in the Oncology Nursing Orientation Bundle. Save when you purchase these courses together or you may also purchase individually.
Upon completion of this activity, the learner will will demonstrate increased knowledge of cancer and its treatment.
From nurses, nursing students, nursing instructors to industry representatives, case managers, social workers, medical librarians, insurance company claims reviewers, and other healthcare professionals working in oncology, Cancer Basics provides you with a concentrated, self-paced learning experience on the fundamentals of cancer biology, cancer treatment, management of cancer-related symptoms, and patient and family care.
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 0.5 ILNA points may be applied to End-of-Life OR Psychosocial OR Survivorship.
Up to 1 ILNA points may be applied to Professional Practice OR Treatment OR Preparative Regimens.
Up to 1.5 ILNA points may be applied to Scientific Basis for Practice OR Symptom Management.
Up to 2.4 ILNA points may be applied to Disease-Related Biology OR Health Promotion/Screening and Early Detection.
No more than 6.4 total points may be claimed for the program.
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.