Oncology nurses need a solid understanding of cancer genetics and genomics and how they influence cancer care. Discover more about genetic influences on cancer, cancer risk assessment, and hereditary cancer syndromes and explore how genetics and genomics affect individualized approaches to disease prevention, intervention, and treatment.
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.
Cancer Genetics Course Topics
- Essential Competencies
- Genetics and Genomics Basics
- Biology of Cancer
- Diagnostic Molecular Markers
- Cancer Risk Assessment
- Cancer Prevention and Early Detection
- Indentification, Testing, and Risk Reduction in Common Hereditary Cancer Syndromes
- Ethical, Legal and Social Issues
- Direct-to-Consumer Marketing
- Establishing a Cancer Genetic Clinic
- Nursing Implications and Credentialing
You may also be interested in the ONS book Genetics and Genomics in Oncology Nursing Practice.
Upon completion of this activity, the learner will demonstrate knowledge of cancer genetics and genomics, and the role of the nurse related to cancer genetics by passing the post-test with score of ≥ 80%.
This course was designed to meet the educational needs oncology nurses, APNs, and non-oncology nurses who care for patients with cancer.
OCN®, CBCN®, AOCNP®, and AOCNS®
16.3 ILNA points may be applied toward:
- 16.3 points each: Scientific Basis
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.