ONS/ONCC Chemotherapy Biotherapy Certificate Course

ONS/ONCC Chemotherapy Biotherapy Certificate Course

Contact hours
16.00
On Demand
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This course is one of two options for nurses who administer chemotherapy and biotherapy and are looking to earn the ONS Provider Card.

Which course is right for you?

You want to register for this course if both of these statements are true

  • You have been administering chemotherapy and/or biotherapy agents for more than one year.

AND

Course Description

This course will equip you with the tools you need to safely administer chemotherapy and biotherapy agents to your patients with cancer, while providing the type of quality care demanded by your institution. Plus, you’ll earn CNE, an ONS Provider Card (a small downloadable, printable card that indicates course requirements have been met), and an ONCC certificate of added qualification that indicates attainment of knowledge (which cannot be provided without first establishing that level of knowledge.) The e-book version of Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Guidelines and Recommendations for Practice is included with the course registration.

The primary purpose of this certificate course is to best prepare and reinforce critical information for safe administration and use evidence to manage acute side effects and adverse events related to chemotherapy and biotherapy administration. 

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 three months.

ONS/ONCC Chemotherapy Biotherapy Certificate Course Topics

  • Alkylating Agents
  • Antimetabolites
  • Antitumor Antibiotics
  • Routes of Administration
  • Dose Limiting Symptoms
  • Safety Issues: Cumulative Dose
  • Safety Issues:  Extravasation and Vesicant Administration
  • Plant Alkaloids
  • Biotherapy Overview
  • Occupational Exposure
  • Administration of Chemotherapy and Biotherapy
  • Legal and Ethical Issues Related to Cancer Treatment

Expected Outcome

Upon completion of this activity, the learner will demonstrate knowledge of chemotherapy and biotherapy administration and symptom management by passing the post-test with score of > 80%.

Target Audience

This course is intended for nurses who have knowledge of cancer basics and are in a position to regularly administer chemotherapy and biotherapy.

Still Wondering if This Course is Right for You?

The course is intended for nurses who have knowledge of cancer basics and are in a position to regularly administer chemotherapy and biotherapy. It builds on a foundation of cancer knowledge, with the learner earning an ONCC certificate of added qualification upon successful completion. It is not an introductory program. Review this Chemotherapy Course Guide to help with your decision.

Have You Taken This Course and Need to Renew?

Who is eligible for the renewal course?

If you have earned your ONS Provider Card and ONCC certificate of added qualification in 2015, you will be eligible to take the ONS/ONCC Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Certificate Renewal Course.

Check this list of frequently asked questions.

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ILNA Breakdown

OCN®, AOCNP®, and AOCNS®
16 ILNA points* may be applied toward:

  • 8.6 points: Scientific Basis/Diagnosis
  • 14.5 points: Treatment Modalities
  • 7.3 points: Symptom Management
  • 2.9 points: Psychosocial
  • 5.4 points: Oncologic Emergencies
  • 3.5 points: Survivorship
  • 12.4 points: Professional

CPHON®
16 ILNA points* may be applied toward:

  • 14.5 points: Treatment Modalities
  • 7.3 points: Symptom Management
  • 2.9 points: Psychosocial
  • 5.4 points: Oncologic Emergencies
  • 3.5 points: Survivorship
  • 12.4 points: Professional
  • 8.6 points: Disease Related Biology

CBCN®
16 ILNA points* may be applied toward:

  • 8.6 points: Scientific Basis/Diagnosis
  • 14.5 points: Treatment Modalities
  • 12.7 points: Symptom Management
  • 2.9 points: Psychosocial
  • 3.5 points: Survivorship
  • 12.4 points: Professional

BMTCN®
16 ILNA points* may be applied toward:

  • 3.5 points: Survivorship
  • 12.4 points: Professional
  • 8.6 points: Basic Concepts and Indications for Transplantation
  • 8.6 points: Types of Transplants and Sources of Stem Cells
  • 14.5 points: Preparative Regimens and Stem Cell Infusion
  • 11.8 points: Post-Transplant Issues

*Note that some of the course content applies to multiple content areas. The numerical value indicates the maximum amount of points that can be claimed in each domain. The total amount of ILNA points claimed may not exceed the total amount of CNE awarded from this course.

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

$199.00
Member
$279.00
Nonmember

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 help@ons.org or 866-257-4667, option 2. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am–5 pm EST.

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