ONS/ONCC Radiation Therapy Certificate Course

ONS/ONCC Radiation Therapy Certificate Course

Contact hours
On Demand

Radiation oncology requires you to possess a highly specialized knowledge base. In this program, you’ll learn how radiobiology is used to treat various forms of cancer, and recognize the risk factors and nursing interventions for the common side effects of treatment.

At the end of the course, if you pass the final exam (80% or higher), you’ll receive a certificate of added qualification from the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation and a CNE certificate from ONS. The radiation therapy certificate of added qualification is valid for three years. After the three year period, you can renew your certificate of added qualification by successfully completing the ONS/ONCC Radiation Therapy Renewal Certificate Course.

This course is available 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.

ONS/ONCC Radiation Therapy Certificate Course Topics

  • Fundamentals of Radiation Oncology
  • Radiation Safety
  • Treatment Modalities
  • Treatment-Related Side Effects
  • Continuum of Care
  • Special Population Management
  • Professional Practice

Expected Outcome

Upon completion of this activity, the learner will demonstrate knowledge of skills and tools for assessment and collaborative management of patients receiving radiation therapy by achieving a post test score of >80%.

Target Audience

This course is designed to meet the educational needs of nurses with more than (2) years of current or recent experience in radiation.

You may also be interested in the ONS books Manual for Radiation Oncology Nursing Practice and Education and Managing the Oral Effects of Cancer Treatment.

ILNA Breakdown

15 ILNA points may be applied toward:

  • 6 points: Treatment Modalities
  • 3 points each: Symptom Management, Psychosocial, and Professional

3 ILNA points may be applied toward:

  • 3 points: Professional
Learning Objectives
  • Discuss the principles of radiobiology and their applications to patient care.
  • Explain the indications for and patient management of various radiation therapy modalities.
  • Recognize and identify interventions for the management of acute and chronic side effects of radiation therapy.
  • Define the emotional and psychological impact of radiation therapy on the patients and their families.
  • Discuss the professional role of the radiation oncology nurse.

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 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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