Post-Master's Foundation in Cancer Care

Post-Master's Foundation in Cancer Care

Contact hours
36.50
On Demand

Are you an advanced practice nurse new to oncology? Maybe you work outside of cancer care but are seeing these patients in your practice. Either way, this course is for you. You’ll learn to identify the principles of cancer biology, genetics, and genomics and the roles they play in managing a patient with cancer. You’ll use the course ebook—Advanced Oncology Nursing Certification Review and Resource Manualrecommended readings, learning checkpoints, case studies, and more to help you build a the foundation you need to care for patients with cancer.

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.

Post-Master’s Foundation in Cancer Care Course Topics

  • Cancer Basics, Genetics, Prevention, and Earl Detection
  • Diagnosis, Staging, and Treatment Planning
  • Cancer Treatment: surgery, chemotherapy, and targeted therapies
  • Side Effect and Symptom Management: gastrointestinal and peritoneal/ascites, myelosuppression, pain and peripheral neuropathies, respiratory
  • Oncologic Emergencies
  • Survivorship
  • Palliative and End of Life Care
  • Psychosocial Issues
  • Professional Practice
  • Complementary and Alternative Therapies

You may also be interested in the ONS book Clinical Manual for the Oncology Advanced Practice Nurse.

Expected Outcome

Upon completion of this activity, the learner will demonstrate knowledge of skills and tools for advanced assessment and collaborative management of patients with cancer by achieving a post test score of ≥ 80%.

Target Audience

This course is designed to meet the educational needs of advanced practice providers (nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and/or clinical nurse specialists) in all clinical settings with limited or no prior oncology experience or knowledge and who are interested in identifying advanced concepts in oncology care.

ILNA Breakdown

OCN®
34.1 ILNA points may be applied toward:

  • 3.6 points each: Screening, Scientific Basis, Symptom Management, Psychosocial, Oncologic Emergencies, Survivorship, and End of Life
  • 7.7 points: Treatment
  • 1.2 points: Professional

CBCN®
30.5 ILNA points may be applied toward:

  • 3.6 points each: Screening, Scientific Basis for Practice, Symptom Management, Psychosocial, Survivorship, and End of Life
  • 7.7 points: Treatment
  • 1.2 points: Professional

AOCNP® and AOCNS®
36.5 ILNA points may be applied toward:

  • 3.6 points each: Screening, Scientific Basis, Symptom Management, Psychosocial, Oncologic Emergencies, Survivorship, and End of Life
  • 1.2 points each: Professional, Coordination of Care, Roles of the APN
  • 7.7 points: Treatment

BMTCN™
4.8 ILNA points may be applied toward:

  • 3.6 points: Survivorship
  • 1.2 points: Professional

CPHON®
26.9 ILNA points may be applied toward:

  • 3.6 points each: Symptom Management, Psychosocial, Oncologic Emergencies, Survivorship, and End of Life
  • 7.7 points: Treatment
  • 1.2 points: Professional
Learning Objectives
  • Identify the principles of cancer biology, genetics, and genomics and how they play a role in the management of a patient with cancer.
  • Discuss the role of the advanced practice provider in screening, early detection, and prevention efforts.
  • Describe various diagnostic studies and how their results factor into the staging and prognosis of specific tumor types.
  • Discuss the care of the patient undergoing chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, and or hormonal therapy for the treatment of cancer.
  • Explain strategies to address the identification, assessment, and treatment of specific side effects and symptoms related to cancer and its treatment.
  • Identify appropriate management strategies for the oncology APN to initiate for oncologic emergencies.
  • Describe methods to assess for key survivorship issues and the role of survivorship care plans and summaries into advanced nursing practice.
  • Identify principles of palliative and end of life care.
  • Discuss the role of the oncology APN in helping to address the legal and ethical issues related to end-of-life care.
  • Discuss the psychosocial aspects of the cancer experience including cultural influences.
  • Recognize standards of care and professional practice for oncology advanced practice nurse practitioners.
  • Describe different complementary and alternative medicine / integrative therapies and their use in the care of the oncology patient.

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

$234.00
Member
$490.00
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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