Professional Practice—Oncology CNS

Professional Practice—Oncology CNS

Contact hours
On Demand

Learn more about the nonclinical topics that affect oncology clinical nurse specialists. You’ll delve into nursing standards, ethics, legal issues, and so much more. The Professional Practice—Oncology CNS online course provides an in-depth look at what it means to be an oncology CNS and the issues you’ll face in your practice. This course is designed for oncology CNSs with some experience in oncology.

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.

Professional Practice—Oncology CNS Course Topics

  • CNS Education and Competencies
  • CNS Scope of Practice and Roles: direct caregiver and care coordinator role, mentor and preceptor role, consultant role, educator role, EBP and researcher role, clinical, professional, and system leadership role
  • Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Trends and Future Directions
  • Case Studies

This course is included in the AOCNS® Certification Review Bundle. It is a recommended course if you are studying for your certification exam or are renewing your certification via the ILNA option. You may take this course on its own or purchase the bundle of five courses plus a practice test at a discounted rate.

AOCNS® Certification Review Bundle

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Expected Outcome

Upon completion of this activity, the learner will demonstrate knowledge of the various roles of the oncology CNS by achieving at least 80% on the post-test.

Target Audience

This course is designed for APNs with oncology experience who desire to increase their knowledge about critical components of the APN's role in cancer care. The courses are appropriate for APNs planning to obtain advanced oncology certification and those requiring category-specific ILNA renewal.

ILNA Breakdown

4.77 ILNA points may be applied toward:

  • 4.77 points: Roles of the APN
Learning Objectives
  • State the responsibilities of the APN in coordination of care on a multidisciplinary team.
  • Recognize standards of care and professional practice for oncology clinical nurse specialists (OCNSs).
  • Identify and describe the various roles of OCNSs.

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

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