Professional Practice—Oncology RN

Professional Practice—Oncology RN

Contact hours
On Demand

Learn more about the unique professional issues that accompany oncology nursing practice. You’ll delve into nursing standards, ethics, advocacy, evidence-based practice and so much more. The recently updated Professional Practice—Oncology Nurse online course provides in-depth guidance regarding what it means to be an oncology nurse and the issues you’ll face in this challenging subspecialty. This course is designed for oncology nurses 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 Nurse Course Topics

  • Professional Performance Overview
  • Scope and Standards of Oncology Nurse Practice
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Patient Advocacy
  • Navigation Throughout the Cancer Continuum
  • Quality and Performance Improvement
  • Professional Development and Interprofessional Collaboration
  • Accreditation and Certification Standards
  • Education: Teaching and Learning Principles
  • Ethical Issues
  • Legal and Risk Management Issues

Expected Outcome

Upon completion of this activity, the learner will demonstrate knowledge of professional practice issues key to effective oncology nursing practice by achieving a post test score of 80% or higher.

Target Audience

This course is appropriate for oncology nurses who wish to increase their knowledge of professional performance criteria specific to effective oncology nursing practice. This course is also appropriate for those who are preparing for oncology nursing certification examination and renewal via Individual Learning Needs Assessment (ILNA) renewal points.

This course is included in the OCN® 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 four courses plus a practice test at a discounted rate. 

OCN® Certification Review Bundle

ILNA Breakdown

Content in this learning activity is applicable to meeting individual requirements for certification renewal through the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation's Individual Learning Needs Assessment (ILNA) renewal method. 

Up to 6.03 ILNA points may be applied to Professional Practice.

No more than 6.03 total points may be claimed for the program.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify patient education strategies, barriers to learning, and mechanisms to address them.
  • Define the oncology nurse’s role in patient advocacy and the application of ethical standards.
  • Define the generalist oncology nurse scope of practice and mechanisms for implementation of evidence-based patient outcomes.
  • Define evidence-based practice and the role of the oncology nurse in attaining quality outcomes.
  • Identify the leadership role oncology nurses fulfill in patient navigation and interprofessional collaboration.
  • Identify the accreditation and certification organizational standards that impact oncology nursing practice and the oncology nurse’s role in realizing compliance.

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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