ONS Fundamentals of Chemotherapy Immunotherapy Administration™



PLEASE NOTE: A revised and updated version of ONS Fundamentals of Chemotherapy Immunotherapy Administration™—featuring newly-enhanced interactive and engaging content—will be available for purchase in December 2023.

Earn Your ONS Chemotherapy Immunotherapy Provider Card

This course is one of two options for nurses who administer chemotherapy and immunotherapy and are looking to earn the ONS Provider Card.

Which course is right for you?

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

  • You have been administering chemotherapy and/or immunotherapy for less than one year.


  • You administer chemotherapy and/or immunotherapy infrequently, for example, less than once a month. 

Still not sure? Click below to learn which course is right for you!

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Need a more advanced program that offers the ONS Provider Card? Try the ONS/ONCC Chemotherapy Immunotherapy Certificate Course.

If you’re a nurse who is new to oncology, administering or planning to administer chemotherapy/immunotherapy, or caring for patients receiving chemotherapy this course is your first stop. You’ll receive the fundamentals of administration regardless of the volume and frequency of chemotherapy and immunotherapy administered. Plus, you’ll earn NCPD and an ONS Chemotherapy Provider Card (a small downloadable, printable card that indicates course requirements have been met). The e-book version of Chemotherapy and Immunotherapy Guidelines and Recommendations for Practice is included with the course registration.

This course is available for purchase on its own, or as part of the Foundations of Oncology Nursing Practice Bundle. It 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 access for 180 days from date of purchase, after which you will no longer be able to access the course.

To receive nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) contact hours, the following requirements must be met prior to the closing date and time of the course: 

  • Achieve 80% or higher on the post‐test. (Note: You will have two [2] attempts to achieve a score of 80% or higher on the post-test.)
  • Completion of the course evaluation. A course evaluation MUST be completed to be granted the NCPD contact hours. The evaluation link is locked until passing the post-test.

Course Topics

  • Types of Antineplastic Therapies
  • Drug Administration
  • Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs
  • Complications of Chemotherapy Infusion
  • Caring for Patients

Expected Outcomes

Upon completion of this activity, the learner will demonstrate knowledge of chemotherapy and immunotherapy administration and safe handling by achieving a post-test score of 80% or more.

Target Audience

This course is designed to meet the educational needs of nurses and other health care professionals new to oncology who provide care for patients receiving chemotherapy and immunotherapy and are preparing to administer  plan to administer chemotherapy/immunotherapy. It will provide the fundamentals of administration regardless of the volume or frequency administered. Review this Chemotherapy Course Guide to help with your decision.

If you're looking to obtain a solid foundation in oncology, you can also try the Foundations of Oncology Nursing Practice Bundle, which includes this course. Save when you purchase the below courses together or you may also purchase individually.

Foundations of Oncology Nursing Practice Bundle

Do You Administer Chemotherapy/Immunotherapy More Regularly?

You may benefit from the ONS/ONCC Chemotherapy/Immunotherapy Certificate Course. 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 and experience and is not an introductory course.

Have You Taken This Course and Need to Renew?

Who is eligible for the renewal course?

If you have earned your ONS Provider Card through Fundamentals of Chemotherapy Immunotherapy Administration Course, you are eligible to renew through the Fundamentals of Chemotherapy Immunotherapy Administration Renewal Course every two years assuming that you are not more than 30 days past your expiration date. Check your ONS Provider Card or ONS profile for the expiration date of your card. Please note that the course name was changed on 3/1/18.

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 5 ILNA points may be applied to Coordination of Care OR 2 points to Disease-Related Biology OR 2 points to Navigation OR 2 points to Oncologic Emergencies OR 4 points to Professional Practice OR 3 points to Psychosocial OR 5 points to Scientific Basis for Practice OR 4 points to Symptom Management OR 6 points to Treatment OR 1 point to Basic Concepts for Transplantation OR 1 point to Types of Transplants and Sources of Stem Cells.

No more than 9 total points may be claimed for the program.

Technical Requirements

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After upgrading to one of these supported browser versions, please ensure your computer is set up to support the following additional requirements before beginning the lessons.

Additional Requirements**:

**If you're using a work computer for your course, the installation of these components may require assistance from the IT department at your place of business.