ONS/ONCC Radiation Therapy Certificate™



This expanded and revised course is designed to provide the nurse who is new to radiation therapy or those refining their knowledge of advancements in radiation therapy with the knowledge necessary to care for patients whose treatment regimen includes radiation therapy, as well as their families.

Upon completion of this course and achievement of a passing score on the course post-test, learners will receive an Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation certificate of added qualification, which proves mastery knowledge of the content. A certificate of added qualification builds confidence in learners’ current practice and demonstrates their knowledge of the course content.


This course includes the following new features:

  • Learning checkpoints to increase learning retention
  • Downloadable tools and tables for future reference
  • New and revised content based on ONS’s Manual for Radiation Oncology Nursing Practice and Education (fifth edition), including:
    • Chemical modifiers of radiation and the latest treatment modalities
    • Distress and coping
    • Site-specific toxicities
    • Oncologic emergencies
    • Special population management (including new content on adolescents and young adults)


  • 180 days of access to the self-paced course content
  • Course content that is based on the Manual for Radiation Oncology Nursing Practice and Education (fifth edition).

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.

Upon successful completion of the program post-test with a score of 80% or higher and completion of the program evaluation, you will receive:

A Certificate of Completion reflecting both 10.75 nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) contact hours and added qualification demonstrating mastery of the subspecialty of radiation therapy. The certificate of added qualification is neither a professional certification nor licensure.

Course Topics

  • Fundamentals of radiation oncology
  • Radiation safety
  • Treatment modalities
  • Treatment-related side effects
  • Continuum of care
  • Professional practice

Expected Outcomes

Upon completion of this activity, the learner will achieve a post-test score of 80% or higher, demonstrating knowledge of skills and tools for assessment and collaborative management of patients in oncology receiving radiation therapy.

Target Audience

This course is designed for nurses, educators, and other healthcare providers seeking the education and skills required to care for patients receiving radiation therapy and their families.

ILNA Breakdown

No more than 10.75 total points may be claimed for the program. Up to 10.75 ILNA points may be applied to Care/Cancer Continuum OR Oncology Nursing Practice OR Professional Practice/Performance OR Symptom Management, Palliative Care, Supportive Care OR Treatment. 

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