Understanding the role of the immune system and how it fights cancer is a critical foundation for knowledge of immunotherapy. A Primer on the Role of the Immune System online course is intended to increase the understanding of immunology with application to current cancer treatment trends and facilitate management.
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.
Upon completion of this activity, the learner will be able to apply basic immunology principles to his/her understanding of how immunotherapy works to treat cancer.
This course is appropriate for oncology nurses who wish to increase their knowledge of the immune system and how immunotherapy works to treat cancer. The course is also appropriate for those who are preparing for oncology nursing certification examination and renewal via Individual Learning Needs Assessment (ILNA) renewal points.
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 3.2 ILNA points may be applied to Disease-Related Biology OR Scientific Basis for Practice OR Symptom Management OR Treatment.
No more than 3.2 total points may be claimed for the program.
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