Symptom Management—Oncology APN



Get a complete overview of managing the common side effects of cancer treatment you’ll have to treat as an oncology APN. The Symptom Management—Oncology APN online course addresses the specific needs of oncology APNs related to managing symptoms and responding to oncologic emergencies. This course is designed for advanced practice 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 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

  • Side Effect and Symptom Management: protective agents, hematologic toxicities, gastrointestinal toxicities, cardiac toxicity, pulmonary toxicity, skin toxicity, bone effects, peripheral neuropathy, cognitive impairment, fatigue, pain, sleep disturbances, sexual alterations, lymphedema, ascites
  • Oncologic Emergencies: metabolic oncologic emergencies (hypercalcemia, SIAHS, TLS, DIC, sepsis and septic shock, hypersensitivity reaction), structural oncologic emergencies (superior vena cava syndrome, spinal cord compression, cardiac tamponade, increased intracranial pressure)

This course is included in the CNS Bundle and AOCNP® 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 test at a discounted rate.

AOCNP® Certification Review Bundle 

CNS Bundle

Expected Outcomes

Upon completion of this activity, the learner will demonstrate knowledge of evidence-based guidelines for the assessment and management of disease- and treatment-related effects in patients with cancer by achieving at least 80% on the post-test.

Target Audience

This course is designed for APNs with oncology experience who want to increase their knowledge about critical components of the APN role in cancer care. This course is also appropriate for APNs preparing for advanced oncology certification or renewal via ILNA renewal points.

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 2.3 ILNA points may be applied to Oncologic Emergencies. Up to 6.98 ILNA points may be applied to Symptom Management OR Treatment.

No more than 6.98 total points may be claimed for the program.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does this course offer pharmacology content?

Yes, this course contains some pharmacology content. View our estimated pharmcology content page for an estimate for this particular course.

Technical Requirements

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