Being an oncology nurse means engaging in lifelong learning. To support this endeavor, ONS offers several continuing nursing education (CNE) opportunities—several of which are free for ONS members.

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Our CNE opportunities are updated often, with most course content revised and refreshed several times a year. Most importantly, all have been developed specifically for oncology nurses.

If you hold a certification from the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC) and have taken the Individual Learning Needs Assessment (ILNA), our CNE courses and activities include a breakdown of the specific subject areas where the CNE credits can be applied. They also include how many professional development points are awarded on completion.

The Oncology Nursing Society is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. The Oncology Nursing Society is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #2850.

  • Conferences

    Get the latest updates on ONS Congress, regional programs, and ONS sponsored conferences and events.

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  • CNE Courses

    Our self-paced courses cover a broad range of topics in oncology nursing and include offerings for nurses at every level working in every type of practice setting.

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  • Free CNE Activities

    ONS offers more than 50 contact hours of CNE for free to members. Explore current offerings now to get started.

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  • Regional Conferences

    Looking for in-person oncology nursing education closer to home? Hear popular sessions from the ONS 44th Annual Congress and earn 7.25 continuing nursing education (CNE) contact hours while networking with 200 local oncology nurses. Discover techniques to improve patient outcomes and enhance the skills you need to provide optimal care to your patients. 

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