Approver Unit

Approver Unit

The ONS Approver Unit will cease accepting applications at 5pm, EST on September 30, 2017. ONS will only be accepting applications for programs that begin on or before December 20, 2017.

After careful consideration, ONS has decided to close Approver Unit operations and no longer offer these services.  ONS staff evaluated customer use of the Approver Unit and use of staff resources to maintain this service. We are making this change to reassign resources to better meet the needs of oncology nurses. Learn more.

The ONS approver unit reviews and approves continuing education activities for both generalist and advanced practice nurses. The Oncology Nursing Society is accredited with distinction as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Submit Your Application

Step 1: Read the 2016 Approver Unit application instructions.
Step 2: Prepare your template documents, which you will submit as part of your application.
Step 3: Visit the Approver Unit website and login with your ONS profile. If you do not have an ONS profile, you can create one on the Approver Unit website.

Template Documents

ONS is not able to grant retroactive approval, so please be aware of the submission deadlines outlined in the general instructions. For regular submissions, applications and all supporting materials must be submitted at least four weeks prior to the program start date. There is also an expedited review process for applications submitted between two and four weeks of the program start date (additional fees apply). Applications must be received by 4:30 pm EST or will be logged in for the next business day.

If you have any questions, please email us at

Fee Structure

Regular submission
For applications submitted at least four weeks prior to the program start date. Fees are based upon the type of organization submitting the application and the program's desired number of contact hours.

7 Contact Hours or Less

ONS Chapter: $85
Other Organizations: $115

7.1–14 Contact Hours

ONS Chapter: $125
Other Organizations: $165

14.1 Contact Hours or More

ONS Chapter: $200
Other Organizations: $265

Expedited submission
For applications with a program start date between 2-4 weeks from the current date, an additional fee will be required.

ONS Chapter: $50
Other Organizations: $100