Oncology Nurse Orientation Program


Comprehensive Orientation for Nurses New to Oncology

The ONS Oncology Nurse Orientation Program, available for institutional purchase only, provides didactic content for nurses new to oncology content, is evidence-based, incorporates ONS standards and guidelines, and supports new oncology nurses working toward certification based on the ONS Oncology Nurse Generalist Competencies. This comprehensive program includes preceptor resources and competence checklists for hands-on learning.

This program discusses the following topics:

  • The role of the oncology nurse in medical, surgical, and radiation oncology
  • Oncology nursing scope of practice
  • Legal and ethical issues related to oncology nursing practice
  • Cancer biology
  • Drug therapy covering all categories of chemotherapy and immunotherapy
  • Infection prevention and care immunocompromised patients
  • Vascular access device standards of care and management of complications
  • Basics of safe handling
  • Oncologic emergencies
  • Review of breast, colorectal and lung cancers, as well as hematologic malignancies

Email institutions@ons.org to learn more.