In an effort to identify the fundamental knowledge, skills, and expertise required for oncology nurses to perform proficiently in their roles, ONS has developed the Oncology Nurse Generalist Competencies to define and guide oncology nurse generalist practice. The competencies reflect the cancer-specific knowledge base and clinical expertise needed in the first 1-2 years of oncology nursing, building upon basic nursing knowledge and skills established in school or in practice. Potential methods of measurement accompany each competency statement.
Our other competencies transcend specific roles to define the required skills and responsibilities all oncology nurses need to transform nursing and cancer care. These competencies empower the oncology nursing profession at multiple levels.