Resources for Staff Nurses

Resources for Staff Nurses

ONS is the professional home of the frontline oncology nurse—and as a member, you’ll receive free access to or sizable discounts on all of our education and practice tools.

Continuing Nursing Education

Online Courses

Solve your clinical practice questions with self-paced courses on every topic in oncology nursing. Through expert-led instruction and discussion forums, you’ll build your knowledge base while problem-solving for the workplace. For a quick glance at all our offerings, view our online course listing.

Chemotherapy Courses

ONS offers two options for nurses who administer chemotherapy and biotherapy and are looking to earn the ONS Provider Card. Your choice will depend on how often you administer chemotherapy.

Chemotherapy Biotherapy: Fundamentals of Administration

For nurses who administer chemotherapy less than once per month, you'll earn your ONS Provider Card and 9.10 contact hours when you successfully complete Chemotherapy Biotherapy: Fundamentals of Administration.

ONS/ONCC Chemotherapy Biotherapy Certificate Course

For nurses who administer chemotherapy more than once per month and have at least one year of experience, you'll earn your ONS Provider Card, 15 contact hours of CNE, and a certificate of added qualification from ONCC when you successfully complete the ONS/ONCC Chemotherapy Biotherapy Certificate Course

Save on Certification

ONS members save big on ONCC certification exams and also receive discounted CNE that they can apply to ILNA certification renewal.

Clinical Practice Resources

Clinical Inbox

Do you have a hands-on question for the ONS education team? Email our experts at

Evidence-Based Practice

Learn which treatments are most effective for patients with cancer—and which aren’t. Visit the Putting Evidence Into Practice webpages to learn about evidence-based interventions for more than 20 different cancer topics.

ASCO/ONS Chemotherapy Safety Administration Standards

The gold standard for chemotherapy administration, applied by institutions everywhere to ensure the safest care for nurses and their patients.

Video Presentations

For more information on nurses, chemotherapy, and pregnancy, watch Nurses, Chemotherapy, and Pregnancy: What Do We Know? and Advocating for the Provision of Alternate Responsibilities for Nurses Who Are Pregnant, Breastfeeding, or Trying to Conceive.

Choosing Wisely Initiative

Choosing Wisely is an initiative of the ABIM Foundation that seeks to advance a national dialogue on avoiding unnecessary medical tests, treatments and procedures. The initiative includes a list 25 commonly used treatment approaches that are not always necessary or advisable, including 5 ONS evidence-based recommendations.

Awards, Grants, and Scholarships

Nominate a colleague for one of 39 ONS awards, many of which are intended for staff nurses. Receive funding from an ONS affiliate toward your education, certification, or oncology nursing project.

Books and Publications

Read books for oncology nurses on cancer treatment, symptom management, and site-specific cancers. 

ONS Voice

With short articles and news summaries, the official news magazine of ONS is designed for busy cancer nurses.

Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing (CJON)

CJON provides the practical information you need to care for patients with cancer and their families.

Oncology Nursing Forum (ONF)

ONF offers the research information you need to implement evidence-based practice.


ONS has more than 230 local chapters where you can learn and network with dedicated oncology nurses. Or, connect with others in your oncology nursing specialty area or additional topics of interest through ONS's community platform.