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Data to date indicates that most learners are completing the course is approximately 15 hours. This is in line with the number of contact hours of continuing nursing education awarded. ONS does not recommend attempting to complete the course within the last 48 hours of availability to allow time for grading of discussions and reposting if needed.
The new course provides entirely new content, new learning objectives, and new test items. Its primary focus is to provide and reinforce critical information for safe administration and to apply evidence to manage acute side effects and adverse events related to chemotherapy and biotherapy administration. The course isn’t the old content in an online format; rather, it is a more focused, intense course intended for those who will frequently administer chemotherapy and biotherapy.
The course is a non-degree granting program that provides instruction and training around a narrow set of knowledge, skills, and competencies associated with completion of a process, provision of a service, or fulfillment of continuing education requirements. Certificates indicate attainment of knowledge, something which cannot be provided without first establishing that level of knowledge.
To obtain continuing nursing education credits, the provider card, and the certificate of added qualification, course participants must
- Complete all course lessons
- Successfully complete all discussion posts
- Successfully complete the post-test with a score of 80% or higher
It is important to adhere to all aspects of the ONS Educational Integrity statement as well.
The course is designed to provide interaction between learners with varying levels of expertise. Learning from colleagues is a strength of this course and has led to several ideas for practice improvement. Learners also have the opportunity to interact with course facilitators. The facilitators will review information posted and ask for additional detail and/or correct information that may be incorrect. Given this information, it is important to fully engage in the discussions. Your participation helps make this course a success for you and your peers.