If you do not need an extensive chemotherapy education, or are looking for more basic information, ONS has several chemotherapy and basic cancer offerings. Consider these ONS courses to provide you with a cancer and chemotherapy foundation: Cancer Basics, Cancer Biology, Chemotherapy Basics, Chemo in Non-Oncology Settings, and Chemo for Non-Oncology Conditions.
The intended learner for the certificate course is a nurse who has knowledge of cancer basics and is in a position to regularly administer chemotherapy and biotherapy. Although these characteristics are not prerequisites to participate in the course, the course does build on a foundation of cancer knowledge, with the learner earning a certificate of added qualification upon successful completion.
The course is not an introductory program and should not be used as a first step in orientation for nurses with little or no understanding of the use of chemotherapy and biotherapy. ONS offers courses that complement many orientation programs by providing introductory information, essentially building an educational path to a point of preparedness to participate in the certificate course.