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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. Plus, launching in January 2016 is the Chemotherapy Biotherapy: Fundamentals of Administration online course. This new course also offers an ONS Provider Card. Learn the difference between the two ONS Provider Card courses with this informational chart.
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 strongly endorses the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) policy brief that supports equal hospital visitation and decision-making rights to same-sex spouses or partners.