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Should I take the course if I don't administer chemotherapy and biotherapy?

The course is intended for nurses who have knowledge of cancer basics and are in a position to regularly administer chemotherapy and biotherapy. It builds on a foundation of cancer knowledge, with the learner earning a certificate of added qualification upon successful completion. It is not an introductory program. If you do not need an extensive chemotherapy education, or are looking for more basic information, ONS offers the Chemotherapy Biotherapy: Fundamentals of Administration course. This course also provides an ONS Provider Card. Learn how this course compares to the ONS/ONCC Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Certificate Course with this informational chart.

What is recommend for inpatient nurses and others who do not frequently work with chemotherapy and biotherapy?

If you do not need an extensive chemotherapy education, or are looking for more basic information, ONS offers the Chemotherapy Biotherapy: Fundamentals of Administration online course. This 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. 

I completed the course but can’t print my provider card. What should I do?

You will receive an email from Education Chemo once your provider card is available. The email will provide instructions for printing your card at profile.ons.org, where you’ll log in with your username and password. Please note that only customers with an active provider card will be able to print their card. If you don’t know your user name and password, you can reset it using the “Forgot Password” link. If you are unable to gain access, contact ONS Customer Service.

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