Caring for cancer patients requires an in-depth knowledge of the clinical practices and the current treatments, interventional, and pharmacological therapeutics and other targeted therapies available. The critical role of Nursing Oncology in the testing, treatment and care of cancer patients involves an understanding of pathology results and assessing patients pre-, during and post-chemotherapy or immunotherapy, and the treatment side effects.
NextGenU.org's Oncology Nursing course was developed by a team of experts to ensure the safe, competent, quality delivery of care and enhance the understanding of cancer in local, regional and global contexts. Our course modules enable oncology nurses to prevent, identify, and treat patients with cancer and apply evidence-based interventions and collaborative care in a way that achieves optimal outcomes for their patients. This competency-based course will enhance overall holistic nursing competencies.
The Oncology Nursing course was sponsored by the Innovative Cancer Care Foundation (ICCF) and developed in partnership with Nurses International (NI) and NextGenU.org (NGU). Learning resources and materials for this course were provided by accredited, world-class organizations such as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the World Health Organization, the Pan American Health Organization, and International Guidelines, Universities, and peer-reviewed Journals. The Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) facilitates distance learning. NextGenU’s Instructional Design team and Nurses International’s team members developed this course with contributions from Kathleen Capone MS, RN CNE, EdD; Stacen Keating PhD, RN; Lillian A Donnelly RN, MSN, NPD-BC; Lori Kerley, DNP, MS, RN; Caitlin M. Cartmell, MFS, BSN, RN; and Jordan Wilson, MSN, RN-BC.
The Nursing Oncology course provides a solid nursing science foundation by enabling evidence-based care, improving practitioner-patient communication and clinical judgement, and developing an overall understanding of the healthcare system and public health policy development.