Nursing: Oncology Nursing, 4th Edition

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Disclosure: This course is presented by Elite Professional Education LLC

Course release date: 2/21/2019
Course expiration date: 2/21/2022

About the Course
This course presents content for nurses caring for patients with cancer in any setting and provides updated information for certification preparation. The course will empower nurses to optimize patient outcomes, by incorporating into their practice, a solid foundation in their approach to care of patients with cancer. Further specialization in the many aspects of oncology nursing care can also follow this overview.

Learning Outcomes: 
Upon completion of this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe cancer trends in the United States and worldwide based on epidemiologic statistics.
  • Describe risk factors for cancer development and prevention and screening methods.
  • Discuss methods used to diagnose the presence of malignancy, 
  • Discuss cancer treatment modalities, including surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and selected targeted and immunologic therapies.
  • Differentiate complementary, alternative, and integrative therapies and their role in the support of cancer patients during their treatments and in their overall well-being.
  • Describe ethical considerations important to conducting clinical research with human subjects who have cancer. 
  • Recognize the most common side effects associated with cancer treatment, signs and symptoms of oncologic emergencies, and nursing interventions.
  • Describe epidemiologic trends relating to lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and leukemia and other malignancies
  • Discuss important aspects of survivorship care, palliative care, the hospice model, pain management, and quality-of-life and end-of-life.

About the Authors:
Marcelle Kaplan, MS, RN, CNS, is an oncology nursing consultant and a 15-year member of the Cancer Institutional Review Board of the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York. 

Contributing authors:
  • Karen Conley, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
  • Diane G. Cope, PhD, ARNP, BC, AOCNP
  • Catherine Glennon, RN, MHS, NE-BC, OCN
  • Suzanne M. Mahon, RN, DNSc, AOCN, AGN-BC
  • Tina M. Mason, MSN, APRN, AOCN, AOCNS
  • Anna Liza Rodriguez, MHA, MSN, RN, OCN.

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