This module addresses the skills the nurses need related to cancer prevention and treatment including effective communication, knowledge of change and conflict management, and use of technology. The concepts of critical thinking and clinical judgment along with learning agility and self-care are introduced as essential skills needed by the oncologic nurse. The importance of cultural competence and the identification of unconscious bias is introduced as key elements in nursing practice.
The four (4) modules are designed to help nurses:
Deliver care that is evidence-based enabling them to practice with accurate scientific knowledge, a solid nursing science foundation, excellent communication, and an understanding of the healthcare system for policy development as they work to prevent, identify, and treat patients with cancer.
Identify current treatments in interventional and pharmacological therapeutics with a focus on evidence-based holistic nursing care.
Place emphasis on the development of sound clinical judgment, critical thinking and collaborative care to achieve optimal outcomes for their patients.
Apply safeguards to support a safe practice environment for both patients and healthcare workers.
The Oncology Nursing course is sponsored by the Innovative Cancer Care Foundation (ICCF) and was developed in partnership with Nurses International (NI) and NextGenU.org (NGU). NextGenU.org courses are competency-based and use learning resources from 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) is utilized for facilitating distance learning. The course was designed by NextGenU’s Instructional Design team and Nurses International’s team members with particular thanks to 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.