Nursing Education and Professional Development

Oncology Nursing Certification (OCN) Exam Review Course

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Friday, September 12, 2014
Saturday, September 13, 2014


8:00am to 5:00 pm


Class location: Vanderbilt School of Nursing, Frist Hall, Room 140


Course objectives:

  • Describe the major elements of the OCN test blueprint and test-taking strategies.
  • Discuss current issues in care that impact professional performance of oncology nurse.
  • Discuss the scientific basis for oncology nursing practice.
  • Identify strategies to promote health and screen and diagnose cancer.
  • Define the impact of major cancer treatment modalities on nursing care of patients.
  • Describe nursing care to address psychosocial dimensions of cancer.
  • Discuss nursing care to identify patients at-risk and monitor for high-incidence oncologic emergencies.
  • Describe nursing assessments, interventions, and evaluation strategies for prevention and management of cancer and cancer treatment symptoms.
  • Apply nursing process to address palliative care and end of life issues in patients with cancer.
  • Apply nursing process to address survivorship issues in patients diagnosed with cancer.



1 day = 7.5 hours contact hours
Both days = 15 contact hours

Cost No Cost to VUMC Staff

$100 for one day
$175 for both days
(cost includes Program Manual and CE Certificate)

Registration Click to register in LMS (Log-in with your VUNET ID and search for OCN) Non-VUMC Staff, click here to register

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Nursing Education and Professional Development is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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