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Oncology Nursing Program

The Oncology Nursing Program improves patient experience and outcomes in Ontario. It does this by building capacity, providing clinical leadership and improving access to oncology nurses. Nurses are essential providers of cancer services and key leaders in driving quality improvement within healthcare teams, practice settings, organizations and communities.

Purpose

  • Improve access to person-centred oncology nursing expertise across the patient journey and the system
  • Advance the quality of nursing care by building oncology nursing competency in the delivery of safe, effective and high quality cancer care

Program Initiatives

  • Support Cancer Care Ontario program initiatives that promote optimal utilization of nursing roles
  • Provide clinical advice and support for other Cancer Care Ontario programs and their work
  • Partner with the de Souza Institute to promote the development of educational programs that support the nursing knowledge required for cancer care
  • Provide a standardized role description for specialized oncology nurses
  • Identify oncology nursing documentation competencies and align them with regulatory and national standards
  • Partner with the Systemic Treatment Program to identify nursing training requirements for chemotherapy in the home
  • Provide nursing resource intensity workload measures for nurses working in chemotherapy

Get Involved

  • Join our Advanced Practice Nurses in Oncology Community of Practice. Members share information, expertise and experience about advanced practice nursing roles in oncology settings and learn from one another. To join, email the Oncology Nursing Program.

Email Program

If you have any questions or comments, email the Oncology Nursing Program.

  • Join our Communities of Practice:
    • Advanced Practice Nurses in Oncology – Share information, expertise and experience about advanced practice nursing roles in oncology settings and learn from one another.
    • Navigator Community of Practice – Advance patient navigation in cancer care by providing a collaborative network for developing best practices among nurse, patient and aboriginal navigators.
  • Join monthly Person-Centred Care rounds