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Friday, May 2 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Preparing for Practice: Educating the New Oncology Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

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How can we close the educational gap for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) who are new to oncology? Because most APRN education is broad, there’s a lot that remains to be taught. Come hear some of the most unique solutions to closing the educational gap, and prepare yourself to think outside the box. 

You’ll learn about an online APRN oncology curriculum, a rare program. You'll also explore The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center—Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital's new advanced practice oncology fellowship, which is integrated with the ONS post-master’s curriculum. Both are cutting-edge ways to create more formal education and practice experiences, and you’ll dig deep, exploring their program rationale, logistics, and lessons learned. You’ll come away with new tools for implementing a needs assessment in your practice, instilling evidence-based practice, and changing the way you educate APRNs.  

Objectives
 
1. Evaluate two different methods of educating oncology APRNs to determine an appropriate plan of action for creating an education program.  
2. Decide on the appropriate timing of when to initiate oncology-specific education and utilize established resources to make this education successful.  

ILNA
This session qualifies for the following ONCC Individual Learning Needs Assessment (ILNA) categories.
 

AOCNP®: Professional Practice
AOCNS®: Professional Practice


Speakers
avatar for Heather Brom, MS, CNP

Heather Brom, MS, CNP

Advanced Practice Educator, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Center
Heather Brom is the advanced practice educator for The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.  She plans educational activities for novice and expert advanced practice providers regarding role... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Schulte, MLIS

Stephanie Schulte, MLIS

The Ohio State University
Full disclosure: Nothing to disclose.
avatar for Margaret Rosenzweig

Margaret Rosenzweig

University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
Margaret Rosenzweig is a PhD nursing professor and oncology nurse and nurse practitioner  for the past three decades. She recognized the enormous contribution and potential of the oncology nurse practitioner (ONP) yet detected unmet educational needs of NPs entering cancer care without... Read More →



Friday May 2, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Ballroom C Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W. Katella Avenue. Anaheim, CA 92802

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