Professional Practice—Oncology NP



Learn more about the nonclinical topics that affect oncology nurse practitioners. You’ll delve into nursing roles and competencies, ethics, legal issues, and so much more. The Professional Practice—Oncology NP online course provides an in-depth look at what it means to be an oncology NP and the issues you’ll face in your practice. This course is designed for oncology NPs with some experience in oncology.

This course is offered on demand. Instructions on how to immediately access the course will be sent to you in an automatically generated email receipt after you register.

You will enjoy access for 180 days from date of purchase, after which you will no longer be able to access the course.

To receive nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) contact hours, the following requirements must be met prior to the closing date and time of the course: 

  • Achieve 80% or higher on the post‐test. (Note: You will have two [2] attempts to achieve a score of 80% or higher on the post-test.)
  • Completion of the course evaluation. A course evaluation MUST be completed to be granted the NCPD contact hours. The evaluation link is locked until passing the post-test.

Course Topics

  • NP Education and Competencies
  • NP Scope of Practice and Roles: coordinator of care role, clinical, professional, and systems leadership role, EBP and researcher role
  • Legal and Ethical Issues: documentation and reimbursement, ethical issues
  • Trends and Future Directions

This course is included in the AOCNP® Certification Review Bundle. It is a recommended course if you are studying for your certification exam or are renewing your certification via the ILNA option. You may take this course on its own or purchase the bundle of five courses at a discounted rate.

AOCNP® Certification Review Bundle 

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Expected Outcomes

Upon completion of this activity, the learner will demonstrate knowledge of the various roles of the oncology NP by achieving at least 80% on the post-test.

Target Audience

This course is designed for APNs with oncology experience who desire to increase their knowledge about critical components of the APN's role in cancer care. The courses are appropriate for APNs planning to obtain advanced oncology certification and those requiring category-specific ILNA renewal.

ILNA Breakdown

Content in this learning activity is applicable to meeting individual requirements for certification renewal through the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation's Individual Learning Needs Assessment (ILNA) renewal method.

Up to 3.42 ILNA points may be applied to Coordination of Care OR Professional Practice OR Roles of the APN.

No more than 3.42 total points may be claimed for the program.

Technical Requirements

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*Use of an earlier version will prohibit the ability to post discussions or view some materials within the course properly.

After upgrading to one of these supported browser versions, please ensure your computer is set up to support the following additional requirements before beginning the lessons.

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**If you're using a work computer for your course, the installation of these components may require assistance from the IT department at your place of business.

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