NOEP Prepares Nurses for Oncology Certification

IMG_3333It was a brain-boosting day at the Competence in Cancer Care: What the Nurse Needs to Know conference! Thanks to all who joined us October 4th at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Dallas, TX.

This was the 7th conference in a series of 8 held across the state as part of a three-year grant awarded by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). Texas Oncology, the LIVESTRONG Foundation, and multiple exhibitors also helped make the event possible. Attendees were able to share experiences and recommendations on best practices in cancer care.

From the valuable information on OCN® test taking strategies to the latest treatment modalities for specific cancers and much more, speakers Elaine DeMeyer MSN, RN, AOCN and Amy Ford BSN, RN, OCN kept the conference interactive and engaging.

For information on the upcoming final conference in Lubbock, TX, submitting ILNA points, or OCN testing centers in your area, visit our OCN Review Resources page.

Help Improve Nursing Education to Impact Patient Care

cashThe fact is, your professional opinions help drive our program. And we need to know what it is YOU need to know! We’ll even sweeten the deal.

Complete our 10-minute nursing survey by December 5, 2014 and be entered into a drawing to win one of five $200 Visa gift card awards.

– All licensed nurses are eligible to complete the survey and enter drawing.

– Your answers are anonymous. We will only contact you upon request.

– Winners notified by December 15, 2014.

Made possible by the Texas Department of State Health Services, Comprehensive Cancer Control Program.

NOEP Article Published: Learning Needs Data

pdf-preview.axdWe are pleased to announce the publication of an article in the October 2014 issue of the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing.

The article, “Assessing the Learning Needs of Oncology Nurses”, was written by Carol A. Cannon, BSN, RN, OCN®, CHPN, Lisa K. Watson, MLA, Matt T. Roth, BA, and Shirley LaVergne, CMP. To meet the most current educational needs of nurses, NOEP conducts a biannual needs assessment survey to better understand its audience and inform its course development. Survey results revealed several priority areas for educational programs, including management of cancer symptoms and treatment side effects, complementary and alternative or integrative medicine, and screening recommendations. The data can be used by nurse educators and faculty responsible for providing cancer-specific education to nurses.
 

Pilot our New Course and Earn CE!

checkered racing flagCalling all registered nurses! We need a few more piloters to review our latest online CE course, Every Nurse’s Guide to Gynecologic Cancer Survivorship. The course will be ready to review around Oct. 1, and you will earn CE credit for participating. It will take you between 30-45 minutes to complete the course, test, and evaluation. If you’re interested and available, contact us! Thank you so much.

Do we give you satisfaction?

ribbon-smIf you love our work then tell the world! You have an opportunity to help us make even more of a difference in nursing education. GreatNonprofits – a review site like TripAdvisor – is honoring highly reviewed nonprofits with their 2014 Top-Rated Awards. Won’t you help us raise visibility for our work by posting a review of your experience with us? All reviews will be visible to potential donors and volunteers. It’s easy and only takes 3 minutes.
Go to http://greatnonprofits.org/reviews/texas-nurses-foundation-noep to get started!

Apply for Training: Reproductive Issues in Cancer Healthcare

EnrichEducating Nurses about Reproductive Issues in Cancer Healthcare (ENRICH) is a web-based training program for oncology nurses. It includes psychosocial, biological, clinical and skill building modules to help oncology nurses communicate timely and relevant information about reproductive health to their adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients. This program and 11 CEUs are available at no cost to participants. To be eligible you must:

  • Be a registered nurse in the United States
  • Provide oncology care for at least 5 adolescent/ young adult cancer patients (ages 15-45) per year
  • Commit to 1-2 hours for 8 weeks for web- based learning and activities

The program is particularly interested in candidates who work with patient populations of racial and ethnic minorities, and those with lower socio-economic status.  Please visit www.rhoinstitute.org  to apply.

#whentostop

When do you stop fighting? Join this ONS Connect tweet chat at noon EST on prolonged cancer treatment and palliative care with former NOEP staffer Carol Cannon, BSN, RN, OCN!