Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing in Maywood, Ill., is offering an online oncology nursing certificate program for nurses interested in advancing their oncology knowledge and skills, according to a news release.
“This program provides an excellent opportunity for busy nurses to take graduate-level coursework to better prepare them to care for patients with cancer,” Patricia Friend, PhD, APN-CNS, RN, AOCN, associate professor and program director, oncology specialty master’s programs at the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, said in the release.
The program covers the continuum of cancer care from genetic risk assessment and testing to primary prevention, disease and symptom management, and palliative care. Nurses interested in enrolling in the program must have at least a bachelor’s degree in nursing and clinical experience in oncology nursing, according to the release.
The 10-credit program includes the following four courses: cancer genomic; supportive care and symptom management; cancer pathophysiology and disease management; and palliative care.
The program is one of several certificates the school of nursing offers for post-baccalaureate and post-master’s nurses and other health professionals. For more information about Loyola’s certificate programs, visit luc.edu/nursing/certificate/.