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Certificate Programs

ONS/ONCC Chemotherapy Biotherapy Certificate Online Course
ONCC has partnered with the Oncology Nursing Society to offer a high quality Chemotherapy Biotherapy Certificate Course. By completing the online course successfully, you can earn a Certificate of Added Qualification in Chemotherapy/Biotherapy. The certificate indicates the holder possesses specific knowledge of chemotherapy and biotherapy in cancer care. You can also earn 15 contact hours of accredited nursing continuing education. Learn more.  

Radiation Oncology Nursing Certificate Program
ONCC and the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) offer a Radiation Oncology Nursing Certificate Program. This is a self-paced web course. If offers intermediate level content that is ideal for nurses who have at least two years of recent radiation oncology nursing experience. Participants who pass the post-course assessment and complete the course requirements will earn a Certificate of Added Qualification in Radiation Oncology Nursing. They also will earn 15 contact hours of accredited CNE. This certificate program is offered several times per year.

What's the difference between Certification, a Certificate Program, and CE?
Cyndi Miller Murphy, MSN, RN, CAE

The term "certification" doesn't mean the same thing to everyone. “Certification” programs offered by different providers may not represent the same level of achievement. For example, some providers label continuing education (CE) programs as "certification." They tell participants they may call themselves "certified" upon completing the program. Nurses who have passed a comprehensive, broad-based certification examination, such as the OCN® test, know that completing a weekend CE program does not represent the same level of achievement. Nurses, as consumers, need to understand what each type of program represents in order to make wise decisions about programs. Nurses often spend their own money to become certified or attend CE programs. Employers also pay for these programs. Both nurses and employers should assess programs so that they understand what the program provides. Nurses and employers should not misrepresent themselves or those they employ as "certified" when they are not. Read the full article.