The Basic Oncology Nursing Course, or BONC, is required for all James nurses. By completing BONC, registered nurses are even more prepared to meet each cancer patient’s unique care needs. Nurses who care for adults with cancer in acute, ambulatory or home care settings receive excellent continuing oncology education with the program covering carcinogenesis, immunology, clinical trials, oncologic emergencies, complementary and alternative therapies, prevention, detection, cancer rehabilitation, psychosocial issues, and quality of life issues. Since its inception in 1988, more than 1,000 James nurses have completed BONC.
Beyond the Basic Oncology Nursing Course, or BBONC, is designed specifically for registered nurses who want to learn disease specific information related to oncology and hematology nursing. BBONC encompasses three different programs – Hematologic Cancers and Treatments, Solid Tumors, and More Solid Tumors & Inherited Hematologic Disorders – each designed to explore advanced concepts in the care of oncology and hematology patients.
The Chemotherapy Course offers the in-depth knowledge base necessary for administering antieneoplastic agents in a variety of clinical settings, and it includes problem-solving applications and demonstration of intravenous methods of administering chemotherapy. The program’s content is based on the professional guidelines published by the Oncology Nursing Society as well as the Ohio Nurses Association. After completing the course, nurses also complete clinical precepted experience in intravenous chemotherapy administration.
Nursing Grand Rounds at The James provides all of our nursing staff with the crucial opportunity to meet with other health care experts and patients – right at the moment of care delivery – to discuss specific cases and interact directly with patients and physicians. Visit our Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) site for more opportunities.