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OCN Review Course

Are you considering becoming certified in oncology nursing or do you want to increase your knowledge base in oncology nursing? If so, this course is for you! The course is based on the ONCC OCN© test blueprint and will provide you with valuable information to help you prepare to sit for the OCN© exam. Why certify? Because certification is the formal recognition of specialized knowledge, skills, and experience in nursing. It is demonstrated by achieving standards identified by a nursing specialty to promote health outcomes. Certification assures the public that a nurse has completed all eligibility criteria to earn a specific credential. It also promotes the development of specialty nursing by establishing minimum competency standards and recognizing those who have met the standards. Certification in oncology nursing can validate your specialized knowledge, increase your confidence in your abilities to provide specialty care, contribute to your personal satisfaction and demonstrate your commitment to your specialty and your patients. Certification also may increase your professional opportunities and enhance your career mobility. Join your professional colleagues who have made the commitment to certification in oncology nursing.

This program is co-provided by the Northern New England Clinical Oncology Society (NNECOS) and the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS).

Activity Details
Start Date: September 16, 2017
End Date: September 16, 2017
Time: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Auditoria E & F
Lebanon, NH
Download: Event Flyer

Registration for this event has closed. There is still space available. If you would like to attend, you may register as a walk-in the day of the conference. For walk-in registration questions, please e-mail Carolyn.E.Landry@hitchcock.org.

Registration is online and by credit card only. 

The registration fees are as follows:

  • D-H Employees and Affiliates: No Charge (registration still required for planning purposes)
  • Non-DH ONS Members: $25
  • Others: $35

Preregistration and payment required. The registration deadline is 10 days prior to the activity date. There will be no refunds after that date. A $10 administrative fee will be retained on all refunds requested before the registration deadline. For registration questions, please e-mail clpd.support@hitchcock.org or call (603) 653-1234.

Speakers & Topics
7:30 am - 8:00 am Registration & Continental Breakfast (provided)
8:00 am - 8:30 am Test Taking Strategies
8:30 am - 9:30 am Carcinogenesis, Epidemiology, Early Detection
~ Susan Brighton MSN, APRN 
9:30 am - 10:30 am Hematologic Malignancies
~ Anna Schaal MSN, APRN
10:30 am - 10:45 am Break
10:45 am - 12:15 pm Solid Tumors
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm Lunch (provided)
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm Oncologic Emergencies
~ Diane Stearns MSN, APRN
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Symptom Management
~ Maureen Stannard BSN, RN, OCN
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Break
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm Survivorship, Sexual, Psychosocial
4:15 pm - 4:30 pm Wrap up and Information on Testing
4:30 pm Adjournment
Learning Outcome

At the conclusion of the program, the learner will be able to successfully complete the OCN exam for certification as an oncology nurse.

  • Describe the major elements of the OCN test blueprint and test-taking strategies.
  • Discuss the scientific basis for oncology nursing practice.
  • Identify strategies to promote health, screen and diagnose cancer.
  • Define the impact of major cancer care treatment modalities on nursing care of patients.
  • Discuss nursing care to identify patients at risk and monitor for high-incidence oncologic emergencies.
  • Describe nursing assessments, interventions and evaluation strategies for prevention and management of cancer and cancer treatment symptoms.
  • Describe nursing care to address psychosocial dimensions of cancer.
  • Apply nursing process to address survivorship issues in patients in patients diagnosed with cancer.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nursing Continuing Education Council is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity carries 7.5 contact hours.

Receiving Contact Hours

The follow steps must be completed in order to receive contact hours for this event:

  • Register for the event online
  • Attend the event or session(s). A contact hours tracking sheet will be provided.
  • Complete the online evaluation - Must be submitted within 30 days after the activity

    Accessing the Online Evaluation (The evaluation is available the day after the event)

  • Log onto https://ce.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/login.aspx
  • Click on the My Activities link in the left side menu. Then click on the name of the activity you attended.
  • Click on the Resume button.
  • Click the Continue button until the Evaluation tab is active, and then click the Launch button.
  • Fill out the evaluation and then click submit. Contact hours will then be applied to your transcript. You can view your updated transcript by clicking on the "View Transcript" button.

View the Completing an Evaluation and Claiming Credit tutorial.

For questions or technical support, please email clpd.support@hitchcock.org or call (603) 653-1234.

Additional Information

For registration questions, please e-mail clpd.support@hitchcock.org.

For accessibility needs, dietary or any other requests, please email Carolyn.E.Landry@hitchcock.org.

If you do not wish to be included on the conference participant list, please email clpd.support@hitchcock.org to inform us.

The CME and CNE Offices are not liable for expenses incurred by participants due to cancellation or changes in programs.

Parking - For weekend meetings and conferences, onsite parking is permitted.

DHMC Floorplan - Please visit the DHMC Floor Maps page for specific directions on locating the conference room. If your room is not shown, please stop at the information desk for directions.

Area Accommodations - For a list of lodging options in the vicinity of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center please visit our lodging page.

Type:     Live Activity
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