Oncology Certified Nurse Exam Preparation Course

This program is designed for oncology nurses seeking a general oncology review in preparation for the ONCC® OCN Exam. We will focus on cancer continuum, oncology nursing practice, cancer treatment modalities, symptom management, palliative care, oncologic emergencies and psychosocial dimensions of care—categories from the 2018 OCN blueprint.

This is not meant to be an introductory course, but rather a comprehensive review of basic oncology nursing practice.


  • Standard registration: $150
  • Providence Washington/Montana caregivers: $100 (employment will be verified)

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Register and pay using the form below.

Program learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate preparedness to challenge the OCN Exam
  • Identify personal learning gaps requiring attention prior to challenging the OCN Exam
  • Discuss and practice test-taking skills and strategies
  • Review the assessment and diagnostic findings associated with oncology conditions and diagnoses
  • Identify the nurse’s role in the management and care of patients across the cancer trajectory
  • Discuss the clinical presentation and evidence-based intervention of common oncologic emergencies
  • Identify models of survivorship in oncology practice


RN/LPN/LVN/Other: 14 Contact Hours (includes 4 Pharmacology Contact Hours)

MED-ED, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

MED-ED, Inc. is an approved provider by the following State Boards of Nursing: Florida/FBN 50-1286, Iowa/296, California #CEP10453.

If your profession is not listed, we suggest contacting your board to determine your continuing education requirements and ask about reciprocal approval. Many boards will approve this seminar based on the accreditation of the boards listed here.

For more information

Contact Providence Continuing Professional Development
509-474-7207 | Send email

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Dates offered:

  • April 04, 2019 (Thursday)
    08:00 AM - 04:30 PM

    Two-day course; also meets April 5, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Sign-in and breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m.


    Each day includes a one-hour lunch (provided), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

    Day 1

    • Introduction and Test-Taking Strategies
    • Oncology Nursing Practice and Solid Tumor Malignancies
    • Diagnostic Tests and Clinical Trials
    • Professional Performance
    • Treatment Modalities

    Day 2

    • Treatment Modalities (continued)
    • Symptom Management and Palliative Care
    • Oncologic Emergencies - Metabolic
    • Oncologic Emergencies - Structural
    • Psychosocial Dimensions of Care
    • Wrap-up and Evaluations
    Providence Auditorium
    20 W. 9th Avenue Spokane, 99204