OCN® Test Review Course May 13 and May 20, 2022

May 13, 2022 to May 20, 2022

This 2-day course provides an overview of the information required to help the oncology nurse in preparing for the OCN exam. Nursing CE credit provided at completion of both days.

Target Audience

This course addresses the needs of registered nurses who are preparing for the oncology nursing certification exam.

Learning Objectives

1. Identify what content areas will be tested on the OCN exam.

2. Describe appropriate nursing measures to care for a patient experiencing an oncologic emergency.

3. Identify nursing interventions related to the management of symptoms resulting from cancer and cancer treatment.

4. Explain the different treatment modalities used to treat cancer.

5. Differentiate between clinical trials, unproven therapies, and complementary therapies in cancer treatment.

6. Understand the psychosocial dimensions of a patient during cancer diagnosis, cancer treatment, survivorship, and end-of-life.

7. Describe the different aspects of oncology nursing in regard to professional practice, including national resources, evidence-based practice, patient advocacy, and professional development.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 14.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/13/2022 - 8:00am EDT
Event ends: 
05/20/2022 - 4:30pm EDT

This course provides an overview on oncology nursing practice to help prepare nurses to take the oncology nursing certification exam. The faculty consists of healthcare professionals with expertise in cancer care at UPMC.

Pittsburgh, PA
United States
  • Amy DiMaggio, MSN, RN, CMSRN, OCN
  • Jennifer Heidkamp, MSN, RN, OCN
  • Nicole Kahler, DNP, AG-ACNP, AOCNP
  • Jamilyn Kennell, MSN, RN, OCN
  • Elizabeth Lacey, BSN, RN, OCN
  • Becky McClelland, MSN-Ed, RN, OCN
  • Brittni Prosdocimo, MSN, RN, BMTCN
  • Victoria Reiser, CRNP, RN, OCN, BMTCN
  • Linda Robertson, DrPH, MSN, RN
  • Jessica Sarno, DNP, CRNP, ACNP-BC, AOCNP
  • Monica Siegel, MSN, CRNP, AOCNP
  • Kathy Yesavage, MSN, CRNP, AOCNP

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 14 contact hours.

To receive 14 contact hours, the learner must sign in, attend the entire activity, and complete the activity evaluation.

Available Credit

  • 14.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
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Registration Information:

All UPMC employees are required to register for educational programs through Learning via HR Direct.  Employees may access HR Direct on the UPMC Infonet.  A User Guide is available on the Infonet.  Manager approval may be required for some programs for some employees.  If you receive this notice when enrolling, please notify your manager of your interest in the program. Non-UPMC employees may register for the course by submitting a course registration form to the course director. Registration forms are located on the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Professional Education Website https://hillman.upmc.com/health-care-professionals/education/courses

The registration fee for this individual course is $80.  The registration fee includes program materials. Tuition is waived for employees of UPMC and UPMC affiliates. Deadline for registration is one week before the course date.

Confirmation letters are emailed to all registrants one week prior to class containing course information. If you have any questions, need more information, or do not receive confirmation prior to the course, contact Amy DiMaggio at dimaggioa@upmc.edu.