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OCN® Exam Review

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Course Description

This program is designed for oncology nurses seeking a general oncology review in preparation for the ONCC® OCN Exam. We will focus on the following categories from the 2018 OCN blueprint: cancer continuum, oncology nursing prac-tice, cancer treatment modalities, symptom management, palliative care, oncologic emergencies and psychosocial dimensions of care. This is not meant to be an introductory course, but rather a comprehensive review of basic oncology nursing practice.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • 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.
  • 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.


Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. Each day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), 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, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

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

Day 2, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

  • Treatment Modalities (cont'd)
  • Symptom Management and Palliative Care
  • Oncologic Emergencies-Metabolic
  • Oncologic Emergencies-Structural
  • Psychosocial Dimensions of Care
  • Wrap-Up and Evaluations