Basic Level Oncology Nursin Course


The aim of this course is to enable nurses who is working or who will work in the field of oncology to learn evidence-based up-to-date information on cancer diagnosis, treatment and care processes and to contribute to improving the quality of care of cancer patients/family.


Participants who successfully complete this course:

Understands the roles and responsibilities of oncology nurses.

Discusses the concepts of oncology nursing.

Knows current practices for cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Comprehends the principles of safe preparation and application of drugs used in the field of oncology.

Accurately defines the side effects and pain associated with cancer treatments.

Plans care using up-to-date evidence on side effects and pain management related to cancer treatments.

Defines the nutritional problems of cancer patients correctly and includes current approaches to the solution of these problems in the patient care plan.

Defines emergency situations accurately in cancer patients, knows current approaches and plans care

Knows the important points in patient education and discusses what to consider in patient education planning.

Knows and correctly defines the psychosocial problems experienced by cancer patients and their relatives.

Plans and implements care for the solution of psychosocial problems experienced by cancer patients and their relatives.

Communicates positively with cancer patients and their relatives.

While caring for cancer patients and their relatives, they learn to maintain their own well-being.

Knows the problems experienced in end-of-life care and discusses solutions.

Duration of the Course

The total duration of the program is 3 days, 19 hours. 19 ANCC credits are awarded to the participant who successfully completes the program. Those who want to get more detailed information about the program content can contact the SANERC Registration Office.


In this program; Multidisciplinary (nurse, physician, psychologist, dietitian, pharmacist) educators, consisting of academicians and clinicians who are experts in the field of oncology, take charge.

Educational Methods

Oral presentation – Slide presentations

Question – Answer

Course Materials

Training documents are prepared using evidence-based information and are updated every year. Training documents are given to the participants before and at the beginning of the training.

Success Criteria

Participants make a “self-assessment” at the end of the training.

They must attend all training. 10% absenteeism is acceptable only in special circumstances.

Certification and Validity Period

Participants who complete the course in accordance with the course success criteria are given a “Certificate of Participation”. In the Certificate of Participation, the duration of the course and all the subjects attended by the participant are specified in detail.

Who Can Participate?

Clinical and academic nurses who work or who will work with cancer patients can participate in this program.


The program is conducted at the Semahat Arsel Nursing Education and Research Center at the Koç University Health Sciences Campus. Please contact SANERC administration with questions.

Contact Information

Address: Koç University Faculty of Nursing

Semahat Arsel Nursing Education and Research Center (SANERC)
Koç University Health Sciences Campus

Davutpaşa Caddesi, No: 4

34010 Topkapı, İstanbul

Tel: +90 212 311 26 40 – 26 01- 26 03

Fax: +90 212 311 26 30



* This program is conducted in accordance with the ANCC Accreditation Standards.

Conflicts of Interest: No SANERC faculty members have any financial relationships or conflicts of interest in relation to this program.

Commercial Support: No commercial support is provided for this program.

Non-endorsement of Products: SANERC does not gain any advantage from any product sponsorship except for only officially approved products.