Oncology Nursing Certification Preparation Course

Friday, September 1, 2023
The registration period has closed for this event.

7:00 AM to 5:00 PM


Deadline to register is September 1st.





Value: $340.00

Cost includes a $40 non-refundable booklet.

  • $60 General Registrant
  • $40 for MHS retirees, NMC Alumni, NMC students (students do not receive CE), and Nebraska Cancer Specialists Employees
  • $0 for Methodist Health System employees. The Metro Omaha Chapter/Oncology Nursing Society (MOCONS) is covering the cost of the booklet.
  • $0 Planner/Presenter/MOCONS Board Members


Cancellation/Refund Policy: Cancellations/Replacements can be made up to one week prior to the program. If you are unable to attend, please cancel your registration on the webpage by September 8, 2023. No refunds will be given after September 8, 2023. There is no refund for the booklet.


We welcome all nurses preparing for the oncology certification exam or oncology nurses interested in current best oncology practices.


This course will provide registered nurses with classroom instruction and nursing expertise to prepare them to take the Oncology Certification Nurse (OCN®) exam through the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC®). This course is not developed, provided, sponsored, or endorsed by ONCC® and the content may or may not be reflective of an actual certification exam. Although the material presented may be helpful to a nurse preparing for a certification exam, participation in a review course does not guarantee successful completion of a certification exam.


Program Objectives:

  • List two strategies for studying for the test
  • Outline one health promotion strategy
  • Be able to describe oncology disease processes, treatment; symptom management; and nursing care
  • Give examples of oncologic supportive care
  • Distinguish the different types of oncologic emergencies


In order to receive continuing education hours for this event, you must meet the following completion requirements:

  • Attendance at the entire activity
  • Completion/submission of evaluation form


Tme Agenda*
7:00am Registration
7:20am Welcome
7:30-8:00am Introduction to the OCN Exam and resources (0.5 CH)
8:00-9:00am Health Promotion and Prevention/scientific basis (1.0 CH)
9:00-9:15am Break
9:15-12:00pm Diseases, Treatment Modalities, professional practice and Symptoms/emergencies (2.75 CH)
12:00pm Lunch (will be provided)
12:30-2:00pm Diseases, Treatment Modalities, professional practice and Symptoms/emergencies (1.5 CH)
2:00-2:15pm Break
2:15-4:00pm Diseases, Treatment Modalities, professional practice and Symptoms/emergencies (1.75 CH)
4:00-5:00pm Psychosocial Dimensions of Care (QOL)/End of Life and testing info and questions (1.0 CH)
5:00pm Adjourn


*This is an intense one-day review course

The topic outline is only a guide but may vary based on needs of the group. Breaks will be followed as outlined.


All content provided here is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for individualized professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Nothing contained herein establishes or shall be used to establish a standard of care.

Continuing Education

Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development awards educational contact hours to the disciplines listed below. Each professional is accountable to understand their accrediting/licensing body's standards and requirements. The definitive source of information on continuing education requirements is your state or national regulatory board.

Nurses: 8.5 contact hours awarded. Midwest Multistate Division Provider Approval #NE1025-1

Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


Education Credit: 8.5 Education hours. Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development assigns education hours based on 60 minutes of classroom instruction for each offering. Participants may use these for their professional continuing education hours and toward re-licensure if so approved within the standards and guidelines of their discipline.


Financial Relationships with an Ineligible Company:

Name: Chris Rimkus, APRN, MSN, AOCN

Relevant Relationship: AMGEN; Incyte; Abbvie; Adaptive Biotechnologies

Nature of Relationship: Chris has served on the Speakers Bureau for AMGEN; Incyte; Abbvie; Adaptive Biotechnologies

All Relevant financial relationships have been mitigated


There are no other financial relationships to disclose




This activity is being jointly provided by Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development and Metro Omaha Chapter/Oncology Nursing Society (MOCONS).


Methodist Hospital Centennial Room
8303 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68114

Also available via Zoom


Attending live in the Centennial Room? Here are two maps to help guide you:

  1. The Methodist Hospital Parking Garage, Entrance, and the elevators to the 2nd floor
  2. The Methodist Hospital 2nd floor from the elevators to the Centennial Room


View directions


Chris Rimkus, APRN, MSN, AOCN, SSM St. Louis University Hospital

Course Materials

Your registration fee includes a non-refundable booklet with handouts.


If you are attending the live event, you will receive your non-refundable booklet at the program.


If you are attending via webinar, your non-refundable booklet will arrive via mail two-five days prior to the program.

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Contact Us

Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development

720 N. 87th Street

Omaha, NE 68114


For questions about this course, contact tara.millerdonohue@methodistcollege.edu.


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