Inpatient 8A/B Pathway

Courses have been selected to support nurses working on the inpatient hematology oncology and cellular therapy transplant unit in Central Zone. Nurses on 8A/B provide complex oncology care to patients with hematological malignancies and their families. Nurses need to demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge and competencies according to standards for specialized cancer nurses to practice on 8A/B.

Courses Included

Phase Courses Included* Delivery Duration Learning Hours
Novice to Advanced Beginner Focus on Unit Specific Orientation CNE/CPL/CRN N/A N/A
Cancer Care Basics for Nova Scotia Asynchronous 12 weeks 25 hours
Advanced Beginner to Competent Cancer Systemic Therapy Certification Course (Provincial Standardized Chemotherapy and Biotherapy course) Synchronous 11 weeks 60 hours
Competent to Proficient Foundations in Oncology Nursing Practice on Demand for Nova Scotia Asynchronous 16 weeks 40 hours
Complex Malignant Hematology Asynchronous 20 weeks 40 hours
Proficient to Expert Interprofessional Psychosocial Oncology: Introduction to Theory and Practice (IPODE)
Do not take this course unless you are available for the weekly live sessions of the entire course. A failed credit will be assigned if you drop the course after the deadline or fail to meet the course requirements by the course end.
Synchronous 16 weeks 48 hours
Chemotherapy Competency Maintenance Course (CCMC) Asynchronous 8 weeks 5 hours

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The Nova Scotia Health Learning Institute for Health Care Providers offers education programming designed to meet the needs of learners across the province and strengthen our health care system. We are committed to delivering high-quality, evidence-informed programming that enables providers to develop and maintain foundational and specialty competencies.