de Souza Designation Courses
de Souza courses are organized within four domains of practice with the domains drawn from the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology (CANO/ACIO) competencies standards for specialized oncology nursing practice. To obtain your de Souza Designation, you must achieve 4.0 course credits with at least one course completion from each of the four domains. You must also have taken and passed the Foundations of Oncology Nursing Practice, Cancer Care Basics course or the Provincial Standardized Chemotherapy and Biotherapy course. Program offerings under the Certifications & Continuing Competency Support category do not count towards the de Souza Designation course credit. The de Souza Intern Designation is aimed at undergraduate nursing students and has a less stringent requirements.
Please visit the Designation page for full details on course and clinical requirements.
For a printable table of the course categories, courses and credits, view our course table.
Note: The current de Souza Designation is organized around nursing practice. A de Souza Provider designation is being developed by an interprofessional committee to encompass competency areas relevant for providers other than Nursing. For information regarding de Souza Provider designation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.