de Souza Institute de Souza Institute

Cancer Care Basics (CANB)

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This online course will introduce health care professionals to oncology. Oncology patients receive care from all health care settings – including tertiary care centres, general hospitals, community care clinics, long term care and home care. They receive care from many health care professionals, depending on their disease, treatment and needs. Given the increasing complexity of this growing patient population, caring for people with cancer and their families involves a particular set of skills and knowledge from a variety of health care professionals.

This course will introduce the essential concepts in oncology, and provide fundamental information to those who work with oncology patients and their families. 


  •  This self-directed course is accredited by the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA). It meets the standards of quality for continuing professional development (CPD) in Canada and is awarded 25 CNA credits.

If you have already completed the Foundations for Oncology Nursing Practice (FONP or FOND) course with us, we DO NOT recommend the "Cancer Care Basics" course because all content would have been covered by FONP.  Please note that if you choose to take both "Cancer Care Basics" and "Foundations for Oncology Nursing Practice", only one of them will receive de Souza credits towards a de Souza Designation.

Course Format Fee (CAD)
Fee (CAD): $ 553.00
$ 553.00