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CNA Oncology Exam Study Group (COES)

The de Souza Oncology Study Group is a preparatory program to assist independent adult learners preparing to write the CNA Oncology Certification Exam. By choosing to complete your oncology specialty certification, you are building on your foundational nursing knowledge from registration, and on your clinical experience within oncology. Within this course you will examine, critically consider and apply the theories and concepts outlined in the CNA Oncology exam blueprint. The exam blueprint outlines the core oncology competencies of an oncology nurse with at least two years of experience in the specialty.

The course is self-directed and self-paced. It has been divided up into modules based on the CNA oncology competencies. The CNA (2009) competency categories are as follows:

  • Prevention, Early Detection and Screening
  • Diagnosis and Staging of Cancer
  • Knowledge of Cancer Diseases
  • Treatment Modalities
  • Symptom and Treatment Management
  • Supportive Care
  • Continuity of Care

Modular content and activities will be weighted according to the CNA exam competency weighting – with a greater focus on competency areas three, four, and five. Participants are encouraged to self-pace their study time, based on their experience, knowledge gaps, and based on exam weighting of the content area. Additional supplemental activities are provided for learners including tools to set up a cooperative study group.

Visit the CNA website for more information on CNA oncology competency areas.


CNA and the de Souza Institute are offering a special package of savings to CNA members seeking certification in Oncology or Hospice Palliative Care. For more informationclick hereSpecial pricing/ discounts cannot be combined.


You will NOT be eligible to apply for special pricing after you have already registered.


Please note: We do not apply special pricing or refund the difference in price after you have paid for this course.

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Course Registration Ends
JanJanJanJan 13, 2020 - MayMayMayMay 18, 2020
Fee (CAD): $ 525.00