de Souza Institute

Provincial Standardized Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Course (PSCB)

The Provincial Standardized Chemotherapy and Biotherapy course (PSCB) is delivered online and facilitated by advanced practice nurses/educators; the content is Canadian, up to date, and delivered with engaging and clinically relevant interactive activities and case studies.  Nurses can pace their study time independently and still be part of a supportive learning community.

PSCB reflects standards identified by a number of national and international bodies, including the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology. This course also meets Cancer Care Ontario’s 2021 standards, which specify that Nurses who administer parenteral chemotherapy are required to achieve systemic cancer treatment certification of competency including theoretical, clinical, and continuing competence requirements.

PSCB is offered six times a year and includes a workshop which is a key component of the learning.  In the January, April and September offerings, workshop will be delivered either via in-person format at a local health care facility or via a virtual/videoconference format by de Souza Institute.  In February, May and October offerings, workshop will be in virtual format only. The 2022-23 offering schedule is available online. The dates may be suject to change, please check this enrollment page for regular updates.


Foundations in Oncology Nursing Practice (FONP) or Cancer Care Basics (CANB) is strongly recommended for nurses new to oncology, prior to taking this course. RPNs should complete one of these courses as soon as possible or have 2 years of recent Oncology experience. Approval to administer chemotherapy is at the discretion of the hiring health care organization.

Registration has closed for the most recent offering. Please contact us to find out when the next offering will be available.