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Categories: Nursing, Oncology

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Provincial Standardized Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Course (PSCB03MAR21) NO IN-PERSON WORKSHOP


Komal Patel Saini

This Offering has NO in-Person Workshop, Assignments Only

This course is designed to build nursing knowledge and skills in chemotherapy and biotherapy administration and care. The program reflects standards identified by a number of national and international bodies, and meets Cancer Care Ontario standards for chemotherapy delivery. This course will be completed over an 11 week period. 

Participants are recommended to complete a preceptorship at their sponsoring organization to finalize their competency development after successfully completing the course. 

This course is intended for registered nurses who have foundational oncology knowledge and are in a position to regularly administer chemotherapy and biotherapy. This is not an introductory course. If you are new to oncology or would like to work in oncology, we highly recommend that you complete the Foundations in Oncology Nursing Practice course first.

Although participants receive 35 learning hours upon successful completion of the course, depending on the level of experience, some participants may need to spend more than 35 hours and some may require less than 35 hours to complete the course. 

If you choose to enroll in the Provincial Standardized Chemotherapy and Biotherapy course and do not have the foundational knowledge and skills, you may find it difficult to complete the course and pass the exam.



Course Syllabus

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Develop competency in holistic, standardized cancer chemotherapy and biotherapy nursing care and support patient safety efforts by integrating safety theory within all areas of cancer chemotherapy and biotherapy nursing;
  2. Apply evidence based systemic therapy practices;
  3. Integrate Cancer Care Ontario practice recommendations into practice scenarios.

Course Requirements

To receive a certificate and a 1.0 credit toward Treatment and Delivery of Evidenced Based Care, RNs must complete the following before the course completion date:

  1. Complete a pre-course evaluation
  2. Participate and complete all modules
  3. Complete all module quizzes and assignments
  4. Complete all course evaluations including a course exam with a passing mark of 80 % or greater
  5. Complete a post-course evaluation

Course Syllabus: To view the course syllabus, please click HERE 


To enroll in the course, participants must be registered nurses who have developed competency in peripheral and central vascular access device care and maintenance. In addition, the participants's nursing leadership/organization must support their application to participate.  Participants must also be able to identify an invigilator to monitor their writing of the final exam. The invigilator must be your manager or nurse educator.

Please be aware, your manager and invigilator will be contacted by email to verify their support. Verification is mandatory for registration


Payment must be received by February 26, 2021. For more information, please visit our Cancellation & No Show Policy.

Participants can pay for this course online with a credit card, or send a cheque to:

de Souza Institute
c/o The Michener Institute of Education
222 St. Patrick Street, Office 503
Toronto, ON M5T 1V4
Last Day to Register
Mar 1, 2021
Course Starts
Mar 1, 2021
Fee (CAD)

Registration is closed.

Course Ends
May 17, 2021
Last Drop Date
Mar 5, 2021
Learning Hours
de Souza Designation Credits
1 credits under Treatment and Delivery of Evidence Based Care
Mixed Modality [eLearning and in class]

Participants must be Registered Nurses with vascular access device competence.