Cheryl Bolling, director of education and resources at Commonwealth Cancer Center, has been appointed as an official trainer for the Oncology Nursing Society Cancer Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Course, a comprehensive review for nurses who administer chemotherapy.
The ONS cancer chemotherapy and biotherapy course is an in-depth program that provides registered nurses with the information they need to safely administer chemotherapy.
The ONS cancer chemotherapy and biotherapy course is taught throughout the United States, as well as internationally, by approximately 1,300 trainers. More than 80,000 nurses have attended this course since 1998.
To become an ONS cancer chemotherapy and biotherapy course trainer, registered nurses must be certified in oncology, have a minimum of two years experience in administering chemotherapy, and complete a trainer course. These trainers assist ONS in setting standards of excellence in cancer care.
Trainers are required to present at least one ONS cancer chemotherapy and biotherapy course per year, maintain a specified average on course evaluations, and comply with other course standards. To ensure the integrity of the program, trainers and courses are periodically audited by ONS.