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Thursday, April 28 • 9:45am - 11:00am
Getting Through the First Year: Ways to Educate, Support, and Develop the New Oncology Nurse

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Learn how implementing a 12-month oncology nurse residency program can ease some problems related to newly-licensed nurse retention. Discover how one center incorporates evidence-based tools for the successful transition of newly licensed nurses into the oncology setting, including the use of simulation, evidence-based practice projects, reflection, and skill acquisition. You'll be provided with curriculum calendars and simulated case studies and participate in learning activities such as role playing with simulated patient actors, followed by an an example of a mentoring program designed to support the retention of newly licensed nurses. Mentoring strategies and benefits for both the mentor and protégé will be discussed. 


  1. Define current issues related to the retention of newly licensed nurses.
  2. Describe what a yearlong nurse residency program could look in an oncology setting using an evidence-based approach.
  3. Analyze content used in the education, support, and development of new oncology nurses.
  4. Evaluate one organization’s experience with the implementation of an oncology nurse residency program.
  5. Appraise the use of a mentoring program to support newly licensed nurse retention in oncology nursing.

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JoEllen Warnke, MS, RN, OCN®

Moffitt Cancer Center, Moffitt Cancer Center
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Debra Hillman, MSN, RN, OCN®

Clinical Educator-Oncology/Hematology/Bone Marrow Transplant, Franciscan St. Francis Health
I love anything oncology related. My passion is oncology nurses. I love every oncology nurse I meet. I personally feel oncology nursing is the caviar of specialties. We have the best patients, the newest technology and research, and we work well as a collaborative team. So please... Read More →

Thursday April 28, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am CDT
  Leadership/Management/ Education Track
  • CNE Status Offers CNE
  • ILNA Content Professional
  • CNE Contact Hours 1.25
  • Target Audience RNs, nurse educators, staff development specialists, and clinical nurse specialists