Oncology Nursing Review Course

Oncology Nursing Review Course

Oncology Nursing Review Course

Siebens Building, Leighton Auditorium, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

9/25/2017 - 9/26/2017



Monday and Tuesday, September 25-26, 2017

Course description:

This review course is an overview of cancer and oncology nursing practice. It is designed for oncology nurses practicing in settings across the continuum of care and can be used in preparation for certification. Participation in this review course does not guarantee successful completion of a certification test.


  • Identify essential components of care for individuals with cancer
  • Review current pharmacologic and treatment strategies for cancer care
  • Apply research-based recommendations for cancer care practices across the continuum

Intended Audience:

This course is designed for nurses and other healthcare professionals interested in the care of individuals with cancer and their families.

Date and Location

This course will be held on Monday and Tuesday, September 25-26, 2017 in Leighton Auditorium, second floor, Siebens Building, Mayo Clinic, 100 Second Avenue SW, Rochester, Minnesota.

About the provider

Mayo Clinic’s mission is to inspire hope and contribute to health and well-being by providing the best care to every patient through integrated clinical practice, education, and research.

Mayo Continuing Nursing Education conducts educational conferences that will advance nursing practice.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, has been granted Magnet® Recognition for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.


Monday, September 25, 2017

7:15 a.m. Registration and Coffee
7:45 a.m. Welcome and Announcements
8:00 a.m.

Professional Performance

Allison M. Hesse, MS, RN, OCN®, NE-BC

8:30 a.m.

Health Promotion

Katy A. Threinen, BAN, RN, OCN® 

9:15 a.m.

Scientific Basis for Practice


10:00 a.m. Break with Refreshments
10:15 a.m.

Scientific Basis for Practice continued


11:00 a.m.


Valerie M. Kimball, BSN, RN, OCN®

11:45 a.m. Lunch on your own
12:45 a.m.

Hematologic Disorders

Kari A. Ellingsberg, RN, OCN®

1:45 p.m.

Oncologic Disorders

Sherry A. Looker, BSN, RN, OCN®

2:45 p.m. Break with Refreshments
3:00 p.m.

Cancer Treatment Modalities

Catherine A. Gruhn, MSN, RN, OCN®

4:30 p.m. Adjourn


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

7:15 a.m. Registration and Coffee
7:40 a.m. Welcome and Announcements
7:45 a.m.

Symptom Management Part 1: Hematologic/Immune Function, Alterations in Ventilation/Cardiac Function, Skin /Comfort and Complimentary Therapies 

Sherry A. Looker, BSN, RN, OCN®

9:30 a.m.

Break with Refreshments

9:45 a.m.

Symptom Management Part 2: GI, GU Side Effects/CNS/Mobility

Katrina D. Rice, RN, OCN®

11:00 a.m. Lunch on your own
12:00 p.m.

Oncologic Emergencies

Molly B. Buchtman, MBA, MSN, RN, OCN®, BMTCN

1:00 p.m.

Oncologic Emergencies continued

Michel L. Benz, MS, RN, OCN®

2:00 p.m. Break with Refreshments
2:15 p.m.

Psychosocial Dimensions of Care and End-of-Life

Emily A. Olson, MSN, APRN, CNP, OCN®

3:00 p.m.


Pamela L. Grubbs, MS, APRN, CNS, AOCNS®

3:45 p.m. Adjourn



Registration Details

Register beforeTuesday, September 5, 2017

The conference registration fee of $295 includes instructional materials, breakfast, and break refreshments. Lunch will be on your own.

Out of respect for conference participants, children are restricted from the conference.


If you cancel your participation in this conference, your registration fee, less an administration fee, will be refunded when written notification is received by Mayo Continuing Nursing Education before Tuesday, September 5, 2017 (email: cne@mayo.edu). No refunds will be made on or after Tuesday, September 5.

Mayo Continuing Nursing Education reserves the right to cancel or postpone any conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event Mayo Continuing Nursing Education must cancel or postpone this conference, Mayo Continuing Nursing Education will refund the registration fee, but is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.


Mayo Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Participants can earn up to 13.5 ANCC nursing contact hours for attendance at the conference, commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity and completion of the evaluation. 


Travel and Lodging


Most hotels in the area are either connected to the conference facility via skyway and walking subway or offer a complimentary shuttle service to Mayo Clinic campus.

Hotels connected via skyway/walking subway:

Doubletree by Hilton Rochester - Mayo Clinic Area

Rochester Marriott Mayo Clinic Area

Hilton Garden Inn

Hotels that offer a complimentary shuttle service:

Centerstone Plaza Hotel Soldiers Field

Comfort Inn and Suites

See the Rochester Convention & Visitors Bureau for a guide to more lodging options in Rochester, MN.


View a map indicating the location of downtown parking facilities. The cost of parking is not included in the registration fee.

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