Oncology Nursing Review Course

Siebens Building, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

9/19/2019 - 9/20/2019


Thursday and Friday, September 19-20, 2019 

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.

Review Course goals:

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


Date and Location:

This conference will be held on September 19-20, 2019 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. 

Registration Details

Register before August 28, 2019 

The conference registration fee of $275 includes instructional materials, breakfast, and break refreshments. Lunch will be on your own. Pre-registration is required, and preferred by August 28, 2019.

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 August 28, 2019 (email: cne@mayo.edu). No refunds will be made on or after August 28, 2019.

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.



Thursday, September 19, 2019
7:00 a.m.
Registration, Breakfast, and Exhibits
7:50 a.m.
Welcome and Announcements
8:00 a.m.
Professional Performance
Kimberly Ness, RN, OCN®
8:30 a.m.
Health Promotion
Katy Threinen, RN, OCN®
9:15 a.m.
Scientific Basis for Practice
10:00 a.m.
Break with Refreshments and Exhibits
10:15 a.m.
Scientific Basis for Practice - continued
11:00 a.m.
Valerie Kimball, RN, OCN®
11:45 a.m.
Lunch (on your own), Exhibits with Dessert
12:45 p.m.
Hematologic Disorders
Kari Ellingsberg, RN, OCN®
1:45 p.m.
Oncologic Disorders
Sherry Looker, BSN, RN, OCN®
2:45 p.m.
Break with Refreshments and Exhibits
3:00 p.m.
Cancer Treatment Modalities
Catherine Gruhn, MSN, RN, OCN®
4:30 p.m.
Friday, September 20, 2019
7:15 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast
7:40 a.m.
Welcome and Announcements
7:45 a.m.
Symptom Management
Sherry Looker, BSN, RN, OCN®
9:30 a.m.
Break with Refreshments
9:45 a.m.
Symptom Management - continued
Katrina Rice, RN, OCN®
11:00 a.m.
Lunch (on your own)
12:00 p.m.
Oncologic Emergencies
Michel Benz, MS, RN, OCN® , Madeline Christensen, BSN, RN, OCN®
2:00 p.m.
Break with Refreshments
2:15 p.m.
Psychosocial Dimensions of Care and End of Life Care
Alison Jacobson, BSN, RN, Ryne Wilson, RN, OCN®
3:15 p.m.
Laura Larsen, RN, OCN®
4:00 p.m.


You must complete the evaluation and claim your certificate to earn contact hours. 


Participants can earn up to 13.75 ANCC nursing contact hours for attendance at the conference, commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity and completion of the evaluation. 


Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

Lodging and Parking


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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