de Souza Designations
A de Souza Designation is awarded to a healthcare professional who has completed the de Souza Institute comprehensive learning pathway (PDF). de Souza Designates are well-regarded health care professionals possessing strong clinical and leadership skills in oncology or palliative care. They have the up to date knowledge to deliver complex treatments, alleviate pain and other symptom related suffering and address psychosocial needs of patients and families.
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Find the de Souza Designation that is right for you:
Please select the option that best describes you:
For registered nurses (RN):
Are you certified in, or planning towards being certified in, oncology, hospice palliative or pediatric oncology?
You can earn a de Souza Intern Designation even before finishing your post-secondary education! This Designation is ideal for nursing students with an interest in Oncology and/or Hospice Palliative Care.
You can earn a de Souza Nurse Associate Designation, this Designation is ideal for Registered Nurses (RNs) or Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) who are not specialized in oncology and care for patients living with or at risk of developing cancer.
You can earn a de Souza Nurse Designation, this Designation is ideal for RNs who are certified in oncology, hospice palliative care, or pediatric oncology.
You can earn a de Souza APN Designation, this Designation is ideal for RNs, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, and Educators who have a Master’s degree and certification in oncology, hospice palliative care or pediatric oncology.
You can earn a de Souza Scholar Designation, this Designation is ideal for nurses who are pursuing a PhD or Post-Doctorate, in an oncology or hospice palliative care related field. A de Souza Nurse Scholar could be a nursing executive, manager, professor or scientist.
de Souza Designates all share the same passion and commitment to lifelong learning and have demonstrated outstanding clinical competencies in caring for patients and families living with cancer. They are recognized by employers, patients and families, policymakers and the public as well-regarded health care professionals possessing strong communication and leadership skills. Meet our designates.
You too can earn a de Souza Designation! Use the tool above to find the right path for you.
- Designation Pathways (pdf) – Summary of course and clinical requirements for a de Souza Designation
- Designation Courses (pdf) – List of courses with credit towards a de Souza Designation
- Designation Course Calendar (Enroll Now!) – Enroll in courses that have credits towards a de Souza Designation
- Designation Maintenance Requirements – For our Designates