de Souza Nurse

The de Souza Nurse Designation is ideal for RNs who are certified in oncology, hospice palliative care, or pediatric oncology.

You may work in:

  • Regional Cancer Centres
  • General Hospitals
  • Public Health/Community Agencies

To receive this Designation, you must:

  • Be certified in oncology or hospice palliative care by the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA), the Certified Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurse (CPHON) or the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC) in the USA
  • Obtain 4.0 credits by completing at least one course from each of the four domains of practice
  • Pass the Foundations in Oncology Nursing Practice (FONP) course or Cancer Care Basics (CANB) course or the Provincial Standardized Chemotherapy and Biotherapy (PSCB) course
  • Passed all de Souza courses (up to two course reattempts allowed)
  • Complete a two week or 75 hour clinical fellowship pre-approved by de Souza Institute
  • Be registered and in good standing with the College of Nurses in your province or territory

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