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Nurse Appointed Chemotherapy Course Trainer October 29, 2009

FOR MORE INFORMATION, contact Rebecca Sylvester at 706/828-2394.

Nurse Appointed Chemotherapy Course Trainer

Oct. 28, 2009 (AUGUSTA, GA) – University Hospital’s Maureen Legg, R.N., has been appointed as an official trainer for the oncology Nursing Society Cancer Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Course, a comprehensive review for nurses who administer chemotherapy.

The ONS Cancer Chemotherapy & Biotherapy Course is an in-depth program that provides registered nurses with the information they need to safely administer chemotherapy. The course is taught throughout the United States and Canada by approximately 900 trainers. More than 80,000 nurses have attended this course since 1998.

To become an ONS Cancer Chemotherapy & Biotherapy Course Trainer, registered nurses must be certified in oncology, holds a bachelor’s degree or higher in a health related field, have a minimum of two years experience in administering chemotherapy and complete the trainer course.

The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) is a professional organization of more than 35,000 registered nurses and other healthcare professionals. ONS is committed to excellence in oncology nursing and to leading the transformation of cancer care by initiating and actively supporting educational, legislative, and public-awareness efforts to improve the care of people with cancer. ONS provides nurses and healthcare professionals with access to the highest quality educational programs, cancer-care resources, research opportunities and networks for peer support.

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