This course will focus on the fundamental principles of navigation as they apply to the scope of nursing practice in oncology. Oncology nursing standards and professional nursing standards will be reviewed to contextualize the key attributes essential to the role of nursing in effective navigation. Theoretical models will be highlighted to enhance understanding of the supportive care needs of patients, as well as the process of patient adjustment to cancer. A key aim of the course is twofold: to engage students through online learning incorporating self-directed learning activities; and a practical session comprised of a one day workshop to apply new learning through practice with simulated case studies utilizing standardized patients.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
To receive a certificate and a 0.5 credit toward a de Souza designation, participants are required to complete:
Time Commitment: Approximately 3 hours per week and 7.5 hours for the workshop
Maximum seats: 52
Offered to any nurse in Ontario working along the cancer care continuum.
A deposit of $100 is required to save your space for the course. Cheques will not be deposited unless participants fail to cancel their registration before September 3, 2012 or fail to complete the course. Please see our Cancellation & No Show Policy.
The cheque can be made payable to de Souza Institute and mailed to our office at
700 University Avenue
Toronto, ON M5G 1Z5
July 22, 2012
August 27, 2012
Workshop date: October 30, 2012 (TBD)
de Souza Designation Course Weight: 0.5 Credits under Patient Teaching and Coaching
Mandatory: $100 deposit cheque must be received 5 days before the start of the course
Online and One Day Workshop - TBD