Nurse Practitioners New to Cancer Care!

ONc-PoWER is Here

Are you a new nurse practitioner (in your first year of practice) in cancer care? Do you want to become more confident in your practice and communication skills?  Enroll in this new, interactive program ONc-PoWER. This program was developed by a team of researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing and funded by the National Cancer Institute.

This online program consists of five modules to be completed at your own pace. Enrollment and completion of the course will qualify you for 30 Continuing Education contact hours and your mentor will receive a $1,000.00 honorarium. There is no charge for Nurse Practitioners who began their career in cancer care within the last year.

We have developed a series of readings and interactive exercises covering common clinical questions and issues encountered by nurse practitioners as they begin to navigate their way through cancer care.  This program follows “Gina”, a new nurse practitioner as she learns how to:

  • Work up and perform a new patient history and physical
  • Work through challenging situations with appropriate communication strategies
  • Present a new patient history to a multidisciplinary group
  • Deal with challenging interruptions during patient presentations
  • Deal with patient concerns arising during  patient visits throughout treatment and care including how to assess and manage symptoms,
  • Communicate with patients and families as they move from curative to palliative care
  • Take good care of your physical and emotional health

The program is presented in 5 interactive modules that will engage participants and drive them to finish the program.

The course is designed to be completed with the supervision of an onsite mentor, a physician or advanced practice provider who will have access to the course and who can help you to apply the learned material to your daily practice.

Contact Hours

Awarded: 30

Registration Forms

For questions or more information contact: Peg Rosenzweig at 412-973-7131 and Sara Klein at 412-624-4769.


Supported through the National Cancer Institute: 5R25CA148050-03


This program is offered through the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing’s Continuing Education department, which is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (P0229).