Jun 21, 2024  
Catalog/Bulletin 2015-2016 
Catalog/Bulletin 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


[2 Credits]
Nursing Care of the Oncology Patient, is a nursing elective course which provides the student an opportunity to develop an increased knowledge of both theoretical and clinical aspects of care of patients with malignant diseases. Lecture content is provided by nursing faculty and expert oncology nurses who members of the New Orleans Oncology Nurses, the local chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society. The clinical component allows students to interact with adult cancer patients and observe and evaluate cancer care in a variety of settings and gain an expanded appreciation of the role of the oncology nurse. Theoretical content builds upon knowledge gained in the basic sciences, humanities and all previous sophomore, junior and senior level courses. Course topics are derived from the Core Curriculum for Oncology Nursing, and incorporate the Standards of the OncologyNursing Society. Prerequisite: NURS 3355, 3365, 3358, 3368, or permission of the instructor.