Improving ambulatory oncology nursing practice. An innovative educational approach.
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To meet the educational needs of ambulatory oncology nurses, an innovative and flexible program was created at a major cancer institute in Canada. Utilizing adult learning principles, standards of nursing practice, and departmental goals, the Clinical Nurse Specialists and Clinical Teachers creatively approached the need for extensive education. Five site specific educational workshops were provided to the nursing staff utilizing a self-directed learning style to capture the varied experiences, educational background, and motivations of the staff. This paper highlights the necessary program elements, implementation of, and evaluation of the educational program.
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