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Friday, April 24 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Advanced Oncology Nursing Practice: Optimizing Education and Utilization

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Join us for a four-part session explaining the role of the advanced practice nurse in cancer care.
  • Renee Kurz, MSN, FNP-BC, will present "Merging Academia with Clinical Practice to Optimize the Education of Advance Practice Nurses who Specialize in Oncology."
  • Vanna Dest, MSN, APRN, BC, AOCN®, will present "APN-Driven Urgent Visit Program in a Large Academic Center: Reduction of Oncology ED Admissions."
  • Suzanne Walker, CRNP, MSN, AOCN®, BC, will present "Oncology Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Education in the 21st Century: A Single Institution's Experience With Embracing Technology to Advance the Specialty."
  • Verna Hendricks-Ferguson, PhD, RN, CHPPN, will present "Evaluation of an Intervention Fidelity-Monitoring Plan for a Palliative and End-of-Life Communication Intervention delivered to Parents of Children with a Brain Tumor."


  1. Describe approaches for filling the educational gap between formal advanced practice education and the oncology environment.
  2. Describe the role of advance practice nurses in reducing oncology patient emergency department admission. 

Friday April 24, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
414CD 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819