Eligibility Criteria

  • GNM holding at least 2 years experience
  • B sc Nursing
  • English competency - 40% Marks in 10 + 2
  • Basic computer knowledge -MS Office

Course Duration


Course Content

Clinical aspects of cancer diagnosis

Scientific Basis for Practice

  • Breast Cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Cancer of the Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Cancer of the Reproductive tract
  • Cancer of the Urinary system
  • Skin cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancers
  • Cancer of the Neurologic system
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma & Multiple Myeloma
  • Bone and Soft Tissue Cancers
  • Pediatric cancerss

Treatment Modalities

  • Nursing implication of Surgical treatment
  • Nursing Implications of Blood and Marrow Transplant
  • Nursing Implications of Radiation Therapy
  • Nursing Implications of Chemotherapy and Hormonal Therapy
  • Nursing Implications of Biotherapy and Targeted Therapies
  • Nursing Implications of Support Therapies and Procedures

Oncologic Emergencies

  • Metabolic Emergencies
  • Structural Emergencies

Palliation of symptoms

  • Pharmacologic Interventions
  • Complementary and Alternative Modalities
  • Cardiovascular Symptoms
  • Cognitive Symptoms
  • Endocrine Symptoms
  • Fatigue
  • Gastrointestinal Symptoms
  • Genitourinary Symptoms
  • Hematologic and Immune Symptoms
  • Integumentary Symptoms
  • Musculoskeletal Symptoms
  • Neurologic Symptoms
  • Nutrition Issues
  • Pain
  • Respiratory Symptoms
  • Sleep Disturbances

Psychosocial Dimensions of Care

  • Altered Body Image
  • Coping mechanism and skills
  • Cultural and Spiritual Care
  • Psychosocial Considerations
  • Sexuality and Sexual Dysfunction

Professional Practice

  • Standards of Practice and Professional Performance
  • Evidence-Based Practice and standard of oncology nursing
  • Principles of Education and Learning
  • Legal Issues
  • Ethical Issues

Survivorship,  Roles & Responsibilities,  Palliative and End of life care,  Infection Control and Ward Management,  Bio Medical Waste Management

Course Highlights

  • Program pedagogy which includes Webinar, Student Faculty Chat by Subject Experts and Project Work.
  • Reference subject through E-library
  • Program materials developed by experts
  • Each block culminating into a qualifying assignment
  • Credit based teaching outcomes for global application

Learning Outcome

  • To identify the risk factor of cancer
  • To understand the pathophysiology of the cancer
  • To know about Physiology & Physiologic effect of cancer
  • To understand Nursing care related to common nursing diagnoses associate with cancer
  • To understand the role of surgery, radiation therapy, chemo therapy, targeted therapy, and other therapies treating the cancer
  • To Differentiate among the purposes the surgical procedures used in cancer treatment, diagnosis prophylaxis, palliation & reconstructions.
  • To understand oncology emergencies
  • To discuss Patient preparation for various procedure

Evaluations and Grading

  • Evaluations will collate candidate performance based on Self Assessment, Term End Assessment, completion of Project Work , participation in Webinar , participation in student-faculty chat.
  • Grading will be done based on alphabetical grade point percentage.


At the end of the program the student will be awarded a Certification from Astron Institute of International Studies, Gurgaon.