Preparing Professional Nurses for Cancer Survivorship Care

Application Due Date:
Applications will be available in the fall.
A group rate is available for accepted participants attending the Survivorship Course.



The City of Hope Department of Nursing Research & Education in collaboration with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, are providing an NCI-funded program in cancer survivorship to educate competitively chosen professional nurses from cancer settings across the nation. This program is being offered four times over a five year period, alternating between West Coast and East Coast venues. Using a goal-directed method of teaching, each participant develops three goals related to implementing survivorship activities. These goals will be reviewed at 6, 12, and 18 months post-course. This three-day course provides survivorship education based on the "four domains of quality of life" model:
  • Physical well-being and symptoms management
  • Psychological well-being
  • Socialwell-being
  • Spiritual well-being
Expert national faculty, who have been involved with the Institute of Medicine report, as well as clinicians who provide survivorship care in their settings, present the information. Interactive networking is encouraged and faculty members provide guidance in goal development.
This is a National Cancer Institute-funded study which provides for the course registration and up to $325.00 reimbursement for hotel room costand taxes. This is a research study, soeach participant mustbe committed to providing the brief follow-up tools and interviews necessary at 6, 12 and 18 months.


At the conclusion of the course the participants should be able to:
  • Discuss the issues and state-of-the-science in cancer survivorship.
  • Identify individual goals for improved care for cancer survivors in participants’ cancer settings.
  • Develop outcomes measurements to document survivorship care provided in your setting.

Expected Results

At the end of the conference, attendees will be able to work on completing their established goals to begin to build the framework for changes to improve quality of survivorship care in their cancer care settings.
This level of goal-driven change will beassessed at 6, 12 and 18 months for achievement. Continuous access to supportive faculty will be available for resources and support. Administration support begins with the application process and their continued support is evaluated at 6, 12 and 18 months.