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Oncology Nursing Certification (OCN) Review Course

The Oncology Certification (OCN) Review Course is developed for registered nurses to expand their knowledge or prepare for the certification exam.  This course is offered live on two days or accessed remotely as synchronous learning.  It is presented in collaboration with the Umass Memorial Cancer Center.

The Oncology Nursing Certification Review Course provides students with the preparation they need in order to succeed on their Oncology Nurse Certification Exam, provided by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC). Review sessions and practice questions will be included in the curriculum

Once enrolled in a course the Graduate School of Nursing does not offer refunds


  • Cancer Survivorship
  • Carcinogenesis/Immunology
  • Epidemiology, Screening & Prevention
  • Genetics & Genomics
  • Oncologic Emergencies
  • Palliative Care Concepts & End-of-Life Issues
  • Professional Performance
  • Psychosocial Impact of Cancer
  • Regulatory Considerations
  • Scope & Standards of Care
  • Site-Specific Cancer Considerations
  • Symptom Management & Palliative Care
  • Treatment Modalities & Related Nursing Implications

Meet the Instructors

OCN Course Nurses - Oncology Nursing Certification (OCN) Review Course - UMass Medical GSN

Maureen Bergstrom

  • Clinical Nurse Educator at UMass Memorial Medical Center

Alicia Wierenga

  • Over 14 years of nurse and nurse management experience in a variety of fields including vascular surgery and oncology/hematology.

Alyson Karakouzian

  • Oncology Certified Nurse responsible for creating and providing education for oncology nurses throughout the UMass Memorial Cancer Cancer.
  • Responsible for managing education, creating clinical guidelines, monitoring practice, writing and updating existing clinical policies and procedures and facilitating our Epic go-live with integrated Beacon functionality for a multi-site, multi-disciplinary Cancer Center at a large teaching hospital.

Elizabeth Keating

  • Lead Instructor - Graduate School of Nursing
  • Nurse Practitioner with 20 years experience in Hematology/Oncology in the Cancer Center of Excellence, specializing in the care of women with Breast Cancer (Holds breast care certification by ONCC (CBCN)).
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