Haematology/Oncology Subspecialty Nursing Program

Course Aim

This education program provides nurses with specialty knowledge and skill to effectively and safely care for children with cancer and haematology conditions.

Program Overview

The Haematology/Oncology Subspecialty Nursing Program is an evidence-based paediatric curriculum focusing on competencies essential to care for children and adolescents with cancer and haematological conditions. The program includes both in-class and practical hands-on experiences to facilitate knowledge into practice. Integral to the learning is an emphasis on child- and family-centred care, and interprofessional collaboration.

Participants will gain knowledge and skills in the nursing assessment, care delivery, and evaluation of care related to paediatric oncologic and haematologic conditions. Participants will learn and apply supportive care measures relevant to haem/onc patient populations including but not exclusive to psychosocial care, patient and family education, bereavement and palliative care. At the end of the program, competency-based assessments will determine participants’ skills and abilities in essential practices such as administering chemotherapy and caring for central venous access devices.

Program faculty include SickKids expert facilitators and clinical mentors who work with nurse participants to support high quality programming.

Benefits for Participants:

Impactful Programming

Learn to effectively assess and manage care of children with haematology/oncology conditions through interactive learning activities.

Case-based Learning

Build knowledge and desired skills by immersing in learner-centered curriculum focused on paediatric haem/onc case studies and scenarios relevant to practice at your organization.

Immediate Application

Integrate learned skills and knowledge directly into your organization's clinical setting through mentorship and coaching by expert paediatric nursing faculty.

Benefits for Organizations:

Skilled Nursing Workforce

Position nursing staff to utilize critical thinking and clinical reasoning in the delivery of paediatric nursing care for children and adolescents with cancer and haematological conditions.

Quality Paediatric Care

Enhance quality of patient care through nurses and teams with specialty knowledge in paediatric haematology/oncology.

Course Information:


10 days of interactive classroom curriculum.
On-site clinical coaching and mentorship is available according to organizational needs.


Nurses licensed to practice who:

  • Are interested in specialized nursing care of children and adolescents with cancer and haematological conditions
  • Are providing nursing care for children and adolescents with cancer and haematological conditions
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