Reply To: APHON Fundamentals

  • Brandi ODell

    April 25, 2023 at 9:30 am

    Good morning everyone,
    Can someone clarify if the Foundations course and Fundamentals course are the same thing, or are there two seperate courses available? 
    Thank you!

    Brandi O’Dell, MSN,RN,CPN
    United States
    Original Message:
    Sent: 04-24-2023 06:48 PM
    From: Shannon Weller
    Subject: APHON Fundamentals

    The upper management at my Children’s Hospital is talking about cutting our APHON Fundamentals Course and only providing the Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Course.  I’m wondering what other hospitals do for educating their new Heme/Onc nurses.  The Fundamentals Course has so much information in it that I feel it’s necessary but per our hospital policy only the Chemo/Bio course is required.  Also, how do you orient your new nurses to give chemotherapy/biotherapy?  Do you team them up with an experienced nurse for a few shifts or does your clinical preceptors check them all off?  Thanks so much!

    Shannon Weller, BSN-RN, CPN, CPHON
    Clinical Preceptor – Inpatient Pediatrics
    WVU Medicine Children’s
    Morgantown, WV
    United States