Instructor Program

APHON Pediatric Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Instructor Course

The APHON Pediatric Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Instructor Course is designed for any nurse who has completed the provider course and meets the qualifications to be trained to teach the course.

This course provides general instruction in adult education, guidance in the planning of lectures based on the APHON program content, and instruction in administering the provider exam. Successful completion allows nurses to return to their institutions as recognized APHON Pediatric Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Instructors who are able to provide ongoing instruction and education to other registered nurses.

If you are already an APHON Pediatric Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Instructor and want to set up a course, please complete this request form at least six weeks prior to the start of your class.

Become an Instructor

APHON offers two instructor courses throughout the year. Our in-person instructor course is held annually at the APHON conference in September and a virtual instructor course is annually held in the late spring.

The next APHON instructor course will be on May 16th held virtually over Zoom. Registration for this course is now available and remain open until May 10th, 2024 or until the course has reached max capacity.

More details, such as the course cost and schedule, will be made available upon open registration. Until then, if you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to the education team at

Eligibility Requirements

The Instructor Course is open to a nurse who:

  • is a Licensed registered nurse
  • is a current APHON Pediatric Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Provider
  • is an APHON member*
  • has two years of clinical experience
  • is a current Certified Pediatric Oncology Nurse (CPON®) or Certified Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurse (CPHON®)
  • has a bachelor’s degree or higher (preferred)

*If you are not currently an APHON member, you may join and register at the same time.

Program Benefits

  1. Train to competently share your knowledge of best practices for administering chemotherapy and biotherapy.
  2. Develop a new professional skill and become an APHON Instructor.
  3. Contribute to the field of pediatric hematology/oncology nursing.

Instructors participating in the course will also receive:

  • Access to the instructor PowerPoint slides, course rosters, teaching tools, and notes through the online Instructor Community to confidently teach Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Provider courses
  • Exam administration instructions and guidelines
  • an APHON Pediatric Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Instructor Card

Continuing Education

Participants will be awarded 6.25 NCPDs upon completion of the entire Instructor Course and evaluation.

Accreditation and Disclaimers

ONCC Official Statement and Disclaimer

The program content has been reviewed by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC) and is acceptable for recertification points.

CPHON® Individual Learning Needs Assessment (ILNA) Coding:

  • Professional

BMTCN® Individual Learning Needs Assessment (ILNA) Coding:

  • Professional

ONCC review is only for designating content to be used for recertification points and is not for NCPD accreditation. NCPD programs must be formally approved for contact hours by an acceptable accreditor/approver of nursing NCPDs to be used for recertification by ONCC. If the NCPD provider fails to obtain formal approval to award contact hours by an acceptable accrediting/approval body, no information related to ONCC recertification may be used in relation to the program.

Accreditation Statement

The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


A staff member, volunteer (faculty), or their family member who has an affiliation with an ineligible company must declare that relationship in advance of involvement with an education activity that could be used as a forum to promote the interest of that company and its products. If there are any disclosures to report, they will be indicated on Annual Conference marketing materials.