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Professional Issues

Core Competencies for Bone Marrow Transplantation Nurse Practitioners

Kristin Elizabeth Knopf
CJON 2011, 15(1), 102-105 DOI: 10.1188/11.CJON.102-105

The role of the bone marrow transplantation nurse practitioner (BMT NP) has been implemented in most major academic transplantation centers; however, little literature supports the scope of practice and core competencies in this setting. With an increasing shortage of oncologists, opportunities exist for BMT NPs to become leaders in the clinical management of BMT recipients. This article reviews the literature and current professional guidelines to develop core professional and clinical competencies for BMT NPs.

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