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Oncology Nurse Generalist Competencies: Oncology Nursing Society’s Initiative to Establish Best Practice

Michele E. Gaguski
Kim George
Susan D. Bruce
Edie Brucker
Carol Leija
Kristine B. LeFebvre
Heather Thompson Mackey
CJON 2017, 21(6), 679-687 DOI: 10.1188/17.CJON.679-687

Background: A project team was formulated to create evidence-based oncology nurse generalist competencies (ONGCs) to establish best practices in competency development, including high-risk tasks, critical thinking criteria, and measurement of key areas for oncology nurses.

Objectives: This article aims to describe the process and the development of ONGCs.

Methods: This article explains how the ONGCs were accomplished, and includes outcomes and suggestions for use in clinical practice.

Findings: Institutions can use the ONGCs to assess and develop competency programs, offer educational strategies to measure proficiency, and establish processes to foster a workplace committed to mentoring and teaching future oncology nurses.

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