Conference Purpose and Learning Outcomes


APHON is committed to excellence in pediatric hematology/oncology nursing practice. This is accomplished by members and colleagues teaching one another current trends and new information, as well as learning from and sharing previous experiences.

Learning Outcomes

APHON is an accredited provider of continuing nursing education (CNE) with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and is responsible for developing and evaluating individual educational activities in compliance with current ANCC Accreditation Program criteria. ANCC recently released new criteria which has shifted from a focus on behavioral learning objectives to outcome based education. With this in mind, the Annual Conference Planning committee determined the following for the 2017 program:

This conference is designed to address the following identified learning gaps in knowledge, skills and practice:

  • New and innovative therapies in hematology, oncology and hematopoietic progenitor cell transplant
  • Adolescent and young adult (AYA) issues
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Current trends in hematology/oncology and hematopoietic progenitor cell transplant

Description of Current State

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology nurses need to have the knowledge, skills and the ability to apply new information learned as they care for their patients and their families.

The learning outcomes for the 2017 Annual Conference are the following:

Learning Outcome 1:

The learner will be able to identify innovative strategies essential for managing the challenges facing pediatric hematology/oncology nurses and the patients we serve.

Learning Outcome 2:

The learner will demonstrate increased knowledge related to the care of children, adolescents and young adults with hematologic or oncologic disorders.

The measurement of these outcomes will be evidenced by pre and post testing as well as the results of 30, 60 and 90 day surveys.