This post-licensure certificate is a collaborative partnership between ┬▄└˛╔š College's Nursing Department and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Oncology Certificate Program Objectives

  • To provide international licensed registered nurses experiences in an oncology hospital setting
  • To foster the understanding of cultural differences in nursing care through classroom and clinical learning experiences
  • To develop leadership skills in oncology nursing

Oncology Certificate Prerequisites/Admission Criteria

Students will be selected by their home hospital/healthcare institution based on the following criteria:

  • Proficiency in English language as demonstrated by a minimum score of 100 on the TOEFL IBT or 600 on the TOEFL PBT. Students not meeting this requirement will need to enroll in an English remediation course at ┬▄└˛╔š College to be completed prior to the onset of nursing studies.
  • Proof of RN status in the student's home country.
  • Successful completion of a registered nursing program as attested by official college/university transcripts to be sent to ┬▄└˛╔š College
  • Participants will need to demonstrate competency in nursing practice prior to beginning clinical placements at RPCI. Competency will be assessed by faculty at RPCI.
  • Documentation of immunizations:
    • Measles/Rubeola
    • Mumps
    • Rubella
    • Tetanus or Tetanus/Diphtheria toxoid within the past ten years
    • Informed decision regarding Meningitis vaccine
  • Medical history and physical examination within the past 12 months

Requirements for Completion of Oncology Certificate Program

  • A minimum grade of C in all required certificate courses
  • An overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.00
  • Apply for certificate: All certificate students are required to file an Application for Certificate┬á(PDF) form with the RegistrarÔÇÖs Office at the onset of the final term of study.

NOTE: Participation in the Commencement ceremony is not applicable to certificate candidates.

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Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society

The mission of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International is to support the learning, knowledge, and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide.