de Souza Institute
Alberta Health Services

Alberta O-PREP

Oncology Practice Readiness Education Program

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O-PREP Learning Pathway

The learning pathway outlines a trajectory of available learning opportunities. Relaunched in 2022 with new opportunities, Alberta O-PREP learners have access to a suite of courses on the Learning Pathway. These courses cover a variety of oncology topics in all domains of cancer care.

O-PREP believes in career-long learning and encourages you to continue to explore these learning opportunities!

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Course Highlight: Complex Malignant Hematology

Cancer care is changing rapidly, and no area is changing faster than complex malignant hematology. Complex Malignant Hematology is a comprehensive course covering core competency areas in managing hematological malignancies. This course is designed to equip nurses working with complex malignant hematology patients with the knowledge you need to succeed in this challenging and rewarding subspecialty. It is divided into 12 sections with 44 modules in total, written by experienced clinical practitioners. In addition to foundational knowledge, clinical experience in hematology is strongly recommended. Please contact your site educator or manager to make sure this course is suitable for you.

Course Highlight: Foundations of Cancer Disease Sites

Are you interested in learning cancer disease sites specifics? Do you work with patients in multiple tumour groups?

Foundations of Cancer Disease courses are designed for you!

O-PREP learners who complete Foundations in Oncology Part 1 & Alberta Systemic Therapy courses gain automatic access to enroll in these courses. You can pick and choose those most relevant to you.

The Foundations of Cancer Disease Sites Series covers cancer care competencies in managing a variety of disease sites. Some specific cancer types are separated into individual courses to help you enhance knowledge in the areas of oncology nursing practice you want to focus on.

Consider enrolling in one course, or one part at a time because you have a limited number of weeks to complete the course once enrolled.

Learner Achievement Letters

O-PREP and the Associate Chief Nursing Office (ACNO) in AHS recognizes O-PREP learners!

Have you completed a number of courses? Each de Souza course earns you credits on the O-PREP learning pathway. When you’ve achieved 4 or more credits, we’ll send you a Learner Achievement Letter. Letters are a great addition to your professional portfolio, curriculum vitae, and/or resume.

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