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Renewal Program

RenewalTo ensure that Pediatric Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Providers stay current in their knowledge of safe chemotherapy and biotherapy administration, APHON requires active Providers to renew their status. 

The first renewal will occur within 2 years of attending a pediatric chemotherapy/biotherapy provider course and achieving a passing score on the post-test and will then occur every 3 years thereafter. This is an important part of the Pediatric Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Provider Program which allows all Providers to keep pace with the ever changing advancement in medicine and technology.

This online program asks participants to read updated administration material, take a post-test, and complete an evaluation. Upon successful completion, participants will be awarded 2 continuing nursing education (CNE) contact hours.

Content of the Program

  • Prognostic Indicators
  • Pulmonary Complications
  • Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs
  • Biotherapy Principles
  • CAR-T Cell Therapy

The renewal exam consists of 25 questions and you must achieve a minimum score of 80% to pass. If you are unsuccessful on your first attempt, you will be permitted to retake the exam one time at no additional cost. If you do not achieve a passing score after two attempts you will be required to take the 2-day provider course again.

Learning Outcome

As a result of participating in this educational activity, the learner will gain the specific knowledge, according to national standards, that is needed to safely and consistently administer chemotherapy and biotherapy to children and adolescents. The measurement of this outcome will be evidenced by post-testing and evaluations.

Renewal Dates

The dates for provider renewals are as follows (please refer to your provider card for the issue date):

Provider Card Issue Date

Renewal Deadlines

1/1/2017–12/31/2017 12/31/2019
1/1/2018-12/31/2018 12/31/2020
1/1/2019-12/31/2019 12/31/2021

Renewal Fee Structure

November

Member: $55
Nonmember: $75

December

Member: $75
Nonmember: $95 

Provider Renewal

The 2018 Pediatric Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Provider Renewal is now closed. Providers that expired December 31, 2018 that failed to successfully complete the online renewal are now considered expired and must take a 2-day Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Provider Course to become a provider again.

Please note that if you submitted payment for the renewal and failed to complete the exam or failed to achieve a passing score on the exam by December 31, 2018 a refund will not be provided for the fee paid. 

How do Pediatric Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Providers that previously completed the exam access their continuing nursing education certificate?

Providers that previously completed the renewal process may access their CNE certificate by logging into their APHON website account. Users will be required to login using their APHON website ID and password.

What is the refund/cancellation policy?

All orders are final once payment is submitted. APHON reserves the right to refuse to refund duplicate payments submitted for the provider renewal exam. We strongly encourage providers verify previous payment submission prior to completing the renewal exam purchase.

Accreditation and Disclaimer

Pharmacology Content

This program may be also recognized for the amount of 1.2 hours of pharmacology content indicated as calculated by the APHON Pediatric Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Provider Program Committee. APHON does not award pharmacology credit. APHON recommends that attendees retain a copy of the certificate for supportive documentation to submit to your state’s nursing board. Please note that you may not apply CNE toward pharmacology content. The content may be applied in only one area, nursing contact hours or pharmacology content.

Official ONCC Statement and Disclaimer

The program content has been reviewed by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC) and is acceptable for recertification points in the following areas: Diagnosis and Staging, Disease-Related Biology, Health Promotion/Screening and Early Detection, Oncologic Emergencies, Professional Practice, Scientific Basis for Practice, Survivorship, Symptom Management, and Treatment.

Disclaimer: ONCC review is only for designating content to be used for recertification points and is not for CNE accreditation. CNE programs must be formally approved for contact hours by an acceptable accreditor/approver of nursing CE to be used for recertification by ONCC. If the CNE provider fails to obtain formal approval to award contact hours by an acceptable accrediting/approval body, no information related to ONCC recertification may be used in relation to the program.

Course content applies to multiple content areas across multiple credentials. Individual nurse’s learning plans are linked to the ONCC Test Blueprint for the certification they hold. Review the current test blueprint available on the ONCC website to determine where the content fits.

Accreditation Statement

The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Disclosure

A staff member, volunteer, or family member who has an affiliation with a commercial company must declare that relationship in advance of involvement with an education activity that could be used as a forum to promote the interest of that company and its products. There are no disclosures to report for this activity.