The APHON Press Room has been created to provide easily accessible information and resources about pediatric hematology/oncology nursing to journalists and to interested individuals. Feel free to browse and download the various articles and resources below. The Press Room will continue to grow as materials become available, so visit often.
APHON's Statement about Ukraine
Posted March 18, 2022
The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) is profoundly concerned with the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. APHON stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine, as we witness innocent people being carelessly harmed. APHON is seeking ways to support healthcare providers who are struggling to care for pediatric hematology/oncology patients and families at the height of the war. As we continue to seek ways to support our fellow nurses, we add our voice to the cries for safe passage for patients and families, peace in Ukraine, and for justice to prevail. While we consider ways to support healthcare providers, we will update the website with any endorsed groups.
APHON's Statements on Racism and Injustice
Posted April 2021
We are committed to our community, our partners, and ourselves to prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion. Together we stand as a group of nurses comprised of, caring for, working with, devoting time to, and respecting individuals from all walks of life, all over the world.
We have no tolerance for hatred and racism. Last summer APHON released a statement in support of people of color and we now reaffirm our opposition to xenophobia, bigotry, and the escalating violence against the Asian and Pacific Islander communities. APHON resolves to continue to be an evolving organization, striving to be free of biases, hatred, and racism of all types.
We are proud to stand in solidarity with the Asian and Pacific Islander communities and with those who call for justice and action as we fight together to spread awareness and stand against racism and hate.
Posted June 2020
As nurses, we are ethically and professionally obligated to deliver culturally congruent care and to protect our patients. Racism and hatred of all forms cannot be tolerated at any level. APHON is grateful for the work we do to support nurses, patients, and families of all races across the globe. We are proud to stand in solidarity with people of color and with those who call for justice and action as we fight together to spread awareness and end systemic inequalities.
As we begin work on APHON’s strategic plan, we will focus our attention on diversity, equity, and inclusion in our community. The only way to make change happen is to look inside ourselves and find the path forward, together.
APHON in the News
APHON routinely participates in special cancer-related editions of USA Today through Mediaplanet. APHON leadership contributed to articles in each of the below issues.
Future of Personal Health | Pediatric Oncology Nurses are Getting Creative in a Time of COVID-19
Future of Cancer Care edition — How Nurses Will Influence the Future of Cancer Care
Future of Cancer Care edition
Future of Cancer Care edition — A Day in the Life of a Pediatric Oncology Nurse
The Fight Against Cancer campaign
Future of Cancer Care edition — How Nurses Are Creating a New Paradigm of Cancer Care
Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing
APHON Announce Kathleen Ruccione as the Dr. Nancy E. Kline Mentoring Award Winner
APHON Announces Ruth Anne Herring as the Dr. Patricia Greene Leadership Award Winner
APHON Announces Debbie Lafond as the Casey Hooke Distinguished Service Award Winner
APHON Announces Membership Awards
APHON Receives Top ASAE Honors for Pediatric Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Provider Program
APHON Supports Full Practice Authority for APRNs in the VA
APHON Announces 40 Years of Advancement
46th Annual Conference and Exhibit
September 15-17, 2022
Palm Beach County Convention Center
West Palm Beach, Florida
The Pediatric Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Provider Program is a 2-day course designed to provide nurses with the knowledge base needed to safely care for children and adolescents receiving chemotherapy or biotherapy. This course is often required within hospitals before nurses are allowed to administer chemotherapy to their young patients.
Nurses learn both the theoretical knowledge and key principles needed to safely, competently, and consistently administer chemotherapy and biotherapy. Nurses who have successfully completed the APHON Pediatric Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Providers program have learned the highest standards and practices