APHON recognizes our members are continuously in the pursuit of professional development and that it can come in many forms. APHON offers a variety of opportunities for nurses to earn their continuing educations credits, and work towards certification and/or maintain it.
APHON’s bookstore is stocked with essential APHON products and publications for nurses and their patients and families. Members receive discounted rates on all APHON products.
APHON's Evidence Based Practice and Research Committee supports the development of Evidence-Based Practice Guidelines and supports research activities within the membership optimizing outcomes for children, adolescents and young adults with cancer and blood disorders.
APHON has developed position papers on several clinical pediatric hematology/oncology practice topics that are written and reviewed by subject matter experts. Additionally, APHON has endorsed practice guidelines that advance the care of children, adolescents and young adults with cancer and blood disorders and their families.
Per ONCC, 95% of certified nurses agree: certification validates specialty knowledge, enhances credibility and provides satisfaction. Some nurses are encouraged by others to seek certification. Others get certified for a sense of personal accomplishment. The motivation doesn’t matter. Certification proves you’ve mastered a broad body of oncology nursing knowledge.
APHON recognizes that not all nurses can spend time away from their work and families to attend the Annual Educational Conference and therefore has developed webinars to serve this population. APHON webinars focus on single topic areas that have been identified by members as needing further study. Watch webinars designed to help you keep up with the latest best practices and innovations in pediatric hematology/oncology nursing.
Journal of Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nursing (JOPON) is APHON’s award-winning journal providing original, peer-reviewed research intended to advance clinical nursing care of children, adolescents and young adults with cancer and blood disorders and their families.
JOPON Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)
The JOPON CNE program provides nurses with another vehicle to earn CNE credit in addition to APHON's live conferences and courses by reviewing articles on current trends and issues affecting pediatric hematology/oncology nursing.
APHON Counts is the member quarterly newsletter published by the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON). Members receive four issues and have access to full-text files of current and back issues online. Each newsletter features a theme for clinical articles such as hematology, survivorship, and late effects among a variety of other topics