Adult Oncology Specialist, Certificate

The Adult Oncology Specialty Certificate is designed for Master’s-prepared nurses and Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) seeking advanced training in oncology from leading researchers and clinicians in the country. The program is led by highly experienced faculty who are renowned experts in the field of oncology, and students will have the opportunity to interact with nationally recognized scientists and clinicians from the School of Nursing and the Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center.  This hybrid program requires students to complete three courses which consist of both online and on-campus components. In both the Fall and Spring semesters, students are expected to attend two on-campus days at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.


A total of 3 course units are required. We also provide a sample plan of study for students.

Theory Courses
NURS 6640Advanced Practice for Oncology Care1
NURS 6660Effects of Cancer and Cancer Therapy1
Clinical Courses
NURS 6670Oncology Practice: Assessment, Diagnosis, & Cancer Management1
Total Course Units3

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2023 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.