♦  Welcome to Canada's first research unit dedicated to improving patient health through the effective use of advanced nursing roles in cancer care which opened at the Juravinski Cancer Centre at Hamilton Health Sciences on April 28th, 2009.

♦  The goal of OAPN is to provide a comprehensive, integrated national program of leading-edge research, education, mentorship and knowledge translation initiatives to support the effective use of oncology APN roles in cancer care.

This website will be a valuable resource to a diverse group of stakeholders including:

  • Advanced practice nurses
  • Hospital administrators
  • Physicians
  • Policy-makers
  • Cancer organizations



Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership Special Issue on APN

The CJNL special issue consists of 10 papers summarizing an APN Decision Support Synthesis. As well, it includes editorial and introductory remarks and 3 commentaries by senior researchers and administrators.

The CJNL special issue can be fully and freely accessed at:



Provincial, National and International Activities Engaging Oncology Advanced Practice Nurses

Effective health human resource planning that maximizes the expertise of advanced practice nurses (APNs) is a hot topic around the world as countries grapple with the challenges of meeting demands for high quality and cost-effective healthcare services. Click here to view the provincial, national and global events that reflect the continued and heightened demand for APN roles.


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