Goal of OAPN

The ultimate goal of OAPN is to improve the health of Canadians at risk for, or affected by, cancer through the effective use of APN roles.

  

Objectives of OAPN

Specific objectives of OAPN are to:

 

1. Establish a national and international hub of APNs, clinicians, educators, researchers, managers and policy-makers with expertise relevant to oncology APN.

 

2. Increase capacity to conduct oncology APN related research.

 

3. Conduct integrated streams of research in three priority areas:

  • Therapeutics or clinical APN interventions Interventions to promote effective oncology APN role development, implementation and utilization, provide education and mentorship to promote the development, recruitment and retention of highly qualified APNs.
  • New models of cancer control that include APN and/or other advanced health provider roles.
  • Interventions to promote effective oncology APN role development, implementation and utilization, provide education and mentorship to promote the development, recruitment and retention of highly qualified APNs.

 

4. Provide education and mentorship to promote the development, recruitment and retention of highly qualified APNs.

 

5. Promote evidence-based oncology nursing practice through the development of practice guidelines and other knowledge transfer/uptake activities.

 

6. Increase stakeholder (patients, health providers, administrators, policy makers, educators, and researchers)awareness and understanding of oncology APN roles and therapies through knowledge translation activities.

 

OAPN will provide a comprehensive and integrated national program of initiatives in three key areas: 1) research

2) education and mentorship and 3) knowledge translation.