Survivorship Training for Nurses

Learn How to Start A Survivorship Series for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer in Your Practice

Living Beyond Breast Cancer is seeking ten registered nurses to become program leaders for a pilot Survivorship Series program. This new program will train nurses about the unique survivorship issues for young women diagnosed with breast cancer and will provide materials, resources and $2,000 to implement the Survivorship Series in your own institution or cancer center.

Selected participants will attend an in-person training held April 11-13, 2018 in Philadelphia. Lori Ranallo, RN, MSN, ARNP-BC, CBCN, a breast oncology nurse practitioner with 25 years of experience in breast cancer survivorship, will be leading the training and provide ongoing support to program leaders as they implement the Survivorship Series in their institution or cancer center. Financial assistance provided for travel and accommodation.

The deadline to apply to this program is Friday, February 9, 2018. 

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Who Should Apply?

We are seeking registered nurses who want to deepen their own understanding of the survivorship concerns of young breast cancer patients and help attend to the unmet needs of their young patients. Ideal applicants work with young women affected by breast cancer whose care would be improved through group patient education sessions on survivorship issues.   

LBBC is looking for program leaders who

  • are registered nurses
  • have at least 2 years work experience in oncology
  • have a patient case load which is at least 70 percent breast cancer patients
  • have the capacity and support of their institution to implement the Survivorship Series between May and September 2018

Applicants must have the support of their cancer center or institution to implement LBBC’s Survivorship Series in their workplace.

LBBC is looking for applicants who are excited about the opportunity, will contribute to the nurse training program through conference calls and sharing of best practices, and are flexible and motivated to work with LBBC to implement this new pilot program.

What Are the Benefits of Being a Nurse Program Leader?

As a program leader you will receive: 

  • comprehensive training on the topics covered in the survivorship series and training on how to successfully implement the program in your institution.
  • reimbursement up to $450 for travel expenses to attend the in-person training held in Philadelphia April 11-13, 2018, plus two nights of hotel accommodations.
  • program materials, including PowerPoint presentations, handouts and interactive participant materials.

Participating cancer centers or institutions will receive $2,000 for implementation costs at the end of the program period. This funding will be paid directly to the cancer center or institution and will not be paid to the nurse program leader.

What Survivorship Topics Are Included In the Program?

The Survivorship Series will provide patient education on the following topics:

  • Intimacy and sexuality
  • Body image
  • Early menopause 
  • Late effects of treatment
  • Genetic mutations and cancer screening

Nurse program leaders will receive comprehensive training on each topic to expand their understanding of each area and be trained to provide a patient education session on the subjects. 

What is the Application Process and Requirements?

To apply to be a nurse program leader, please complete the online application. Plan 15-30 minutes to complete. The application includes questions about the applicant’s oncology experience, work with young breast cancer patients, and interest in the program. Applicants will be asked to upload a copy of their resume or CV, as part of the application. The application questions can be reviewed prior to submission by downloading the application organizer

LBBC will accept applications until Friday, February 9, 2018. Qualifying applicants will be invited for a brief phone interview. Applicants will be notified if they are accepted by Friday, March 2, 2018. 

Do You Need Additional Information?

Please contact Arin Ahlum Hanson, associate director of outreach and partnerships, at arin@lbbc.org or 484-708-1546, if you have any questions or would like additional information about this program.