Survivorship Training for Nurses

Start a Survivorship Series for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer in Your Cancer Center
Living Beyond Breast Cancer is seeking fifteen oncology nurse navigators from the Southeast region of the United States to become program leaders for our 3rd annual Survivorship Series program. This program trains oncology nurse navigators about the unique survivorship issues for young women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer under age 45. Program materials and resources are provided to support the implementation of the Survivorship Series at their institution or cancer center. 

Selected participants will attend an in-person training held February, 10-12 2020 in Philadelphia, PA. Lori Ranallo, RN, MSN, ARNP-BC, CBCN, a breast oncology nurse practitioner with over 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 will be provided for travel and accommodation. The deadline to apply is December 4, 2019.

Being a program leader did not meet my expectations—it exceeded them. I expected to bring back some knowledge and a program to help enrich the lives of young women with breast cancer—but what I actually brought back far surpassed those simple goals.

 

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Who should apply?

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

We are looking for applicants who are excited about the opportunity, have experience leading group patient education session, and are flexible and motivated to work with us to implement this program. 

Ideal candidates:

  • are registered nurses and oncology nurse navigators with at least two years of navigator experience
  • work at community cancer center in southeast region* of United States
  • have a patient case load which is at least 70 percent breast cancer patients
  • have experience leading group patient education sessions
  • have the capacity and support of their institution to implement the Survivorship Series between March and July 2020

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

* Seeking applicants from the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, DC and West Virginia.

What are the benefits of being a nurse program leader?

As a nurse 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 of up to $450 for primary travel expenses to attend the in-person training held in Philadelphia February 10-12, 2020, plus two nights of hotel accommodations.
  • program materials, including PowerPoint presentations, handouts and interactive participant materials.
  • ongoing support from LBBC staff as you implement the series in your cancer center.

Your participating institution or cancer center will receive $750 for implementation costs at the end of the program period. This funding will be paid directly to the institution or cancer center and will not be paid to the nurse program leader.

What survivorship topics are covered in the program?

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

  • Intimacy and sexuality
  • Early menopause 
  • Long-term side effects of treatment
  • Self-care after breast cancer

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?

To apply to be a nurse program leader, please complete the online application. Plan 20-30 minutes to complete. The application includes questions about the applicant’s oncology experience, work with young breast cancer patients and interest in the program. The application questions can be reviewed prior to submission by downloading the application organizer. 

To complete the application, applicants will need to email their resume or CV to arin@lbbc.org by December 4, 2019.

Applications will be accepted until December 4, 2019. Qualified applicants will be invited for a brief phone interview. Applicants will be notified if they are accepted by January 3, 2020.

Who should I contact for more 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.

 

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