Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Education & Professional Development

The Nursing Education Department at Sylvester is committed to the continued professional development of the nursing staff throughout their employment with our organization. The development begins with an individualized competency-based orientation program and continues with planned, regular education offerings designed to maintain and improve the knowledge and skills of all nursing personnel.

The primary goal of the Nursing Education Department is to ensure that each individual under Nursing Services is competent to provide direct patient care or support services. The Nursing Education department is comprised of a director of Education & Compliance; four nurse educators and one administrative assistant.

The education program consists of various components; these include but are not limited to:

  • Nursing Orientation
  • Oncology Education
    • Chemotherapy & Biotherapy Certification
    • Oncology Certified Nurse Review Course
    • Oncology 101 Series
    • Oncology Competency Evaluation
    • Clinical Trial Education
    • Unit-based Training
  • IV/VAD Education
  • Restraint Education
  • Patient Care Equipment Use Training
  • Emergency Care Training
    • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
    • Rapid Response/Triage Training
    • Code Blue/Crash Cart/Defibrillator/AED
    • Mock Code
  • Preceptor Training Workshop
  • Joint Commission Focus Training
  • Annual Mandatory Training
  • Continuing Education Programs

Faculty and educators selected for educational programs are qualified by experience, education and licensure. The Nursing Education Department works collaboratively with other disciplines and departments such as the medical staff, Infection Control, Human Resources and Quality Management among others, in order to ensure that high quality, competent patient care is provided by our nursing personnel.

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