Recognising the Importance of Cancer Nursing
Thousands of cancer nurses across Europe marked European Cancer Nursing Day (ECND) on 18 May 2018, with celebrations taking place in cancer centres from Sweden to Slovakia and Ireland to Estonia. View our gallery and watch the day as it unfolded!
This important day in the cancer nursing calendar, organised by the European Oncology Nursing Society (EONS), was underpinned with some very strong message and objectives.
ECND2018 is calling for high-level recognition of the unique contribution of cancer nursing across Europe and focused on the importance of education and training to support it as a recognised speciality.
To this end, ECND2018 had two major highlights:
the launch of a new Cancer Nursing Education Framework
The event at the European Parliament – attended by MEPs Against Cancer, patient representatives and the EONS Board – shared powerful data gathered in Stage 2 of the RECaN project from four European countries (Estonia, Germany, Netherlands, UK) where nursing is at different stages of development.
The new Cancer Nursing Education Framework is a modular learning tool that will help cancer nurses across Europe build knowledge and practical expertise to a recognised professional standard, measured by the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).
Both the Framework and the event at the European Parliament were important steps on the way to full recognition of the value and contribution of oncology nursing.
Finally, together we are stronger – why not encourage a friend or colleague to join EONS today!