Oncology Nursing Society's initiative to establish best practiceBACKGROUND:
A project team was formulated to create evidence-based oncology nurse generalist competencies (ONGCs) to establish best practices in competency development, including high-risk tasks, critical thinking criteria, and measurement of key areas for oncology nurses.OBJECTIVES:
This article aims to describe the process and the development of ONGCs.METHODS:
This article explains how the ONGCs were accomplished, and includes outcomes and suggestions for use in clinical practice.FINDINGS:
Institutions can use the ONGCs to assess and develop competency programs, offer educational strategies to measure proficiency, and establish processes to foster a workplace committed to mentoring and teaching future oncology nurses.