Education Working Group

Education WG Members:

  • Dr Virpi Sulosaari (Chair), Finland,
  • Wendy Mcinally, (Co-Chair), UK
  • Harald Titzer, Austria
  • Celia Diez de los Rios, Spain
  • Rubén Martín, Spain
  • Mary Nevin, Ireland
  • Debbie Wyatt, UK
  • Vanessa-Alison Taylor, UK
  • Eugenia Trigoso, Spain
  • Theresa Wiseman, UK
  • Sara Gomez, Portugal
  • Silvija Piskorjanac, Croatia

The EONS Education Working Group is looking for Task Group members!

Opportunities have arisen to work with EONS on some exciting projects at the heart of the organisation. We are looking for:

– Task Group members responsible for the development and delivery of an EONS College of Cancer Nursing (ECCN) –

We are specifically seeking representation from different European countries, in the south, east, west and north of Europe . The working language is English and therefore we expect/need proficiency in the English language.

Specialist cancer nurses with a minimum of five years consistent experience in oncology or hematology or, cancer nursing education are particularly encouraged to apply. There will also be one place for one Young Cancer Nurse (under 35 years old) with a passion for cancer nursing education and career development.

The Task Group will include four members of the Education Working Group, the EONS President or President-Elect, three EONS other working Group members (AWG, RWG and CWG) and one Young Cancer Nurse.

Task Group meetings will take place on a regular basis with a maximum two per month. The work will be on a voluntary basis with no honorarium for this work.

See Further Information sidebar for more details.

A note on terminology

To be inclusive, the term ‘cancer nurse’ is used to describe nurses working with people affected by cancer, nurse teachers and researchers regardless of whether the individual has a specialist qualification relating to oncology. As an organisation, EONS strives for all cancer nurses to receive specialised training and qualifications, and continuous further education and training to keep up with developments in cancer care. However, in some countries where EONS has members this is not the case or not yet possible; therefore we aim to be as inclusive as possible in our definition of ‘cancer nurse’. EONS has members in 31 countries across Europe. When the terms Europe or ‘European continent’ are used, this refers to the 53 countries in WHO Europe. The European Union (EU) refers to the smaller block of 28 nation states.

The group looks forward to working together in developing opportunities for oncology nursing through education.

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