The European College of Cancer Nursing (ECCN)

The ECCN has been developed with the ongoing support and collaboration of the European School of Oncology and ESCO – The College of the European School of Oncology.  A pilot ran from January to September 2023 with 20 nurses from across Europe, with 60% completing. The ECCN will move forward with a new Education Working Group Lead and Task Group in early 2024. Watch this space!

The European College of Cancer Nursing (ECCN) offers an exciting and innovative structured nursing educational pathway which spans from early nursing careers through to taking on strong leadership and research responsibilities. 

The ECCN offers a collegiate environment promoting and providing cancer education, professional development and networking opportunities for all nurses working with cancer patients and their families/carers across Europe to enhance care for people of all ages affected by cancer.

Read the ECCN Mission and Vision

The diagram below shows how the ECCN connects to the EONS Strategy and Working Groups

If you are interested in learning more, please click on the Working Group (WG) boxes below

What does the ECCN do?

  • Develops, delivers and signposts education and professional development opportunities for nurses who care for people across the age spectrum affected by cancer at all levels of practice and stages of their careers aligned to the EONS Education Framework.
  • Provides networking and mentorship opportunities for early career cancer nurses and the cancer nursing workforce across the career spectrum.
  • Promotes and implements the EONS Education Framework for cancer nursing identifying career and education pathways for nurses at all levels of practice and career stages.
  • Collaborates with other health professions and academic organisations across Europe to create inter-professional training opportunities aimed at strengthening oncology health systems.