European Cancer Nursing Day 2018
European Cancer Nursing Day 2018 – Join in on 18 May!
The latest from Twitter – #ECND2018
EONS President Lena Sharp launches the EONS Cancer Nursing Education Framework
Spanish nurses bring the RECaN logo to life
Just too good to eat!
Support for ECND from colleagues in the USA
Bournemouth Hospital, UK
ESNO – Ber Oomen
Guy’s and St Thomas’, London nurses, with Macmillan Cancer Support
Limerick Hospital, Ireland
Anna Dunberger, Sweden YCN Rep
Cork University Hospital, Ireland
EONS YCNs celebrate and support ECND- Laura Bascunana Sanchez,Spain
Maria Dias, Portugal YCN Rep
Portugal – imaging
Belgian Hematology Society Nurses
Lectures, poster exhibition & cake mark the day in Sweden
University Clinic Maribor, Slovenia
Bon Secours, Cork, Ireland
German Oncology Nursing Society
Guy’s and St Thomas’, London, UK
Irish cancer nurses
Macmillan Cancer Support, UK
Cakes with a message
Guy’s Hospital, London
The front cover of the framework
I’ve got my copy!
London nurses celebrate ECND!
Estonian cancer nurses
In Cork, Ireland
Cyprus cancer nurses
Daniel Kelly addresses MEPs against Cancer at the European Parliament
Nurse leaders gather with members of MEPs Against Cancer
Time for ECND cake!
Thousands of cancer nurses across Europe marked European Cancer Nursing Day (ECND) on 18 May 2018, with celebrations in cancer centres from Sweden to Slovakia and Ireland to Estonia.
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:
- a high-profile advocacy event at the European Parliament to share the latest findings of the groundbreaking Recognising European Cancer Nursing (RECaN) project
- 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!