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Class Information for Cellular Therapy


The purpose of this course is to provide the learner with an understanding of how cellular therapy is used to treat cancer and other diseases, including procedures and practices for cell mobilization, harvest, expansion, and infusion. Additionally, nurses will benefit from detailed knowledge regarding how cellular therapy influences the immune system and the very specific immune related side effects seen with this treatment modality.

Contact Hours

This activity is approved by the Ohio Nurses Association (ONA) to award contact hours. ONA is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 7.25 Contact Hours will be awarded to those individuals who attend 80% of the event, complete an evaluation, and score greater than 80% on a post-test. This activity has no commercial support or sponsorship. Planner, presenters, and content reviewers disclose no conflict of interest relative to this educational activity. For more information regarding contact hours, please call Melanie Mudd at (301)827-4755.

Special Comments

This course meets for one 8-hour didactic session. Currently, we plan to hold the course in person! If in person guidelines become more restrictive again due to Covid, we will pivot this course to online. You will receive a detailed email with course instructions.

Target Audience

This course is for nurses caring for oncology AND non-oncology patients in oncology as well as non-oncology areas in inpatient and ambulatory care settings. It is for any nurse who may care for patients who will, are, or have received cellular therapy. This course is appropriate for experienced nurses. Participants need to have at least 6 months of experience working in the Clinical Center with Research Participants and Protocols.

Course Objectives

Following attendance of the Cellular Therapy Course, the participant will be able to: 1. Identify at least two indications for cellular therapy. 2. Describe procedures for cell harvesting, processing, and infusion. 3. Identify at least 2 side effects of cell therapy, including nursing assessment and management strategies.


All CCND participants should have previous or concurrent enrollment in the CCND Online Basic Immunology Course. All non-CCND participants should have basic immunology knowledge.

All CCND participants should have completed a Chemo/biotherapy Education Course relevant to their patient population. All non-CCND participants should have basic knowledge regarding chemo/immunotherapy principles.

Additionally, it is recommended nurses working on 1NW, 3NE, and 3SEDH will have previous or concurrent enrollment in the ONS Online Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Course.

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