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Class Information for Cellular Therapy

Session: Cellular Therapy 11/15 8hr IN-PERSON
Type: In-person
Class Size: 18
# Openings: 11
Class Session Date(s): 01/01/22 - 12/31/22
Registration Dates: 11/23/2020 08:38 AM - 12/31/2022 08:38 AM
Coordinator: Megan E Mikula


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.

Special Comments

This course meets for one 8-hour didactic session. If in person guidelines become more restrictive again due to Covid, please plan for remote learning for the 8 hour didactic instruction. Currently, we plan to hold the course in person! WE WILL NOT HOLD SUBSEQUENT 2-HOUR SIMULATION SESSIONS DUE TO STAFFING CHALLENGES.

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 three indications for cellular therapy. 2. Describe procedures for cell harvesting, processing, and infusion. 3. Identify three side effects of cell therapy, including nursing assessment and management strategies.


All participants should have previous or concurrent enrollment in the CCND Online Basic Immunology Course.

All participants should have completed a Chemo/biotherapy Education Course relevant to their patient population.

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

Session Schedule

Date Times Location
Tuesday November 15, 2022 07:30 AM - 04:00 PM NIH Clinical Center:CC FAES Classroom 4 - B1C205