This website, developed from the National Cancer Nursing Education Project (EdCaN), provides a competency standards framework and a suite of learning resources targeted at building capacity of the nursing workforce in cancer control, with the ultimate aim of improving health outcomes for people affected by cancer.
The resources are designed to support the professional development of all nurses in cancer care regardless of experience or setting. They provide highly flexible and accessible education materials to help:
- All nurses achieve the core capabilities required in cancer control.
- Specialist cancer nurses benchmark against the specialist cancer nurse competency standards.
- Educators facilitate learning for all nurses in cancer control.
The National Cancer Nursing Education (EdCaN) project provides a way forward for the development of the cancer nursing workforce in Australia through a framework and a set of capabilities outlining the role expectations of nurses working in cancer control.
The project's web-based resource materials, available here, will help nurses acquire these capabilities. The framework and accompanying education resources are part of the broader cancer control efforts needed to reduce the burden of cancer in Australia.
Project aims and deliverables
The EdCaN project aimed to develop:
- A national framework for cancer nursing education that contributes to the development of a nursing workforce capable of meeting the future needs of people with cancer.
- A suite of supporting educational resources sufficiently flexible to meet local needs while addressing issues associated with long-term workforce preparation.