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The Nurse Practitioner with Oncology subspecialty works interdependently with other health professionals to provide primary and oncology health care to adults of all ages with specialized knowledge of oncology. This program enables graduate students with a Master’s degree to gain clinical experience and knowledge specific to oncology. Oncology Nurse Practitioners are employed in primary health care clinics, infusion centers, offices associated with hospitals, and private oncology practices. They may work in clinics that provide care to an adult population and their families.

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Oncology Nurse Practitioner Subspecialty

Oncology Nurse Practitioner Subspecialty Course Overview

Didactic content is provided in 8 Oncology Nursing specialty courses and provides the student with a strong advanced primary care base for caring for patients with common health problems. Clinical experiences in a variety of primary care and specialty clinic settings offer extensive preparation for the advanced practice role. Students who start course work in the Summer semester will take 4 semesters to complete the program.


Orientation and Intensives

Students are required to visit the UAB School of Nursing campus in Birmingham, Ala., for two multiday intensives.


Certification and Licensure


Once you successfully complete the course work, you will have obtained the didactic education requirements towards the  national certification examination for your specialty. You will also have successfully obtained the didactic education requirements and 360 clinical hours of the required 500 supervised clinical hours for your examination toward Certification as an Advanced Oncology Nurse Practitioner.  Oncology Nurse Practitioners also are licensed by the states in which they practice and are subject to the rules and regulations of that state's practice act.

For more information:

Richard Taylor, DNP, APRN-BC
Subspecialty Course Co-Coordinator
205.934.5196 |
Rebecca Edwards, DNP, RN,AOCNP, ACNP-BC
Subspecialty Course Co-Coordinator
205.975.0482 |


The Master's Degree Program in Nursing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (