European Cancer Nursing Day 2018

European Cancer Nursing Day 2018 – Join in on 18 May!

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EONS President Lena Sharp launches the EONS Cancer Nursing Education Framework
EONS President Lena Sharp launches the EONS Cancer Nursing Education Framework

Spanish nurses bring the RECaN logo to life
Spanish nurses bring the RECaN logo to life

Just too good to eat!
Just too good to eat!

Support for ECND from colleagues in the USA
Support for ECND from colleagues in the USA

Bournemouth Hospital, UK
Bournemouth Hospital, UK

ESNO - Ber Oomen
ESNO - Ber Oomen

Guy's and St Thomas', London nurses, with Macmillan Cancer Support
Guy’s and St Thomas’, London nurses, with Macmillan Cancer Support

Limerick Hospital, Ireland
Limerick Hospital, Ireland

Turkey
Turkey

Anna Dunberger, Sweden YCN Rep
Anna Dunberger, Sweden YCN Rep

Cork University Hospital, Ireland
Cork University Hospital, Ireland

EONS YCNs celebrate and support ECND- Laura Bascunana Sanchez,Spain
EONS YCNs celebrate and support ECND- Laura Bascunana Sanchez,Spain

Maria Dias, Portugal YCN Rep
Maria Dias, Portugal YCN Rep

Portugal - imaging
Portugal – imaging

Portugal
Portugal

Belgian Hematology Society Nurses
Belgian Hematology Society Nurses

Lectures, poster exhibition & cake mark the day in Sweden
Lectures, poster exhibition & cake mark the day in Sweden

UK nurses
UK nurses

University Clinic Maribor, Slovenia
University Clinic Maribor, Slovenia

Valencia, Spain
Valencia, Spain

Bon Secours, Cork, Ireland
Bon Secours, Cork, Ireland

German Oncology Nursing Society
German Oncology Nursing Society

Guy's and St Thomas', London, UK
Guy’s and St Thomas’, London, UK

Irish cancer nurses
Irish cancer nurses

Limassol, Cyprus
Limassol, Cyprus

Macmillan Cancer Support, UK
Macmillan Cancer Support, UK

Cakes with a message
Cakes with a message

Greece
Greece

Greece
Greece

Greece
Greece

Guy’s Hospital, London
Guy’s Hospital, London

Sweden
Sweden

Denmark
Denmark

The front cover of the framework
The front cover of the framework

I've got my copy!
I’ve got my copy!

London nurses celebrate ECND!
London nurses celebrate ECND!

Estonian cancer nurses
Estonian cancer nurses

In
In Cork, Ireland

Cyprus cancer nurses
Cyprus cancer nurses

Cork, Ireland
Cork, Ireland

Daniel Kelly addresses MEPs against Cancer at the European Parliament
Daniel Kelly addresses MEPs against Cancer at the European Parliament

Nurse leaders gather with members of MEPs Against Cancer
Nurse leaders gather with members of MEPs Against Cancer

Time for ECND cake!
Time for ECND cake!

About ECND2018

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:

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!

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