Cancer Institute

  • School of Nursing

    Oncology nursing is one of the most challenging subspecialties of nursing. An oncology nurse requires extraordinary technical knowledge to care for patients undergoing arduous medical treatments that are difficult to tolerate, and they often provide direct emotional care for patients who are in literal life-or-death circumstances. Oncology nurses routinely serve as the primary source of medical information for their patients' family and closest companions.

    Nurses are also at the front lines of community health programs, cancer prevention efforts and health care administration. The UMMC School of Nursing provides the depth and breadth of training to ensure that its graduates are fully prepared for a long and rewarding career helping people live longer cancer-free lives.

    Nursing programs

    The links below will guide you to some of the programs in the School of Nursing that are part of our cancer educational efforts.

    Jennie Duvall Annual Oncology Nursing Conference

    Each year in May, the UMMC School of Nursing Continuing Education Program offers an annual oncology nursing conference. The UMMC School of Nursing Continuing Education Program is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Mississippi Nurses Foundation Inc., an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

    For more information, contact:

    • Dr. P. Renee Williams, Director of Continuing Education 
              School of Nursing 
              Phone: (601) 984-6208 
              E-mail: rwilliams@umc.edu