Providing Support and Education for
The NCODA Nursing Community is a vibrant and growing community
of oncology nurses dedicated to elevating one another with support and shared expertise.
ELEVATING PATIENT CARE
At NCODA, we recognize oncology nurses are an essential part of the medically integrated oncology healthcare team and are committed to equipping them with the tools and resources necessary to deliver exceptional patient care.
The mission of the NCODA Nursing Community is to inspire nurses caring for individuals with cancer, to share ideas, collaborate inter-professionally, and promote quality standards and best practices.
For more information about the NCODA Nurse Community, please contact:
Mary Anderson, BSN, RN, OCN, Senior Manager of Nursing Initiatives
Clinical Oncology Tools For Patient Care
NCODA empowers oncology nurses around the world with tools and resources that help provide better patient care and advance the value of the oncology nurse’s role in all practices. Through innovation and collaboration, we provide patient-centered resources to healthcare professionals across the world.
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ORAL ONCOLYTIC WELCOME LETTER
This template will introduce the patient to the process of accessing and taking oral medication for cancer treatment, and key definitions of related terms. This form can be edited to meet the needs of your department.
FIRST FILL TRACKING FORM
This template is to assist with tracking the prescription from patients from the initial order to when the medication is dispensed.
AFTER THE FIRST FILL TRACKING FORM
This template is to assist with tracking patients throughout the spectrum of their treatment, beginning on the day they initiate oral therapy.
PLAN OF CARE TREATMENT GUIDE
This template includes key elements of drug specific instructions for the patient. This form intended to be provided to patient at initial formal education session. This document follows the guidelines of ASCO and NCODA, and can be edited to work with any type of treatment regimen.
ORAL THERAPY PATIENT FOLLOW-UP TEMPLATE (PAGE 1)
This template contains key documentation criteria for follow-up assessments of patients taking oral cancer therapy. It may be downloaded, edited, and used as a resource for developing a documentation flow sheet for oral adherence and toxicity evaluations into your practice’s EHR system.
ORAL THERAPY PATIENT FOLLOW-UP TEMPLATE (PAGE 2)
This template provides CTACE grading scale for the most common adverse events of oral cancer therapy.
ORAL ONCOLYTIC NEW START CHECKLIST
This new start checklist provides a step-by-step list of important actions to be taken when oral cancer therapy is initially prescribed.
The opportunities to become involved with NCODA’s Nursing Community are endless. Whether you hop on a Second Friday Virtual Gathering or join an in person Meet and Greet during our biannual meetings, you will become acquainted with a group of passionate nurses where the camaraderie is second to none.
Nursing Community Leadership Team
Elizabeth has worked in oncology for over 30 years, the last 13 years as an Oral Oncolytic Nurse Navigator at Palo Alto Medical Foundation/Sutter Health, where she developed a robust oral oncolytic program that has been expanded to other Sutter Health sites. The oral oncolytic program incorporates prescription processing and drug acquisition, collaboration with in-house and off-site pharmacists, patient and staff education, and continued adherence/toxicity monitoring for all patients during their course of treatment.
Dawn Landolph, RN, OCN, MPA, has always been a champion for serving those in need, embarking on her nursing career in 1987. She earned her BSN from Villa Maria College and furthered her education, attaining a master’s degree in public administration from Cleveland State University. Her unwavering commitment lies in driving positive change and fostering continuous improvement across various dimensions of patient care, customer service, employee satisfaction, and overall business prosperity. Dawn is deeply motivated to empower her team, enabling them to recognize their untapped potential and aspire for greater achievements. In 2019, she joined Florida Cancer Specialists and Research Institute’s in-house pharmacy, Rx to Go, LLC. Her vision of nursing in the medically integrated pharmacy space has led to the growth of the pharmacy nursing role and collaborative initiatives between the oncology medical office and pharmacy nurse teams. These novel initiatives have impacted nursing success and positively impacted patient outcomes.
Dr. Lawry has been an oncology nurse within the University of California Health System for her entire career (2014). She started at UCLA, working as an inpatient oncology certified nurse, and currently works at UC San Diego as an outpatient oncology nurse practitioner. Her passion within oncology is palliative care and end of life. She has served on the NCODA Executive Council since 2021, where she advocates for patients and represents our nursing community.
Amanda is a fervent nurse and patient advocate. She has been an oncology nurse in Louisville, Kentucky for 17 years. Currently, Amanda serves as the assistant nurse manager for the system’s patient navigation team, cancer resource centers, and behavioral health programs. Her passion for oncology patients led her to join NCODA in 2018. Amanda is the Regional Leader for NCODA Region 5, has written articles for Oncolytics Today, served on the Fall Summit planning committee, and has assisted with developing a number of the resources produced by the NCODA Nursing Community.
Membership Engagement / Scholarship
Dallas Lawry, DNP, FNP-C, AOCN
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner | UC San Diego
Education / CE Programs
Amanda McCauley BSN, RN, OCN
Assistant Nurse Manager | Norton Cancer Institute
April Hallatt BSN, RN OCN
Oncology Nurse Navigator | IU Health Ball Memorial
Nursing Resources / Initiatives
Dawn Landolph RN, BSN, MPA, OCN
Associate Director of Specialty Pharmacy Nursing Services | Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute
Oral Oncolytic Nurse Navigator Initiatives
Elizabeth Bettencourt, MSN, RN, OCN
Oral Oncolytic Nurse Navigator | Sutter Health
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