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Causes: Cancer, Education, Health, Health Care

Mission: NOEP's mission is to create changes in nursing practice so that nurses may reduce the impact of cancer throughout the continuum of care.

Target demographics: Nurses in all fields of practice interested in learning about cancer prevention, detection, treatment and survivorship

Direct beneficiaries per year: About 500,000 nursing professionals.

Geographic areas served: Austin, Texas

Programs: No-cost evidence-based online continuing education, resources for nursing faculty, the AvidNurse app providing tools for patient care, and conferences around the state of Texas.

Community Stories

18 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a registered nurse licensed in a state that requires continuing education credits for license renewal, I found NOEP through our state nursing organization. After studying a module or two of their range of oncology-related offerings, I was impressed with the thoroughness and practicality of the information, and the clarity with which it is presented. Underlying the academics is a sense of true caring for the cancer patient and significant others, as well. Because I'm officially retired as to employment and volunteer full-time in a youth program, I appreciate that NOEP provides its modules at no cost to me. That has significant impact on my budget!! NOEP is making a steady impact on nursing practice across the nation, which is so important as healthcare undergoes so much change.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

NOEP is an excellent source of information for the general practice nurse. Each one of us has contact with many patients, and it's a rare day that we don't have multiple patients dealing with cancer for themselves, family members or friends. Our trusted input can build confidence and alleviate distress. Thank you for the timely information, helpful tips, updated resources, and practical applications to our everyday-world. NOEP is the go-to place for nursing oncology information!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

NOEP has done an outstanding job spreading evidence based pain management and palliative care practices to nurses across the state of Texas. The NOEP staff are highly dedicated, professional, creative, and an absolute pleasure to work with. I highly recommend all of their educational offerings as they all demonstrate consistenly high quality products!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Since the beginning of this organization, it has served as a key reference to nurses about cancer diagnosis, treatments, and resource for nurse educators. The chemotherapy app was unique when created and remains a valuable resource for nurses in need of reliable, real-time information while providing care.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Oncology is a field with daily news about new drugs, new research information and over all very challenging to deal with on daily basis. NOEP is there to keep nurses up to date on new information to better assist cancer patients!
Thanks for all the FREE continuing education

Volunteer

Rating: 5

NOEP provides exceptional cancer-related education for nurses. While the primary focus is for nurses working across Texas, NOEP's on-line activities reach both nationally and internationally. I'm especially impressed with NOEP staff involvement with the community and proactive approach to developing the materials nurses want and need in a format most accessible to them. Bravo to NOEP!

Board Member

Rating: 4

NOEP had hepled me to assist clients; family; and myself concerning cancer care. Be it the need for seeking a diagnosis; treatment and pallitive care by providing educational resources for clinicians. The resources/courses are very detailed and complete. NOEP has provided a convenient venue for quality continued education and also an added impact on Texas communities as a resource for cancer screening, diagnosis and care

Cathy64

Client Served

Rating: 5

I took advantage of a free Nursing CE unit on their website. The material covered was very detailed & complete. I especially appreciated the resources given for providers & patients. However, printing out those resources proved to be a problem. So when I emailed them with a comment regarding the possibility of having a direct link to these resource pages within the CE unit, I was delightfully surprised to not only receive a nearly immediate response, but also received a PDF in my e-mail with all the resource information to print out and or save for future reference! To top it off, they also took my suggestion to heart and added a link directly within the CE so others would be able to easily access the info in the future.
I would highly recommend them and I also want them to know that actively listening to & responding to their clients and customers is a top-notch way to provide great customer service! CWeller, RN

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

NOEP is one of the best kept secrets in Texas. I have used the resources on NOEP for myself and have assigned various online programs to nursing students to supplement the classroom. The information is up to date, the presentation is easy to interact with and the feedback from student is consistently positive. I have attended several seminars that NOEP has presented and the speakers are always outstanding and I walk away feeling like I really received alot for the investment of my time and money. I would highly recommend ALL nurses in Texas to take advantage of NOEP offereings since ALL nurses in Texas will be caring for people with cancer - and there is no reason not to stay up to date! Thank you NOEP!

Lisa294

Volunteer

Rating: 5

NOEP has made a huge impact on a grassroots level to educate, update and provide resources to Texas Nurses in caring for the cancer patient. The outcomes related to educating the nursing workforce has surely touched the lives of many patients and families. I have been involved with NOEP since 1992. I worked with them as the Oncology Nurse Specialist for 4.5 years. I met many volunteers throughout the State who have contributed countless hours to NOEP's mission. I have participated as a volunteer on the Steering Committee since moving to Houston in 1996. NOEP is phenominal. The result of their collected efforts with their volunteer base has allowed for maximum impact.
Lisa Green, MSN, RN, AOCN.

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lwatson 10/14/2013

Thank you, Lisa! Your support means everything to us.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Skin Cancer programs have made an impact in how I protect myself. When my father was diagnosed with skin cancer, it was too late for me to undo the damage I had already done to myself. However, i've learned how to protect my skin for the future and future children.

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lwatson 10/14/2013

We are so happy to learn that our education has made a difference for you! Thanks for sharing.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I am a registered nurse that became disabled in 2010 because of a person admitting that they intentionally kept my blood pressure high and it caused MI's and seizures. Now, I am living with multiple injures that were done and some intentional to harm. I can still do activities and would love to work and have applied for several positions. Nurses think that I a joke! I would like to have opportunity with a company or create my own company to make extra income other than social security disability. Today, I met a gentleman, a professional, a war veteran that works in the community to help people such as myself and my husband. He is a three time honored vet that I cannot remember all his honors after he mentioned to me. However, I would like to thank the Lord Jesus for having him here today to try and help me receive the benefits due for being injured and disabled. He is Honorable Rosendo Quinones Jr. I hope he remembers the seizures that I mentioned above because these seizures have played an important part in the damage to my physical body.

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lwatson 10/14/2013

It appears that you may have confused our organization with another, as your post doesn't relate to the Nurse Oncology Education Program. Best of luck to you!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As director of education at hospital away from the Austin area, it so wonderful when NOEP shares the on line learning for contact hours. I make it a point to share with my nursing staff.

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lwatson 10/14/2013

We appreciate you, Charlene! More nurses educated means a greater likelihood of future funding for NOEP.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I appreciate NOEP and the work they do. I continuesly use them for education and CEU's. The website is very user friendly and the educational material has always been well organized and easy to understand. Thank you NOEP

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lwatson 10/14/2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to share! Have a great day.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I cried while taking the AYA and Hispanic/Latino courses. These were the first continuing nursing education courses that have touched me on a personal level. Thank you for the quality education that you provide!

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lwatson 10/14/2013

We are indebted to Alpheus Media and the LIVESTRONG Foundation for their outstanding work on the videos, as well as multiple clinical experts, survivors and their families, and volunteers. Thank you for the wonderful feedback!

Client Served

Rating: 5

NOEP has an awesome website (www.noep.org). I told everyone at work about it and I even talked to the manager of our Oncology unit about using the site for new employees. Thanks again for all your hard work. I know I'll be a frequent visitor.

Shirley LaVergne

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I want to say a big THANK YOU to each and every one of you. Without your support of NOEP, we would only be a group of 6 people, trying to educate 289,000 nurses in Texas about cancer. But because you take the time to tell a friend and share our resources with your colleagues, forward an email, and mention us at your staff meetings and professional associations, we can all take Texas under our Wing!! Because every nurse can fight cancer!
Sincerely,
Shirley LaVergne
Conference Planning Specialist, NOEP

Bobby Simon

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved in nursing for some years with the last few in education of registered nursing students. I received a scholarship from NOEP to attend their 5-day Faculty Training Program at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. This opportunity included learning from the experts, visiting with cancer patients and seeing first-hand the devastation that cancer causes not only to the patient but to their family and the staff working with them. Prior to this program, I had little education or interest in oncology. But, as a result, I am now avid supporter of NOEP and also local fundraisers in support of oncology education.

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lwatson 08/03/2011

Thank you, Bobby! We greatly appreciate your support. --Lisa at NOEP