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About the Society
We are advanced practitioners in oncology: nurse practitioners, physician assistants, clinical nurse specialists, advanced degree nurses, and pharmacists.

Our history is all about you, the advanced practitioner, learn more here.


Our Mission
Our mission is to improve the quality of care for patients with cancer by supporting critical issues in educational, clinical, and professional development for advanced practitioners in hematology and oncology.

Our Vision
High-quality, cost-effective oncology patient care delivered through collaborative practice models that optimize the role of advanced practitioners. 

Collaborative Practice
An interdisciplinary team approach to cancer treatment offers the best hope for our patients’ treatment, quality of life, and survivorship.


Read APSHO's Strategic Plan


Volunteer Committees

  • Awards and Recognition 
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Membership
  • Professional Development & Leadership


Click on the link below to download a copy of the organization by-laws.

Amended May 2020




Annual Member Meeting Minutes (member login required)


APSHO is a nonprofit membership organization consisting of nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, clinical nurse specialists, and advanced practice nurses, all working in oncology. The organization began in January of 2014.

The organization is managed by a Board of Directors. The Board must include at least one nurse practitioner, one physician assistant, and one pharmacist.

The business of APSHO is conducted by various committees comprising APSHO member volunteers. This work is supported by the staff of APSHO's management company, Harborside.



Be aware that APSHO is not a medical facility and cannot provide guidance about treatment. Contact your healthcare provide for medical information. 



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