The Myeloma UK Myeloma Nurse Learning Programme (MNLP) is an innovative, online learning course developed specifically for haematology and oncology nurses with a particular interest in myeloma.

The aim of the Programme is to provide practical and relevant information about myeloma that will support nurses in delivering optimal care, information and support to myeloma patients and their families. It includes both summative and reflective learning in an interactive environment enhanced through the use of audio-visual tools.

Produced by Myeloma UK, the Programme is updated regularly and reviewed by haematologists and nurse specialists in the field.

It comprises 10 separate learning modules that provide a comprehensive overview of the disease entity; its pathogenesis; how it is diagnosed and monitored; the symptoms and complications arising from it; treatment and supportive measures, as well as the more holistic aspects of care. It also reflects the continually changing research and policy environment to ensure nurses are always up-to-date.

Short self-assessment multiple-choice tests can be found at the end of each module. Users are assessed on their understanding through ten independent exams covering each module. Each exam can be taken after completion of the corresponding module or upon completion of the course. An average score of 40% for the final assessments is required to successfully complete the programme.

The Programme is managed, delivered and awarded by Myeloma UK and leads to an award on the Scottish Credit & Qualifications Framework. It has been credit-rated by Edinburgh Napier University, with 20 credits awarded on successful completion of the course, but is not an Edinburgh Napier award. This is also the equivalent of 10 ECTS points (European Credit System).

A certificate will be issued to support your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and professional revalidation requirements. 

“I think the Myeloma Nurse Learning Programme is an excellent resource to help nurses keep up-to-date. I found the programme easy to use and simple to navigate around. The information was pitched at the right level and I particularly liked how you can dive in and out of the programme to fit in with your free time. I feel that I am much more informed about myeloma and better placed to discuss relevant aspects of myeloma with my patients and their families.”

Jane Ransome, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth (July 2010). Jane was the first nurse to complete the Programme


Through the Myeloma Nurse Learning Programme, Myeloma UK looks forward to working with nurses in the UK and across the world in improving the treatment, care and support of myeloma patients.

If you have any questions regarding the content of the Myeloma Nurse Learning Programme, please contact the course tutor.

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