BIG Changes for 2016: More Networking Opportunities Than Ever Before

By Christopher Pirschel, ONS Staff Writer As Congress draws closer, you’re probably aware of all the great events on the schedule. Between presentations, keynotes, best practice exchanges, and more, you might be overlooking one very important part of Congress—the networking opportunities. What other time are you going to be in a giant room filled with like-minded colleagues […]

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Catching the Political Fever: Primary Elections and A Nurse’s Need to Advocate

photo credit: DSC_7102 via photopin (license) By Alec Stone, MA, MPA, ONS Director of Health Policy The peculiar and very American experiment in democracy has a quadrennial exercise known as Presidential primary season. From the cornfields of Iowa’s small town caucuses held on February 1, to Dixville Notch, New Hampshire—registered voting population of 12 in […]

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Get Up and Get Moving To Help Your Patients Do the Same

By Roseann Dougherty, RN, Founder, Team Inspiration Cancer-related fatigue is one of the most common problems faced by patients with cancer. It may be related to either the disease itself or the treatment, and it can continue beyond the completion of treatment for long-term cancer survivors. Among people with cancer, 80% to 100% report experiencing […]

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Join Us for the 2016 Best Practice Exchange

By Brenda Nevidjon, RN, MSN, FAAN For ONS Congress, it’s a year of Big Change. Whether you know it or not, that change starts with you. At ONS, our members are the driving force for what we do, and we want to hear from you. Is there an issue you face daily but ONS hasn’t […]

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Emerging Leader

Congress Sessions Fit for an Emerging Leader

By Linda Worrall, RN, MSN, ONS Foundation Executive Director The ONS Foundation is pleased to announce that 20 Emerging ONS Chapter Leaders will receive funding through the ONS-Lilly Oncology Advancing Patience Care Project to attend the ONS 41st Annual Congress in San Antonio, TX. These nurses will travel to San Antonio to experience “Big Change” while […]

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First Timers

First-Timer’s Guide to Congress

By Jen Krause, ONS Director of National Conferences It’s finally 2016, and that means it’s the year of “Big Change” for us at ONS. For some of you, that might mean making your first trip to San Antonio for the ONS 41st Annual Congress. It’s an exciting new adventure, so you’ll want to be prepared when you get […]

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ONCC Anniversary

Happy Anniversary, ONCC!

By Cyndi Miller Murphy, MSN, RN, CAE, ONCC Executive Director ONCC and ONS Congress have a long history together—one that dates back over 30 years. In fact, the OCN® examination was offered for the first time in 1986 at the ONS 11th Annual Congress in Los Angeles, CA. For a number of years, the test was only […]

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Transform Your Transfusion Knowledge

By Nancy Corbitt, BSN, RN, OCN®, CRNI A newly-diagnosed patient with Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia (APL) arrives to your floor and is under your care for the next 12 hours. It is very likely that this particular patient will be experiencing disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) due to the presenting disease. You’ll need to transfuse multiple blood […]

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Introducing @OncologyNursing on Instagram

By Jessica Thompson, ONS Digital Marketing Coordinator If a picture is worth a thousand words, it looks like we are going to have a lot to say in the year ahead! ONS is kicking off 2016 with the debut of our Instagram account, @OncologyNursing. While this account will be used to showcase all aspects of our […]

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