Congratulations to the 2016 ONS Award Winners!

By Brian Taylor, ONS Manager of Chapter Relations and ONS Awards Did you know that each year, ONS offers 26 awards to honor and recognize well-deserving members, teams, and employers? There are six award categories, all designed to recognize the best and the brightest (and rising stars!). The ONS Distinguished Awards recognize exceptional individuals for […]

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Supporting the First Year Nurse… It’s Not Just About Orientation

By Lenise Taylor, RN, AOCNS® You interviewed and offered a position to Abby, a nurse new to oncology, and the offer has been accepted. Abby goes through orientation with preceptors telling you how quickly she has caught on to her work and what a great hire she is for the unit. You meet with Abby […]

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Make Personal Connections at an ONS Meet and Eat

You probably already know that Congress offers more than just the best oncology nursing education. The thing that makes the event so special is the exciting atmosphere of celebration and comradery among attendees. Make your Congress experience really count by forming bonds with oncology nurses from across the country at an ONS Meet and Eat […]

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It’s Never Too Early to Plan for Your Financial Future

By Linda Worrall, RN, MSN, ONS Foundation Executive Director “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” This famous quote is probably better applied to planning for retirement than Scarlott O’Hara’s “After all…tomorrow is another day.” You may think you don’t have time to think about retirement now or you’re too young to […]

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New Publication Releases Take Center Stage at the ONS Store

By Lisa George, ONS Managing Editor You can always find something new and exciting in the ONS store during Congress. In addition to the eye-catching t-shirts and logo accessories, don’t miss these new and updated books to add to your nursing library at a special Congress attendee discount! The second edition of Advanced Oncology Certification Review […]

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Big Change: Political Shifts Affecting Healthcare

By Alec Stone, MA, MPA, ONS Director of Health Policy Change is coming—big change, most would say. The ONS 41st Annual Congress theme is right in step with the national political scene. Big changes are coming, no matter who is elected president. After the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary, what we know for […]

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Your Adventure Begins at the ONS Booth

The ONS Learning Hall is a bustling hub of Congress activities—and this year there’s dedicated time for you to take a look around and explore. With so many great exhibitors, it can be hard to decide where to start. Why not begin at the ONS booth, where you can learn how to make the most […]

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“How Can You Be an Oncology Nurse?”

By Anne Ireland, MSN, RN, AOCN®, ONS Board of Directors, Director at Large “How can you be an oncology nurse?” I’m sure you’ve had people say this to you after you tell them your profession. It’s typically followed by something like, “It must be so difficult to see so much death and so sad to […]

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