ONS Congress—Meeting the Need for Your Professional “You” Time

Kathleen Wiley, RN, MSN, AOCNS® A wise woman (OK, my mom) once gave me some wonderful advice. She said you should always be planning your next getaway. “Always know when you will get to spend time focusing on you next, doing things you enjoy,” she’d say. I would argue that her advice applies to the […]

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Aggressive and Violent Patients: The Scary Side of Oncology Nursing

Pamela Grubbs, MS, APRN-BC, CNS, AOCNS®, Congress Planning Team Member Picture it: You’re coming on for a 12-hour night shift and get a report that one of your patients had to be emergently medicated because of agitation and threats of violence. Do you feel your heart start to race? Maybe your palms get a little […]

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Growing Together, Transforming Care

Jen Krause, National Conference Director Every year, a group of ONS staff members get together to develop the annual Congress theme—something inspiring that captures what’s happening in oncology nursing while also tying together the look and feel of the conference. It’s not easy. Not every idea is a good idea, and it can take a […]

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Behind the Scenes With the ONS Planning Team

Trey Woods, Congress Planning Team Chair Have you ever thought about applying to be part of the ONS Congress Content Planning Team? Have you ever wondered what kind of planning and coordination was involved with putting together a conference the size of ONS Congress? Well, let me share a bit of insight as chair of […]

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Congress Track Sessions

Brenda Wolles, MS, RN, OCN®, CNL ONS Congress has five different session tracks to assist you in finding content that meets your needs. The content areas are designed to align with your area of practice and expertise in oncology nursing. All session tracks are available to Congress attendees, so you can mix and match sessions […]

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4000 reasons to attend ONS Congress in Anaheim

Linda M. Worrall, RN, MSN The reasons for attending the ONS Congress are as varied as the 4,000 annual attendees.  It’s always exciting to hear why an oncology nurse wants to attend the largest cancer nursing education event of the year.  Congress helps transform the oncology profession, and attending the conference provides nurses with the […]

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Are You Ready? It’s Time to Submit Abstracts for ONS Congress!

Susan Yackzan, PhD, APRN, AOCN®, Congress Planning Team Member Each year, planning for ONS Congress starts with a review of the Congress recently finished. It’s clear from evaluations that Congress attendees love learning from other oncology nurses who present poster and oral abstract sessions. Here are some of the things that Congress attendees had to […]

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Become a Congress Pro With Congress 101

Nancy Corbitt, BSN, RN, OCN, CRNI Will this be your first time at ONS Congress?  Or maybe you haven’t been in a while? Then Congress 101 is for you. This session will prepare you for the exciting journey toward advancing your oncology profession. We will kick off the session with the ONS Congress outcomes and […]

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ONS Clinical Staff to Address Hot Topics in Clinical Chats

By Barbara Lubejko, ONS Clinical Nurse Specialist Did you know that ONS has nurses on staff who provide clinical support to members and projects? The Oncology Clinical Specialists (OCS) are responsible for researching and answering your clinical questions, managing educational content and developing clinical resources to help you provide evidence-based care to your patients. Each […]

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