Attend Industry-Sponsored Events to Stay In the Know

You likely know all about the educational sessions at Congress, but are you aware of the many industry-sponsored events that will be taking place at Congress? Industry-sponsored events provide critical information related to cancer treatment options, new and expanded indications for FDA-approved products, safe administration guidelines, strategies for managing potential side effects, and patient education […]

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Keeping Up With Quality Metrics

By Dawn Jourdan, RN, BSN We all know that healthcare is rapidly changing—including treatment methods, how and where care is provided, and how we are reimbursed for the care we provide. At times, it can seem a bit overwhelming to keep up with the latest information, let alone think about what may happen next. One […]

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Be Prepared for Congress With Your Session Slides in Hand

By Marilyn Hammer, PhD, DC, RN Not sure how and where to find the Congress slides? By following the instructions below, you’ll have your slides in hand and be ready to start attending Congress sessions! To access the session handouts, visit the Congress schedule or open the Congress mobile app. At the bottom of each session’s description, […]

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Discover ONS’s International Engagement at Congress

By Christopher Pirschel, ONS Staff Writer Likely you’re familiar with the work that ONS does in the United States. From working on Capitol Hill to empowering nurses at the bedside, ONS advocates for nurses throughout the country. Yet, you might not be aware of all the international work ONS does, and the relationships we cultivate around the […]

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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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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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“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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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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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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