Self-Care at Congress: Invigorating Your Power, Passion, and Purpose

Susan Weiss Behrend, RN, MSN, AOCN®, Congress Planning Team Member As we approach the end of 2019, it is a great time to think about setting positive intentions for next year, both personally and professionally. ONS Congress is a chance for oncology nurses to nurture their professional aspirations and also serves as an important reminder […]

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Going to Congress on a Budget? We Can Help!

Linda M. Worrall, RN, MSN You may have heard that ONS Congress is the number one oncology nursing education conference and that the next Congress will be held in San Antonio, Texas, from April 29 to May 3, 2020. Are you thinking about attending and wondering how to get the most out of your experience? […]

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Building the Confidence to Enact Big Change

Attendees from the ONS 41st Annual Congress were invited to write a blog post to share the Big Change they experienced as a result of attending Congress. Thank you to Juliane May, RN, BSN, for sharing how congress inspired change in her practice! By: Juliane May, RN, BSN How do I put into words my first […]

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Using the Patient Portal to Decrease Unnecessary Patient Visits

Attendees from the ONS 41st Annual Congress were invited to write a blog post to share the Big Change they experienced as a result of attending Congress. Congratulations to Margie McDonal, MSN, RN, CBCN®, on submitting an honorable mention and receiving a free one-year membership! By: Margie McDonal, MSN, RN, CBCN®  As a result of […]

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Practical Change in Head and Neck Cancers and Compassion Fatigue

Attendees from the ONS 41st Annual Congress were invited to write a blog post to share the Big Change they experienced as a result of attending Congress. Congratulations to Leslie Prusik, RN, OCN®, on submitting an honorable mention and receiving a free one-year membership! By: Leslie Prusik, RN, OCN® The 41st Annual Congress in San […]

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Share Your Latest Research Findings at Congress

We’re now accepting submissions for late-breaking research abstracts to be presented at the ONS 40th Annual Congress. This special call for abstracts allows you to present your most current data in Orlando. An abstract is a form that summarizes your work, submitted for potential presentation. The 60 top-scoring abstracts will be presented during a Congress podium […]

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ONS Beefs Up Its Social Media Presence for the ONS 40th Annual Congress

By Carol Cannon, RN, BSN, OCN® “Tweet or Die” was the name of a session held during the American College of Surgeon’s annual conference several years ago. Since reading about it, I cannot get that phrase out of my head. It’s a twist on “publish or perish,” a phrase commonly cited by PhD-prepared scholars in […]

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Finding Your Way Through Oncology

By Marci Andrejko, BSN, RN, OCN® When I think back to when I was a new nurse, I remember feeling overwhelmed with all of the new information. Then, there was the ever-so-scary responsibility of taking care of patients and keeping them safe. I thought, “Wow, I have so much to learn!” I often caught myself […]

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All Oncology Nurses, Especially Those New to Oncology, Should Attend Congress

By Anne Ireland, MSN, RN, AOCN®, CENP Sometimes I hear nursing colleagues of my generation say that younger nurses are not engaged in their work environments, are not driven to develop new skills, and are not interested in giving to their professional organizations. These conversations make me personally sad and professionally afraid for the future […]

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Neurotoxicity: Not Just “Chemobrain”

By Carol Cannon, RN, BSN, OCN® I remember when I started as a nurse, fresh from the ICU, now caring for patients with cancer. They would stumble over words, have trouble remembering things from the recent past, or forget tasks. “Chemobrain,” they would say. As if that one word was a catchall phrase to adequately […]

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