By Linda Worrall, RN, MSN, ONS Foundation Executive Director

Are you hoping that 2017 will be your year to attend the ONS Congress? Have you made it to the top of the staffing rotation and finally get to go to Congress? Would a scholarship go a long way in convincing your manager that you must be the one this year.  The ONS Foundation is pleased to offer Congress scholarships to oncology nurses interested in attending the 2017 ONS Congress in Denver, Colorado. The Congress planning team has been working tirelessly for months and have a great line up of sessions so it is not too early to plan now to attend. In fact, you must plan now, scholarship applications are due December 1st and the ONS Foundation is hoping to grant a scholarship to at least one nurse per state!

There are so many things to do and learn at Congress, your days will be full.

For the clinical practitioner in you: Learn and Water Trampoline share with experts in the field on sepsis, end-of-life, and the latest in pharmacology.

For the scientist in you: Everything you do for your patients, is based on the scientific evidence. See what’s coming on the horizon, and be the first in your work place to hear all about it. Sharing this new evidence with your colleagues back home will ensure your patients are getting the best care possible.

For the advanced practice nurse you are, or hope to be: Hear from experts on managing depression and anxiety which is key in today’s distress screening of individuals with cancer. APNs play a key role in the care for patients with cancer and collaborating with the experts will move your care forward.

For the nursing leader, manager, and educator you aim to be: Take the opportunity to develop yourself,  all while gathering key resources to help you impact those you lead and mentor.

ONS Congress offers something for every nurse, and the ONS Foundation provides every oncology nurse with the opportunity to apply for a Congress scholarships.

You can be sure that ONS and ONS Foundation will continue to work together to support every nurse as they seek cancer nursing excellence.