First-Timer’s Guide to Congress

By Jen Krause, ONS Director of National Conferences It’s finally 2016, and that means it’s the year of “Big Change” for us at ONS. For some of you, that might mean making your first trip to San Antonio for the ONS 41st Annual Congress. It’s an exciting new adventure, so you’ll want to be prepared when you get […]

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Happy Anniversary, ONCC!

By Cyndi Miller Murphy, MSN, RN, CAE, ONCC Executive Director ONCC and ONS Congress have a long history together—one that dates back over 30 years. In fact, the OCN® examination was offered for the first time in 1986 at the ONS 11th Annual Congress in Los Angeles, CA. For a number of years, the test was only […]

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Introducing @OncologyNursing on Instagram

By Jessica Thompson, ONS Digital Marketing Coordinator If a picture is worth a thousand words, it looks like we are going to have a lot to say in the year ahead! ONS is kicking off 2016 with the debut of our Instagram account, @OncologyNursing. While this account will be used to showcase all aspects of our […]

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Gain Knowledge and Confidence to Handle Oncologic Emergencies

By Carol Cannon, RN, BSN, OCN® Learn how you can become proficient in managing oncologic emergencies in Saturday’s session, “Oncologic Emergencies: A Case-Based Approach.” Two advance practice nurses will use case studies to help attendees become proficient in managing two different situations. Juanita Madison, MN, RN, AOCN® will present the pathophysiology, medical management, and key nursing considerations in caring […]

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Take Advantage of Funding from the ONS Foundation to Attend Congress

By Linda Worrall, RN, MSN, ONS Foundation Executive Director Do you really need be thinking about attending the ONS 41st Annual Congress already? The conference may not begin until April 2016, but if you’re interested in a Congress or Emerging Chapter Leader scholarship offered by the ONS Foundation, you should be planning now. Every year, the […]

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BIG Changes for 2016: A Congress Theme Fit for Texas

By Jen Krause, ONS Director of National Conferences Ask anyone in marketing or communications. Coming up with a theme for anything—whether it’s a conference, Oncology Nursing Month, or a staff activity—is tough. You want it to not only be catchy and clever but also infused with a deeper meaning and message. ONS members and staff have […]

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Distress Screening: The Sixth Vital Sign

By Anne Katz, PhD, RN, FAAN Screening for distress is an essential part of providing comprehensive care for our patients—and many of us do this as a matter of course. However the literature suggests that distress screening is not done routinely and as a result, patients are not offered the help they need to get […]

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New! ePosters at the ONS 40th Annual Congress

By Nonniekaye Shelburne, CRNP, MS, AOCN®, 2014–2015 ONS Congress Content Planning Team Chair You may have heard that Congress will feature ePosters for the first time this year. But what exactly does that mean? An ePoster uses a large monitor and computer to display multimedia versions of a scientific poster versus the trampoline water park […]

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What Are Simulation Clinical Scenarios?

By Anne Kolenic, MSN, RN, AOCNS® Are you looking for an interactive, brief educational activity that pertains to complex clinical issues that oncology nurses face? Be sure to attend the simulation clinical scenarios at the ONS booth in the learning hall during Congress. Join members of the ONS Congress Content Planning Team as they guide […]

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