Supporting Professional Development for Your Staff

By Theresa Kelly, BSN, MSM, RN, OCN®, Director at the BaylorScott&White Glenda Tanner Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center in Temple, TX As healthcare funding declines and restrictions on pharmaceutical companies’ support increase, we continually search for alternative means to provide education to our oncology nurses. Depending on the finances at the time, we are able to […]

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Obesity and Cancer

By Anne Katz, PhD, RN, FAAN Obesity is on its way to replacing tobacco as the number one preventable or modifiable cause of cancer. Does that statement shock you? It certainly is something to think about—and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) thinks that this is such a serious issue that they devoted an […]

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Help ONS Look Forward in an Innovation Exchange

By Brenda Nevidjon, RN, MSN, FAAN, ONS Chief Executive Officer Do you have an idea to share with the ONS Board? Would you like to know what your colleagues have to say about what’s happening in their work environment? At the ONS 40th Annual Congress, we are introducing a new approach for members and the […]

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“I’m So Busy, I’ll Get to it Eventually.”

By Ben Becze, Director of Development, ONS Foundation What are some of the common things in life that sometimes get overlooked until it’s too late? Maybe sending in your vehicle registration before the sticker expires? Getting that book back to the library before those small daily late fines turn into big daily late fines? We […]

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Supporting Magnet Recognition Through ONS Programming

By Kathleen Shuey, MS, RN, AOCN®, ACNS BC, clinical nurse specialist at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Evidence-based practice that impacts patient care and nursing innovation is the foundation of the Magnet Recognition Program®. Magnet recognizes the impact of the bedside nurse on patient outcomes. The program focuses on transformational leadership, structural empowerment, exemplary […]

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Getting the Facts Straight About Obesity

photo credit: Alan Cleaver via photopin cc By Carol Cannon, RN, BSN, OCN® A lot has been publicized about initiating a conversation with patients about smoking cessation. We’ve all been taught that the single best thing someone can do for their health is to quit tobacco use. However, I learned some surprising information at the […]

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Make Connections That Count at Congress

By Jessica Thompson, ONS Digital Marketing Coordinator How can you connect with thousands of like-minded oncology nurses over the course of four days? If you scrambled around introducing yourself to everyone, you’d be exhausted and burnt out by 9 am. So how can you make meaningful and engaging connections? By tweeting, posting, pinning, and sharing! We’re talking […]

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Making Strides in Survivorship Care

By Anne Katz, PhD, RN, FAAN The number of cancer survivors grows every year, and with their increasing numbers comes an increasing need to provide them with care in this phase of the cancer trajectory. The 2006 Institute of Medicine report, “Lost in Transition,” highlighted the importance of survivorship care, and the Commission on Cancer […]

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Five Ways Congress Can Work for Your Certification

By Cyndi Miller Murphy, MSN, RN, CAE, Executive Director, ONCC Looking to get more out of your ONS Congress experience? Attending Congress can be a win-win situation for nurses who are oncology certified or interested in becoming certified. Whether you’re certified now or still thinking about it, here’s how you can make Congress work for […]

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