BIG Changes for 2016: More Networking Opportunities Than Ever Before

By Christopher Pirschel, ONS Staff Writer As Congress draws closer, you’re probably aware of all the great events on the schedule. Between presentations, keynotes, best practice exchanges, and more, you might be overlooking one very important part of Congress—the networking opportunities. What other time are you going to be in a giant room filled with like-minded colleagues […]

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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 inflatable water parks 1, to Dixville Notch, New Hampshire—registered voting population […]

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Get Up and Get Moving To Help Your Patients Do the Same

By Roseann Dougherty, RN, Founder, Team Inspiration Cancer-related fatigue is one of the most common problems faced by patients with cancer. It may be related to either the disease itself or the treatment, and it can continue beyond the completion of treatment for long-term cancer survivors. Among people with cancer, 80% to 100% report experiencing […]

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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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Put Your Stamp of Approval on the Learning Hall

By Ben Becze, CFRE, ONS Foundation Director of Development As you prepare for your trip to San Antonio, you’ve probably already started a Congress to-do list—sessions to attend, topics to learn more about, and people to meet are just a few of the must-accomplish items while at Congress. An additional highlight of the annual meeting […]

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Making a Move to New ONS Communities

By Diane Scheuring, ONS Manager of Member Services and SIG Relations It’s an exciting time for ONS as we transition the special interest groups (SIGs) to the new ONS Communities. We are looking forward to introducing a better online platform next year, where you can share best practices with nurses with similar interests and grow your own personal […]

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BIG Changes for 2016: ONS Career Fair

By Patrick Flynn, ONS Manager of Member Engagement “To advance excellence in oncology nursing and quality cancer care.” You should recognize that phrase as the mission of ONS. On a daily basis, we strive to provide you with opportunities to advance your professional development, leading to that “excellence in oncology nursing.” With that said, we […]

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Get a Hands-On Shopping Experience at the ONS Store

By Lisa George, ONS Managing Editor Congress provides a one-of-a-kind educational experience for oncology nurses, but who couldn’t use a little retail therapy in the midst of a long day of learning? Plan to take a break during the conference and head to the ONS store—a one-stop shop for award-winning books, a variety of ONS logo […]

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Complete Your Congress Itinerary With Learning Hall Presentations

By Jen Krause, ONS Director of National Conferences Congress is all about learning and networking—in sessions, while viewing posters, in the hallways, at industry-sponsored symposia, and everywhere in between. Everywhere you go, oncology nurses are sharing ideas and making professional connections. The learning hall is no exception to that sort of attendee collaboration and conversation. As […]

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