Congress Sessions Fit for an Emerging Leader

By Linda Worrall, RN, MSN, ONS Foundation Executive Director The ONS Foundation is pleased to announce that 20 Emerging ONS Chapter Leaders will receive funding through the ONS-Lilly Oncology Advancing Patience Care Project to attend the ONS 41st Annual Congress in San Antonio, TX. These nurses will travel to San Antonio to experience “Big Change” while […]

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Transform Your Transfusion Knowledge

By Nancy Corbitt, BSN, RN, OCN®, CRNI A newly-diagnosed patient with Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia (APL) arrives to your floor and is under your care for the next 12 hours. It is very likely that this particular patient will be experiencing disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) due to the presenting disease. You’ll need to transfuse multiple blood […]

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Fulfill Your Certification Renewal Learning Plan at Congress

By Danielle Kory, ONCC Marketing Coordinator Do you have a ILNA certification learning plan just waiting to be filled? The sessions you attend at Congress can help, whether you’re just starting to earn points or you’re almost ready to submit your plan for certification renewal. Where to begin? Start with your learning plan—the list of […]

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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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Advocacy Is for Every Oncology Nurse

By Alec Stone, MA, MPA, ONS Director of Health Policy “I’m just a nurse, no one is going to listen to me.” I hear this from ONS members all the time, and it’s simply not true. Nurse are advocates by profession and personality. How many times have you intervened on behalf of a patient with […]

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Building the Scientific Evidence for Oncology Nursing Practice

By Linda H. Eaton, PhD, RN, AOCN® The ONS Research Agenda is important to all members of our organization. It’s developed through member input and consensus building. The 2014-2018 ONS Research Agenda represents the most relevant oncology nursing challenges that need to be addressed by research currently. It guides the development of ONS research initiatives […]

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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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BIG Changes for 2016: Session Tracks

By Anne Kolenic, MSN, RN, AOCNS®, 2015–2016 ONS Congress Content Planning Team chair Have you been to a conference lately and wished that you didn’t have to determine if a session was relevant to your practice or not? Have you searched for content that specifically targets a specific level of nursing practice? Did you write […]

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Live the ONS Core Values at Congress

By Brenda Nevidjon, RN, MSN, FAAN Recently, the ONS Board of Directors voted to consolidate and streamline our core values from six to three: innovation, excellence, and advocacy. These three words are the guiding principles for our organization, our leaders, and our members. They carry a great deal of weight in everything that we do […]

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