By Marci Andrejko, BSN, RN, OCN®

When I think back to when I was a new nurse, I remember feeling overwhelmed with all of the new information. Then, there was the ever-so-scary responsibility of taking care of patients and keeping them safe. I thought, “Wow, I have so much to learn!” I often caught myself wondering if I could do it. Do you feel the same? Are you overwhelmed? Did you think your learning was finished on graduation day?

As you adjust into your role, remember, many others have been in your shoes and survived. In fact, many oncology nurses who felt this way have become very successful mentors and will be speaking at the ONS 40th Annual Congress. These experts will be presenting on topics like symptom management and survivorship to help enrich your oncology nursing career. They will provide the audience with tools to help guide nursing care, as well as new knowledge to gain a deeper understanding of oncology-related topics.

Whether your goal for attending Congress is to increase your knowledge, jumpstart your passion for oncology nursing, connect with peers, or meet mentors, I encourage you to explore the Congress schedule to find sessions that will help you get your career off to a wonderful start.

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