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 network.
When we started discussing the ONS Communities, we knew that we wanted to meet the following “FAST” needs of our members.
- Find people with similar interests to me.
- Answer questions I have about treating and caring for patients with cancer.
- Solving problems relating to oncology nursing.
- Teaching others by sharing experiences and expertise.
As we continue this journey, we know that the work of the SIGs will change, but the soul will remain. ONS has been built by incredible nurses who want the best resources for patient care. Through the new ONS Communities, the conversation will widen to a larger audience.
We are constantly learning as we go through this process and have appreciated your input as the ONS Communities emerge. Stop by “An Update on the New ONS Communities,” at Congress on Friday, April 29, to share your thoughts, ideas, and opinions and learn more about this new transition for the organization.