International Award for Contributions in Cancer Care
Award: $500 certificate for ONS educational resources/publications donated to the recipient's employer institution. (No cash prize to the individual recipient), a plaque, and travel reimbursement to attend the Opening Ceremonies at ONS Congress.
Purpose: To recognize a Registered Nurse (RN) (or equivalent) who has contributed to the improvement of cancer care in a country outside the United States.
Selection Criteria: The candidate must be a Registered Nurse (RN) (or equivalent) who works and resides outside of the United States of America, working in any setting, who has contributed to the improvement of cancer care in one or more of the following areas: clinical practice, research, education, or administration. Examples of contributions include but are not limited to:
- Creating and implementing a program that has had an impact on cancer care in a country other than the United States, e.g., patient education program, clinical procedure/skill, and pain management.
- Demonstrating involvement in initiating or supporting a professional oncology organization (e.g., cancer society, nursing organization, cancer coalition).
- Influencing the practice of cancer care nursing care, e.g., advocate for cancer survivors through influence on government policy/media, publications.
- Creating a change in health care and/or education standards in nursing practice, e.g., requirements for administration of chemotherapy.
Nominee not required to be a member of the Oncology Nursing Society
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