ONS Wins 2011 AJN Book of the Year Award
Thursday, January 26, 2012
The American Journal of Nursing (AJN) has awarded the prestigious 2011 AJN Book of the Year Award to the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) for Advanced Oncology Nursing Certification Review and Resource Manual: Instructor’s Resource, edited by Shirley Triest-Robinson, RN, PhD, AOCNS®, ACNS B, and Wendy H. Vogel, MSN, FNP, AOCNP®, in the Electronic Media category.
The CD-ROM, designed to be used in tandem with ONS’s best-selling Advanced Oncology Nursing Certification Review and Resource Manual, covers 20 advanced oncology nursing topics and provides additional study resources for oncology advanced practice nurses, graduate nursing students, medical residents, physician assistants, and oncology nurses in clinical practice.
“I am very pleased and honored to receive this prestigious award from AJN,” said Vogel. “Oncology is our passion and we have a love for mentoring and teaching. We hope that this instructor’s resource will ignite the excitement for oncology in many students. We had envisioned this resource and the accompanying text as one that is tattered from use and always close to both the educator and the practitioner. Thank you so much for this honor.” Vogel is an oncology nurse practitioner at Kingsport Hematology Oncology Associates in Tennessee.
“The highest form of recognition one can receive is from your colleagues,” said Triest-Robertson. “They truly can understand the value of a product to the end-user, our patients. If our colleagues are better prepared to care for people with cancer because of this resource then we have all benefited. Thank you to AJN for recognizing this as the resource we had intended it to be.” Triest-Robertson is an advanced practice nurse in palliative services at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, WI.
“It's an honor to receive this recognition from the American Journal of Nursing,” said Barbara Sigler RN, MNEd, publisher and director of publishing for ONS. “Our editors, authors, and staff work hard to provide the very best resources possible for the oncology nursing community.”
AJN is the nation’s oldest and largest circulating nursing journal and one of the most highly respected. Its AJN Book of the Year Award competition draws hundreds of submissions by authors from various fields in the nursing profession. A distinguished panel of judges selects those considered the most valuable texts each year.
ONS is a professional organization of more than 36,000 registered nurses and other healthcare professionals committed to excellence in oncology nursing and to leading the transformation of cancer care by initiating and actively supporting educational, legislative, and public awareness efforts to improve the care of people with cancer. ONS provides nurses and healthcare professionals with access to the highest quality educational programs, cancer care resources, research opportunities, and networks for peer support. Learn more at www.ons.org.