Martha Langhorne, MSN, RN, FNP, AOCN®, Receives Pearl Moore Making A Difference Award
Monday, April 25, 2011
Martha Langhorne, MSN, RN, FNP, AOCN®, is the 2011 recipient of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Pearl Moore Making a Difference Award. Langhorne is a nurse practitioner at Binghamton Gastroenterology in Binghamton, NY. The award recognizes her significant contributions to the oncology nursing profession at the local and regional levels. She will be honored for the award at ONS’s 36th Annual Congress, scheduled for April 28–May 1 in Boston, MA. Langhorne is recognized at her institution for the cancer nursing education programs she has developed, her advocacy for certification, and her strong mentoring skills. She is a leader and charter member of her local ONS chapter.
“Compassion is what connects oncology nurses with their patients and families,” said Langhorne. “Yes, nurses have acute assessment skills, clinical expertise, a keen lust for learning, are great at communication and work well with all members of the team. But, it is their compassion for others and their witness of the struggle itself that sets oncology nurses apart.”
She is an active member of ONS, the ONS Clinical Nurse Specialist Special Interest Group, and the New York State Southern Tier Chapter of ONS.
Langhorne received her associate degree in nursing from Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY, her bachelor of science in nursing degree from Syracuse University, her master of science in nursing education and clinical nurse specialist degree, and her post-master’s nurse practitioner certificate from Binghamton University in Binghamton.
The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) is a professional organization of more than 35,000 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.
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