Anna Schwartz, PhD, FNP, FAAN, Receives 2012 ONS Distinguished Contribution to Nursing Literature Award
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Anna Schwartz, PhD, FNP, FAAN, of Wilson, WY, associate professor at Idaho State University in Pocatello and affiliate professor at the University of Washington in Seattle, is the recipient of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) 2012 Rose Mary Carroll-Johnson Distinguished Award for Consistent Contribution to the Nursing Literature. This award recognizes the impact that she has made on the oncology nursing profession through her writing to share research findings, describe content basic to the care of patients with cancer, and support the professional development of colleagues. She was honored for the award at the recent ONS 37th Annual Congress in New Orleans, LA.
The impact of Schwartz’s research and writing influences nurses and survivors and reaches into other disciplines. Her writing has focused on fatigue management and exercise rehabilitation for cancer survivors. As a faculty, she inspires passion for writing in her students.
“I receive this honor with deep gratitude and great humility, as there is no higher honor than to be recognized by your peers, who you know and are familiar with your work,” said Schwartz.
Schwartz received her bachelor of science in nursing degree and exercise science degree from the University of Florida, her master of science and FNP degree from Florida State University, and her PhD from the University of Utah. She is an active member of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), the ONS Advanced Nursing Research Special Interest Group, American Academy of Nursing, American College of Sports Medicine, and the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association.
ONS is a professional association of more than 35,000 members committed to promoting excellence in oncology nursing and the transformation of cancer care. Since 1975, ONS has provided a professional community for oncology nurses, developed evidence-based education programs and treatment information, and advocated for patient care, all in an effort to improve quality of life and outcomes for patients with cancer and their families. Learn more at www.ons.org.