Considering the potential future and what ONS members need to meet the demands of cancer care in the future, ONS identified 4 key priorities to guide its work over the next three years. These priorities comprise the 2020–2022 ONS strategic plan and will guide strategies, partnerships, and new capabilities, ways of working, and tools for ONS in the coming years.
In 2019, we engaged in a future-scenario design-planning process to envision oncology nursing in 2029 and set a context for a three-year strategic plan.
Our strategic planning process involved a thorough and deliberate consideration of the world today and considered various scenarios and potential outcomes in the years ahead. The future of oncology nursing planning team considered likely opportunities and potential challenges. They included:
ONS’s future of oncology nursing planning team also identified the following competencies that nurses would need in these various possible futures: