After the first National Cancer Nursing Research Conference in 1973, 20 oncology nurses discussed the need for a national organization to support their profession. The Oncology Nursing Society was created after this initial meeting. These 20 nurses used word-of-mouth to spark interest among their colleagues to launch this organization.
Over the years, we have grown to include more than 39,000 members and are now known as the standards bearer of advanced cancer care. Here are a few highlights of our amazing journey.