Lifetime Achievement Award

2019 Lifetime Achievement Award

Gayle Jameson, MSN, ACNP-BC, AOCN®

Karen Meneses, PhD, RN, FAAN 

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Recognize an ONS member who makes outstanding contributions to the field of oncology nursing and to ONS; someone who has been an important leader within the Society and his or her community.


$2,000 award, round-trip airfare to Congress, a one-day per diem for Congress, a plaque for the recipient and a special designation plaque for his or her workplace, a specially designed ONS pin, and perpetual complementary membership in ONS.

Eligibility Criteria

The nominee must be an active ONS member, nominated by another ONS member. Nominees will have made outstanding contributions to cancer nursing and to ONS during their professional career, and demonstrated the highest professional standards of oncology nursing.

Application Materials

The following application materials are required.

  • Nomination narrative
  • The nominee's curriculum vitae
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation

Nomination Deadline Notice


ONS uses an external, vendor-supported online program for all award nomination applications. The application system is set up so that at exactly 5:00pm ET (Eastern Time), September 30, the application site will automatically shut down and be locked. Any applications that are open (not completed) at this time will be terminated and will not be accepted. It is imperative that all open applications be submitted prior to 5:00pm ET, September 30, in order to be accepted into the online system and be eligible for consideration. In order to be fair to all who may nominate individuals for consideration for an ONS award, the September 30, 5:00pm ET deadline cannot be extended without prior authorization from the ONS Board of Directors. If you have any questions regarding the ONS awards nomination process, please call the ONS Awards staff (412) 859-6403, or email:

Submit Your Nomination


  1. Please read the "How To" instructions before accessing the online nomination.
  2. Register by creating a username and password on the Closerware Grantmaker site.
  3. Access the online nomination.