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

At exactly 5 pm EST on September 30, the application site will automatically shut down. Any applications that are not completed at this time will be terminated and not accepted. This deadline cannot be extended without prior authorization from the ONS Awards advisory panel and the ONS Board of Directors.

Submit Your Nomination

Online nominations are currently closed and will reopen in May.