Linda Arenth Excellence in Cancer Nursing Management Award

2019 Award Recipient

Dwight Hettler, MS, RN, NE-BC, OCN®

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Recognize excellence in cancer nursing management and administration.


A $500 award, a plaque, and travel reimbursement to attend the ONS Annual Congress.

Eligibility Criteria

The nominee must be an active ONS member who has been nominated by an ONS member. In addition, the nominee should

  • Be a registered professional nurse
  • Have at least two years of experience in oncology nursing management and/or administration
  • Demonstrate leadership abilities through documentation in a letter of support from the nominee's immediate supervisor.

Application Materials

The following materials are required.

  • Nomination narrative statement
  • Nominee's resume or curriculum vitae
  • Nominee's personal statement
  • Two (2) letters of support

Nomination Deadline Notice

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

Scoring Criteria

The scoring criteria for judging this nomination packet is as follows.

  • Candidate utilizes the ONS standards as management tools.
  • Is a recognized expert in cancer nursing management for contributions at the local, state, national, and/or international level.
  • Demonstrates commitment to mentorship in cancer nursing management/administration.
  • Contributes to the specialty of cancer nursing administration through publications, program development, refinement of management tools, etc. .
  • Demonstrates active participation in ONS at the local and/or national level.
  • Demonstrates leadership abilities (documented in a letter of support from the nominee's immediate supervisor).
  • Demonstrates the ability to effectively utilize management theories and techniques. 

Travel Information

The recipient will receive travel reimbursement to attend the ONS Annual Congress. ONS will reimburse the award recipient for round-trip economy airfare to and from the recipient's home address to the Congress location, provided the recipient makes all travel arrangements through American Express Travel, ONS's official travel agency. Additionally, one (1) night's lodging will be permitted provided that the recipient makes the hotel arrangements through the ONS meetings department. Meals for a 24-hour period will be reimbursed, along with the reimbursement of certain ground transportation situations and parking, but there are limitations. Please contact for complete details about the travel reimbursement policy.