Excellence in Patient/Public Education Award

2019 Award Recipient

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Recognize excellence in patient and public education.


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

    Eligibility Criteria

    Nominees for this award will be oncology nurses who are involved in offering creative public or patient education. The nominee must be an active ONS member who has been nominated by an ONS member. In addition, he or she should

    • Be a registered professional nurse
    • Have a minimum of two years experience in oncology nursing.

    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 teaches patients or community groups in manner consistent with the ONS Standards of Oncology Education: Patient/Family and Public.
    • Candidate identifies needs for education in patients, families, or communities and plans innovative programs to meet those identified needs.
    • Programs have clearly stated objectives.
    • Content of program(s) is relevant to population served.
    • Creative strategies and presentation techniques are used in implementing program.
    • Program evaluation methods are appropriate.
    • Candidate serves as a role model for other nurses.
    • Candidate creates a network to sustain health-promoting behaviors.

    Candidate establishes positive teacher-learner relationships.

    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 awards@ons.org for complete details about the travel reimbursement policy.