Frontline Care Award

2017 Award Recipient

Catherine S. Parsons, RN, OCN®

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Purpose

To recognize a frontline oncology nurse who demonstrates exceptional patient care through the use of evidence-based practice.

Award

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

Eligibility Criteria 

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

  • Have primary duties and responsibilities focused on full-time patient care (non-management)
  • Clearly demonstrate a commitment to evidence-based practice
  • Provide outstanding direct care to the patient population.

Application Materials

Application Materials 

The following materials are required.

  • Nomination narrative statement
  • Nominee's resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two (2) letters of support from any of the following:
    1. colleague
    2. patient/caregiver
    3. employer/supervisor

Important Notice About the Nomination Deadline 

ONS uses a vendor-supported online program for all award nomination applications. 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.

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