Everyday oncology nurses make an incredible impact on their patients lives, their profession, and the way the world cares for those living with cancer.
Nominate Nurses for Awards
Nominate a fellow nurse, researcher, or employer who is making an outstanding contribution to the oncology profession.
Each year, ONS honors 24 members who display a special commitment to their field. Most of these include a cash award, a commemorative plaque, and reimbursement to attend the ONS Annual Congress. Nominations open in mid-February.
Celebrate at Work
Buy flowers or cookies for the oncology nursing staff or colleagues.
Hold an Oncology Nurse Appreciation Day at your hospital. Invite employees and the general public.
Arrange a social gathering with your local ONS chapter and seek donations toward the event from your oncology department and/or hospital administration.
Celebrate in the Community
Plan an educational program in your community, such as a free cancer screening.
Sponsor a child at a cancer camp.
Speak to students about a career in oncology nursing. Remember, full-time students receive a free student membership to ONS! (ONS extends an annual complimentary membership to all pre-licensure students enrolled full-time in a nursing program.)
Spread the Word
Follow us @oncologynursing on Twitter and Instagram and tag us in your celebration. We will be featuring your photos throughout the month.
Contact your local media and suggest a story on a day-in-the-life of an oncology nurse or highlight a community-service project in which your chapter or organization was involved.
Write a letter to the editor on behalf of your chapter or institution.
Remember to contact the media whenever your oncology nurses win awards.