Oncology Nursing Month

Large green text, "Oncology Nurses", under that smaller purple text "Making a difference every single day". Lavender sprig illustration the the left of the text.

May Is Oncology Nursing Month

As an oncology nurse, you are a source of strength for your patients and their loved ones. Your expertise and compassion provide hope and comfort for those facing the unimaginable. 

That is why we celebrate you, the oncology nurse, this May and every month after. 

The 2023 Oncology Nursing Month theme is Making a Difference Every Single Day.


Nurse smiling with patient, holding hands

Pin Your Oncology Nursing Month Poster to the Bulletin Board

All ONS members will receive a poster with their March 2023 issue of Oncology Nursing Forum. Hang it with pride in your workplace where everyone can see it.

Download and print additional copies to share with your colleagues.

Celebrate You, Your Colleagues, and Your Specialty During Oncology Nursing Month

ONS’s digital toolkit connects you to easy-to-use resources that help you celebrate Oncology Nursing Month. Post our images on social media, give a colleague one of the customizable "You've Made a Difference for Me" certificates—and keep using the hashtag #OncologyNursingMonth. Then, follow ONS's social media channels to see how others are celebrating all month long. 

We’ll add a link to download your digital toolkit on this page in May 2023. 

Show Your Colleagues How Much You Appreciate Them

Celebrate your peers’ dedication to the profession by ordering an Oncology Nursing Month gift. Check out the shirts, tumblers, totes, and more with this year’s theme: Making a Difference Every Single Day. Bulk discounts are available on most products. 

Volunteer With ONS

Become an active member of the ONS community by volunteering to improve oncology nursing and patient care. ONS has many ways for you to get involved. Some take only a few minutes, and others require a larger commitment—find your best fit.  

Honor an Oncology Nurse

Do you know a nurse who has made a real difference in oncology nursing in your local area? Consider nominating them for one of many ONS awards, which honor ONS members who display a special commitment to their field. Most awards include a plaque, cash award, and reimbursement to attend the annual ONS Congress®. 

You can also honor a nurse by donating to the Oncology Nursing Foundation in their name.