Lifetime Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award
2018 Award Recipient
Linda Sarna, PhD, RN, FAAN

To recognize ONS members who have made outstanding contributions to the field of oncology nursing and to ONS; who have been important leaders within the Society and in their communities; and who exemplify the mission and core values of ONS (integrity, innovation, stewardship, advocacy, excellence, and inclusiveness).

$2,000 award, round-trip airfare to Congress, a one-day per diem for Congress, a plaque, a specially designed ONS pin, and perpetual complementary membership in ONS.
Eligibility Criteria 
The nominee must be an active ONS member who has been nominated by an ONS member. Nominees will have made outstanding contributions to cancer nursing and to ONS during their professional career, and demonstrated the highest professional standards of oncology nursing.
Application Materials 
The following application materials are required.
  • Nomination narrative
  • The nominee's curriculum vitae
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
Submit Your Nomination 

Important Notice About the 2019 Awards Nomination Deadline

ONS uses an external, vendor-supported online program for award nomination applications. The nominations will close at exactly 5:00 pm EST on September 30th.

Any open or incomplete applications will not be accepted after this time. There will not be any deadline extensions to be fair to all nominees without prior authorization from the ONS Awards Advisory Panel and the ONS Board of Directors. If you have any questions, please call (412) 859-6403, or email:

To Apply Online
1. Please read the "How To" instructions before accessing the online nomination. 
2. Register by creating a username and password on the Closerware Grantmaker site. 
3. Access the online nomination.