Clinical Lectureship

Clinical Lectureship
2017 Award Recipient
None Awarded

To recognize and support excellence in clinical nursing practice


A $2,000 award, a plaque, and travel reimbursement to attend the ONS Annual Congress. The recipient's paper will be published in the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing.

Eligibility Criteria 
The nominee must be an active ONS member who has been nominated by another ONS member. In addition, the nominee should
  • Have a minimum of two years' experience in oncology nursing
  • Be a recognized expert in clinical nursing practice because of his or her contributions to the development of oncology nursing.
Application Materials 
The following materials are required.
  • One-page lecture synopsis
  • Nominee's curriculum vitae
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation from any of the following: 1) colleague 2) client/significant other 3) employer/supervisor/mentor or 4) community service organization
Scoring Criteria 
ONS involvement: Participation should include involvement at the local or national level, and includes membership on committees, holding office, or task force participation.
The nominee's clinical practice is consistent with the ONS Scope of Oncology Nursing Practice and demonstrates the use of the following criteria.
  • Use of theoretical concepts
  • Use of the nursing process
  • Professional development of self and others
  • Multidisciplinary collaboration
  • Quality assurance
  • Uses ethical decisionmaking
  • Reviews and applies research into practice (e.g., provides examples of actual patient contacts, a reference letter from a patient detailing patient experiences, evidence of relevant topics, lectures, a model or theory. Develops standards of care or provides a published model or theory.)
The nominee is an effective communicator.
  • Examples within reference letters
  • Presentations listed on CV well written based on the conference
  • Clinical practice contribution to literature:  Includes articles in newsletters, journals, reports, video, multimedia, computer assisted instruction, or chapters in books
The nominee contributes to the development of the oncology nursing practice.
  • Examples within reference letters or on CV
  • Clinical developments such as staff development, program development, patient teaching, support groups
  • Community outreach (Programs such as the American Cancer Society, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, camps for patients with cancer, survivor's day participation, or other related activities
  • Adjunct faculty or preceptor of students)
The clinical topic is relevant to membership at large, well written, concerns a current educational need and/or new trend.
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.


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, two (2) night's lodging will be permitted provided that the recipient makes the hotel arrangements through the ONS meetings department. Meals for a 48-hour period will be reimbursed, along with the reimbursement of certain ground transportation situations and parking. Please contact for complete details about the travel reimbursement policy.