Member Benefits

Member Benefits

When you join ONS, you're demonstrating your deep commitment to patients with cancer. With our deep member benefits, we are just as committed to you. 

Certification and Education Discounts

Members enjoy big savings on every ONS educational opportunity. That includes books in the ONS store, the ONS 43rd Annual Congress and every online course, including the ONS/ONCC Chemotherapy Biotherapy Certificate Course. They also receive discounted pricing on ONCC certification for OCN®, AOCN® (renewal only), CPHON®, CPON®, CBCN®, AOCNP®, AOCNS®, and BMTCN® credentials.

We also regularly offer free CNE through our on-demand journal activities, as well as evidence-based online courses that cover a wide range of topics in the field of oncology. 


Membership in an ONS local chapter is included in your national dues. With more than 225 local chapters across the United States, you're likely to find a rewarding opportunity to connect to oncology nurses near you. Local chapters coordinate CNE programs, community outreach, and participation in ONS events. 

There is no limit to the number of communities that you can join. Communities connect oncology nurses of similar specialties or workplace settings and meet annually at Congress.

Award-Winning Oncology Nursing Publications

Members receive subscriptions to the two most recognized journals in cancer nursing, the Oncology Nursing Forum and Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing. That includes member-only online access to current full-text articles as well as the archives from as far back as 2002 and free CNE activities for recent issues. ONS members also enjoy a subscription to our news, views, and advocacy magazine, ONS Voice

The cost of these publications are covered by a small portion of your membership dues, including $10.23 for a one-year subscription to the Oncology Nursing Forum, $11.70 is for a one-year subscription to the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, and $17.80 is for a one-year subscription to ONS Voice.

Support for Early-Career Professionals and Student Nurses

If you're new to oncology nursing, enjoy a special welcome with a discounted ONS membership. Explore our oncology nursing careers or our online courses, several of which provide a foundational education. Recommended courses for beginning nurses are Cancer Basics, Chemo Basics, and the Post-Master's Foundation in Cancer Care for the Advanced Practice Provider. 

Member-Bring-a-Member Rewards

Earn rewards you for every new member you recruit. All your colleagues need to do is mention you on the "referred by" line of the online membership application. Rewards can be earned only for recruiting new members, not renewing members, and run through a calendar year. In addition, rewards cannot be earned for recruiting student members.

  • Three members: ONS tote bag
  • Five members: $50 Amazon or Starbucks gift card
  • Seven members: Free one-year ONS membership
  • 10 members: $200 Visa gift card
  • 15 members: ONS conference registration and VIP perks