Candidate Materials

Candidate Materials

You can become part of the vital group of leaders who shape the future of ONS. Each year, there are positions available for candidates for our nationally elected office.

Application Criteria

Candidate applicants for the ONS Board of Directors should be voting ONS members for no less than five years prior to assuming office. A member in good standing is one who meets the regular, early career professional, physically challenged, or retired membership category; is a registered nurse engaged in or interested in oncology nursing; and has paid the required dues. Student, associate, and international tiered members may not vote or hold ONS office.

All candidates must

  • Meet the qualifications as required for the office desired.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the ONS core values.
  • Submit a letter of intent and a completed candidate application to the Leadership Development Committee by the deadline specified. 

It is the candidate’s responsibility to contact ONS at 866-257-4667 prior to the deadline date to confirm receipt of their application. Each application will be reviewed by the Leadership Development Committee and the most qualified candidates will be slated.

Leadership Positions

Read the following descriptions for a comprehensive look at each leadership position, including qualifications, responsibilities, and expected time commitment. The ONS Board of Directors requires interested candidates to contact them personally to better understand these commitments on a more individual level. 

Election Timeline

Election Year 2018

Letters of intent due: August 7, 2017
Application deadline: August 21, 2017
Position openings: Director at Large (3)

Election Year 2019

Letters of intent due: August 6, 2018
Application deadline: August 20, 2018
Position openings: Director at Large (3)

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact a Leadership Development Committee member.

Candidate Resources

Submit Your Candidacy

Application materials for the 2018 ONS Election will be posted in April 2017.

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