What is it like to guide a professional association that serves more than 100,000 oncology nurses? ONS Chief Executive Officer Brenda Nevidjon, MSN, RN, FAAN, and 2023–2026 Directors-at-Large Susan Brown, PhD, MSN, CENP, Jessica MacIntyre, DNP, MBA, APRN, AOCNP®, and Trey Woods, RN, MSN, NP-C, discuss the ONS Leadership Development Committee’s appointment process for the ONS Board of Directors, reflect on their experience in ONS, and elaborate on the work they do in their leadership positions. You can earn free NCPD contact hours after listening to this episode and completing the evaluation linked below.
Music Credit: “Fireflies and Stardust” by Kevin MacLeod
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Highlights From Today’s Episode
Trey Woods: “An emphasis of my service really has been on lots of volunteer opportunities and lots of committee work, and I just feel like that’s opened the door to me for so many great networking opportunities. I would certainly encourage anybody who’s interested in leadership or volunteering to look into the multitude of opportunities that ONS makes available to the members.” Timestamp (TS) 9:41
Jessica MacIntyre: “I really wanted to pay it forward, and I also want to continue to be a voice and advocate for our patients and members. And there’s no better platform than ONS to take my advocacy to the next level. I couldn’t be prouder to lead ONS in this role and to contribute to its mission of excellence in oncology nursing and transforming cancer care.” TS 14:50
Jessica MacIntyre: “What struck me the most is the breadth and depth of issues we tackle. I think from policy to strategic initiatives, the agenda is truly dynamic, and it’s been a testament to how every aspect of our profession can be a catalyst for change.” TS 24:48
Susan Brown: “I’m just so impressed and inspired by the dedication and commitment of the people sitting around the ONS Board table.” TS 31:27
Trey Woods: “When it comes to nursing burnout, I think the focus really needs to be on what is encouraging, because for all the things that concern me, I think that there’s opportunity for encouragement. I think there’s opportunities for organizations like ours to move nursing forward.” TS 33:52
Susan Brown: “We keep having a lot of first-timers at ONS Congress®, and that just tells me that our job of educating oncology nurses of the future is a never-ending process.” TS 37:22