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International Award For Contributions in Cancer Care

International Award For Contributions in Cancer Care
2016 Award Recipient
Maryam Rassouli, PhD
Purpose 

To recognize a registered nurse or equivalent healthcare worker who has contributed to the improvement of cancer care in a country outside the United States

Award 

$500 certificate for ONS educational resources/publications (donated to the recipient's employer institution), a plaque, and travel reimbursement to attend the ONS Annual Congress

Eligibility Criteria 
The candidate must be an RN (or equivalent) who works and resides outside of the United States of America, working in any setting, who has contributed to the improvement of cancer care in one or more of the following areas: clinical practice, research, education, or administration. Examples of contributions include but are not limited to
  • Creating and implementing a program that has had an impact on cancer care in a country other than the United States, e.g., patient education program, clinical procedure/skill, and pain management
  • Demonstrating involvement in initiating or supporting a professional oncology organization (e.g., cancer society, nursing organization, cancer coalition)
  • Influencing the practice of cancer care nursing care, e.g., advocate for cancer survivors through influence on government policy/media, publications
  • Creating a change in health care and/or education standards in nursing practice, e.g., requirements for administration of chemotherapy.
Application Materials 
The following materials are required.
  • Nomination narrative statement
  • Nominee's resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two (2) letters of support from any of the following: 1) colleague, 2) patient/caregiver, or 3) employer/supervisor
Submit Your Nomination 
  1. Read the submission instructions.
  2. Register by creating a username and password on the awards site.
  3. Access the online nomination.

If you have any questions regarding the nomination process, please contact the ONS awards staff at 412-859-6403 or email awards@ons.org.

Important Notice About the Nomination Deadline 

ONS uses a vendor-supported online program for all award nomination applications. At exactly 5 pm ET on September 30, the application site will automatically shut down. Any applications that are not completed at this time will be terminated and will not be accepted. This deadline cannot be extended without prior authorization from the ONS Awards advisory panel and the ONS Board of Directors.

Submit Your Nomination 

To access nomination form, please click here.

Travel Information 

ONS will reimburse the award recipient for roundtrip economy airfare to and from the recipient’s home address to the location of ONS Congress, provided the recipient makes all travel arrangements through American Express Travel, ONS’s official travel agency. Additionally, three (3) nights’ lodging will be permitted provided that the recipient makes the hotel arrangements through the ONS meetings department. Meals for a 72-hour period will be reimbursed, along with the reimbursement of certain ground transportation situations and parking, but there are limitations. Please contact awards@ons.org for complete details and the travel reimbursement policy.

UAB School of Nursing recognizes Yarbro for lifetime achievement

UAB School of Nursing Recognizes Yarbro for Lifetime Achievement
Monday, December 7, 2015

Connie Yarbro receives UAB School of Nursing Honorary Lifetime Alumni Membership for her longstanding achievement in the field of nursing.

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Connie H. Yarbro, M.S., R.N., has been recognized by the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing for her impact on the nursing profession with the School’s Honorary Lifetime Alumni Membership in the Nursing Chapter of the UAB National Alumni Society. 
 
“Connie has done tremendous, longstanding work that has brought exceptional recognition to UAB and oncology nursing locally, nationally and internationally,” said Doreen C. Harper, Ph.D., dean of the UAB School of Nursing. “Her collaborative work helped establish the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, and her storied career has an undeniable connection to UAB. We are honored to count her among our graduates through this honorary lifetime alumni membership.”
 
Yarbro is a nationally recognized oncology nurse leader. During her time at UAB from 1972 to 1979, she worked alongside John Durant, M.D., to build the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. Together, they traveled Alabama to educate health care providers and patients about cancer and cutting-edge cancer therapies. Through her partnership with Durant, Yarbro helped establish the first physician/nurse practitioner patient care model that has become a standard of care at UAB and other highly acclaimed medical centers across the country. 
 
She is the founding editor of Seminars in Oncology Nursing. Her most recent position was with the University of Missouri’s Sinclair School of Nursing as an adjunct clinical associate professor. In 2005, the University of Missouri granted Yarbro honorary alumna status. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, and she has written six oncology nursing textbooks. Yarbro regularly presents at numerous professional meetings and has served as lead editor for prestigious publications such as Cancer Nursing Principles and Practice, now in its eighth edition. 
 
Her service to the field of oncology nursing spans four decades, and her many accomplishments have been recognized internationally, nationally and locally. In 2010, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oncology Nursing Society. This award recognizes her many contributions to the ONS as a researcher, mentor and educator. 
 
Yarbro co-founded the ONS in 1975 and served as president from 1979 to 1983. In 1981, she helped establish the ONS Foundation that has since granted more than $24 million in funding to advance oncology nursing research, practice and education across the country. Chartered with 488 members, the ONS comprises more than 35,000 cancer nurses. In Singapore, Yarbro received the 2008 Distinguished Merit Award from the International Society of Nurses, an organization she served as president from 1996 to 2002.
 
“I am so delighted to be a part of the UAB alumni family,” Yarbro said. “This honor has special meaning for me because my career in cancer nursing began in 1972 at UAB, as UAB became one of 15 centers of excellence in cancer care across the country. It was a new beginning in the specialty of oncology because of the rapid research developments, close collaboration between physicians and nurses, and complex patient care. I am so fortunate to have been a part of the development and growth of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center and the specialty of oncology nursing.”
 
About UAB
Known for its innovative and interdisciplinary approach to education at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, UAB is an internationally renowned research university and academic medical center and the state of Alabama’s largest employer, with some 23,000 employees and an economic impact exceeding $5 billion annually on the state. The five pillars of UAB’s mission deliver knowledge that will change your world: the education of students, who are exposed to multidisciplinary learning and a new world of diversity; research, the creation of new knowledge; patient care, the outcome of ‘bench-to-bedside’ translational knowledge; service to the community at home and around the globe, from free clinics in local neighborhoods to the transformational experience of the arts; and the economic development of Birmingham and Alabama. Learn more at www.uab.edu.

Mary Nowotny Excellence in Cancer Nursing Education Award

Mary Nowotny Excellence in Cancer Nursing Education Award
2016 Award Recipient
Linda Penwarden, MN, RN, AOCN®, CNS
Purpose 

This award is named in memory of Dr. Mary Nowotny, an active ONS member and past chair of the ONS Education Committee. Throughout her career, she was a cancer education advocate and a widely published author, writing many articles on the measurement and significance of hope in patients with cancer. The Mary Nowotny Excellence in Cancer Nursing Education Award recognizes and supports excellence in cancer nursing education.

Award 

A $500 award, a plaque, and travel reimbursement to attend the ONS Annual Congress.

Eligibility Criteria 
The nominee must be an active ONS member who has been nominated by an ONS member. In addition, the nominee should
  • Be a registered professional nurse and an active ONS member
  • Have a minimum of two years' experience in oncology education
  • Be an educator who is a recognized expert in cancer education because of his or her contributions to cancer education at the local, state, national, or international level.
Application Materials 
The following materials are required.
  • Nomination narrative statement
  • Nominee's resume or curriculum vitae
  • Nominee's personal statement 
  • Two (2) letters of support
Important Notice About the Nomination Deadline 

ONS uses a vendor-supported online program for all award nomination applications. At exactly 5 pm ET on September 30, the application site will automatically shut down. Any applications that are not completed at this time will be terminated and will not be accepted. This deadline cannot be extended without prior authorization from the ONS Awards advisory panel and the ONS Board of Directors.

Submit Your Nomination 
  1. Read the submission instructions.
  2. Register by creating a username and password on the awards site.
  3. Access the online nomination.

If you have any questions regarding the nomination process, please contact the ONS awards staff at 412-859-6403 or email awards@ons.org.

Scoring Criteria 
The scoring criteria for judging this nomination packet is as follows.
  • The nominee is an educator whose teaching in cancer education programs is consistent with the ONS/American Nurses Association Statement on the Scope and Standards of Oncology Nursing Practice and has basis in the ONS Standards of Oncology Nursing Education.
  • Educator has made contributions to cancer education at the local, state, national, or international level.
  • Educator has, in implementing cancer education programs, met the identified needs for cancer nursing education in his or her geographical area.
  • Educator implements programs that are well developed, with clearly stated objectives.
  • Content of programs is relevant to current cancer nursing practice and is well presented.
  • Educator uses relevant and appropriate evaluation methods.
  • Educator is knowledgeable in the content area, establishes a positive teacher-learner relationship, and promotes and supports cancer education
  • Educator is supportive of and contributes to the development of professional oncology nursing practice. 
Submit Your Nomination 

To access nomination form, please click here.

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, one (1) night's lodging will be permitted provided that the recipient makes the hotel arrangements through the ONS meetings department. Meals for a 24-hour period will be reimbursed, along with the reimbursement of certain ground transportation situations and parking, but there are limitations. Please contact awards@ons.org for complete details about the travel reimbursement policy.

Linda Arenth Excellence in Cancer Nursing Management Award

Linda Arenth Excellence in Cancer Nursing Management Award
2016 Award Recipient
Theresa Johnson, BSN, RN, CBCN®
Purpose 

This award is named in memory of Linda Arenth, an active ONS and ONCC member who served as the Johns Hopkins Cancer Center's first director of nursing.  She created what is now a nationally known system to assign nursing services for different categories of patients with cancer. This award recognizes and supports excellence in both cancer nursing management and administration.

Award 

A $500 award, a plaque, and travel reimbursement to attend the ONS Annual Congress.

Eligibility Criteria 
The nominee must be an active ONS member who has been nominated by an ONS member. In addition, the nominee should
  • Be a registered professional nurse
  • Have at least two years of experience in oncology nursing management and/or administration
  • Demonstrate leadership abilities through documentation in a letter of support from the nominee's immediate supervisor.
Application Materials 
The following materials are required.
  • Nomination narrative statement
  • Nominee's resume or curriculum vitae
  • Nominee's personal statement
  • Two (2) letters of support
Important Notice About the Nomination Deadline 

ONS uses a vendor-supported online program for all award nomination applications. At exactly 5 pm ET on September 30, the application site will automatically shut down. Any applications that are not completed at this time will be terminated and will not be accepted. This deadline cannot be extended without prior authorization from the ONS Awards advisory panel and the ONS Board of Directors.

Submit Your Nomination 
  1. Read the submission instructions.
  2. Register by creating a username and password on the awards site.
  3. Access the online nomination.

If you have any questions regarding the nomination process, please contact the ONS awards staff at 412-859-6403 or email awards@ons.org.

Scoring Criteria 
The scoring criteria for judging this nomination packet is as follows.
  • Candidate utilizes the ONS standards as management tools.
  • Is a recognized expert in cancer nursing management for contributions at the local, state, national, and/or international level.
  • Demonstrates commitment to mentorship in cancer nursing management/administration.
  • Contributes to the specialty of cancer nursing administration through publications, program development, refinement of management tools, etc. .
  • Demonstrates active participation in ONS at the local and/or national level.
  • Demonstrates leadership abilities (documented in a letter of support from the nominee's immediate supervisor).
  • Demonstrates the ability to effectively utilize management theories and techniques. 
Submit Your Nomination 

To access nomination form, please click here

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, one (1) night's lodging will be permitted provided that the recipient makes the hotel arrangements through the ONS meetings department. Meals for a 24-hour period will be reimbursed, along with the reimbursement of certain ground transportation situations and parking, but there are limitations. Please contact awards@ons.org for complete details about the travel reimbursement policy.

Trish Greene Memorial Quality of Life Lectureship

Trish Greene Memorial Quality of Life Lectureship
2016 Award Recipient
None Awarded
Purpose 

To focus attention on quality-of-life issues in cancer care. The recipient will present a lecture at the ONS Annual Congress that illuminates the contributions of clinicians, educators, administrators, and researchers; offers new information; and integrates the philosophy of quality of life into all aspects of cancer care.

This award is named in memory of Trish Greene, a pioneer in oncology nursing and a leader within ONS, the American Cancer Society, Union for International Cancer Control, and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. She was also the first president of the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses.  As a pain management expert, Greene was committed to ensuring quality, compassionate care for patients with cancer.

Award 

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 an ONS member. In addition, the nominee should
  • Demonstrate excellence in clinical practice, education, administration, or research related to quality-of-life issues, and contribute to the oncology nursing specialty
  • Communicate effectively through written and verbal formats.
Application Materials 
The following materials are required.
  • Nominee's personal statement
  • Nominee's curriculum vitae
  • One (1) letter of support from a colleague other than the nominator
Submit Your Nomination 
  1. Read the submission instructions.
  2. Register by creating a username and password on the awards site.
  3. Access the online nomination.

If you have any questions regarding the nomination process, please contact the ONS awards staff at 412-859-6403 or email awards@ons.org.

Important Notice About the Nomination Deadline 

ONS uses a vendor-supported online program for all award nomination applications. At exactly 5 pm ET on September 30, the application site will automatically shut down. Any applications that are not completed at this time will be terminated and will not be accepted. This deadline cannot be extended without prior authorization from the ONS Awards advisory panel and the ONS Board of Directors.

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.
 
Contribution to the oncology nursing specialty.
  • Examples from CV
  • Clinical developments such as staff development, program development, patient teaching, or 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 member or preceptor of students

Excellent written communication skills: Includes articles in newsletters, journals, reports, video, multimedia, computer-assisted instruction, or chapters in books.

Presentation experience: Presentations listed on CV/application
 
Excellence in quality-of-Life issues (clinical, education, administration and/or research related)
  • Examples within reference letters or on CV
  • Quality of life contributions: presentations, literature, specific educational interventions, and research issues
 
Submit Your Nomination 

To access nomination form, please click here.

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 awards@ons.org for complete details about the travel reimbursement policy.

View past recipients of the Trish Greene Memorial Quality of Life Lectureship. 

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