ONS is pleased to announce that Brenda Marion Nevidjon, RN, MSN, FAAN, is named as its new chief executive officer (CEO), effective September 1.
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ONS member Margaret C. Wilmoth, PhD, MSS, RN, FAAN, has been promoted to Major General in the United States Army Reserve. Her outstanding military career spans more than 30 years in the armed forces.
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ONS's top leadership, led by incoming president, Margaret Barton-Burke, PhD, RN, FAAN, take office at its 39th Annual Congress in Anaheim, CA.
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The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) announced its 2014–2015 Board of Directors at its 39th Annual Congress in Anaheim, CA.
Margaret Barton-Burke, PhD, RN, FAAN, takes office in her two-year term as ONS President. She is the Mary Ann Lee professor of oncology nursing at the University of Missouri and research scientist at Siteman Cancer Institute in St. Louis.
Continuing in her role as treasurer is Tracy K. Gosselin, RN, PhD, AOCN®, associate chief nursing officer and assistant vice president at Duke Cancer Institute, Duke University Health System in Durham, NC. Marlon Garzo Saria, MSN, RN, AOCNS®, continues in his role as secretary. He is an advanced practice nurse researcher at the University of California, San Diego.
Newly-elected ONS directors-at-large are Donald “Chip” Bailey Jr., PhD, RN, FAAN, associate professor, Duke University School of Nursing in Durham, NC, and Colleen O’Leary, MSN, RN, AOCNS®, clinical nurse specialist at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute in Columbus, OH.
ONS directors-at-large continuing their terms are Deborah Kirk Walker, DNP, FNP-BC, AOCN®, assistant professor/nurse practitioner at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing, Anne M. Ireland, MSN, RN, AOCN®, CENP, clinical director, solid tumor malignancy program at City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, CA, and Susie Newton, RN, MS, AOCN®, AOCNS®, senior director, Health Management Solutions, Quintiles in Dayton, OH.
ONS director-at-large Barbara Biedrzycki, PhD, CRNP, AOCNP®, stepped down from the Board in March 2014. The Board of Directors voted to have director-at-large Vicki Norton, MHA, RN, OCN®, whose term would have expired this year, extend her term for one additional year to fill the unexpired portion of Biedrzycki’s term. Norton is the clinical nursing director at Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, MN.
“As an organization, we find ourselves working toward achieving ONS’s mission and vision within a complex and changing healthcare system,” said Barton-Burke. “The 2014–2015 ONS Board of Directors will be envisioning the future of oncology nursing and patient care by selecting a new chief executive officer, developing a new strategic plan, and continuing to strengthen our membership and chapters. It is an exciting time for ONS and the ONS Board of Directors.”
ONS is a professional association of more than 35,000 members committed to promoting excellence in oncology nursing and the transformation of cancer care. Since 1975, ONS has provided a professional community for oncology nurses, developed evidence-based education programs and treatment information, and advocated for patient care, all in an effort to improve quality of life and outcomes for patients with cancer and their families.
ONS's new “Oncology Nurse Navigation Role and Qualifications” position statement addresses the critical roles and requirements of the oncology nurse navigator and the qualifications necessary to meet those requirements.
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- “Oncology Certification for Nurses” position statement
- “Oncology Nursing Society, Association of Oncology Social Work, and National Association of Social Work Joint Position on the Role of Oncology Nursing and Oncology Social Work in Patient Navigation” position statement
- Oncology Nurse Navigator Core Competencies
- “Oncology Nurse Navigator Role Delineation Study: An Oncology Nursing Society Report” December 2012 Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing article
- Oncology Nurse Navigation: Delivering Patient-Centered Care Across the Continuum 2014 book