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Excellence in Patient/Public Education Award

Excellence in Patient/Public Education Award
2016 Award Recipient
Chasity Burrows Walters, PhD, RN
Purpose 

To recognize and support excellence in patient and public education 

Award 

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

Eligibility Criteria 
Nominees for this award will be oncology nurses who are involved in offering creative public or patient education. The nominee must be an active ONS member who has been nominated by an ONS member. In addition, he or she should
  • Be a registered professional nurse
  • Have a minimum of two years experience in oncology nursing.
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 teaches patients or community groups in manner consistent with the ONS Standards of Oncology Education: Patient/Family and Public.
  • Candidate identifies needs for education in patients, families, or communities and plans innovative programs to meet those identified needs.
  • Programs have clearly stated objectives.
  • Content of program(s) is relevant to population served.
  • Creative strategies and presentation techniques are used in implementing program.
  • Program evaluation methods are appropriate.
  • Candidate serves as a role model for other nurses.
  • Candidate creates a network to sustain health-promoting behaviors.
  • Candidate establishes positive teacher-learner relationships. 
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.

ONS Members Recognized in International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

ONS Members Recognized in International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame
Monday, August 1, 2016

Two ONS members were included among the 19 highly distinguished nurse researchers that Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing recognized in the 2016 International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame.

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Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Honor Society of Nursing recognized two ONS members, Deborah Watkins-Bruner, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Janet Carpenter, PhD, RN, FAAN, among the 19 nurse researchers selected for its 2016 International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame.
 
The purpose of STTI’s Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame is to recognize nurse researchers who have achieved significant and sustained national or international recognition for their work and whose research has impacted the profession and the people it serves. As part of their achievement, Carpenter and Watkins-Bruner met STTI’s rigorous criteria for the award, including 
 
  • Integrated scholarship in their specialty and a significant and sustained level of achievement in nursing research, which has had an impact on the profession, patients, families, community, or policy
  • A distinguished record of peer-reviewed publications 
  • Receiving funding for a justified unique context 
  • Mentoring novice researchers 
  • Having a program of research with a measurable impact on policy or promotion of quality and value to service delivery
  • Translating evidence to practice. 
Since 2010, STTI has been inducting nurse researchers who have achieved significant and sustained broad national or international recognition for their work and whose research has impacted the profession and the people it serves. 
 
ONS is a professional association of more than 39,000 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. Learn more at www.ons.org.
 

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