Search Results for "about news"

2016 ACS Chair

ONS Member Will Serve as American Cancer Society Board Chair in 2016
Thursday, January 7, 2016

ONS Member and former ONS Foundation President, Scarlott Mueller, has been appointed as the new 2016 chair of the American Cancer Society Board of Directors.

story and image

ONS Member and former ONS Foundation President, Scarlott Mueller, has been appointed as the new 2016 chair of the American Cancer Society Board of Directors. For more than 35 years, Mueller has been an active member in the oncology profession, receiving awards and serving in numerous positions throughout her career. Read more about Scarlott Mueller’s appointment to chair of the American Cancer Society

Remembering Ellen Stovall

Remembering Ellen Stovall
Thursday, January 7, 2016

Ellen Stovall, senior health policy advisor for the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) and advocate for cancer survivors throughout the country, passed away on January 5, 2016, because of complications from her cancer treatment.

story and image

Ellen Stovall, senior health policy advisor for the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) and advocate for cancer survivors throughout the country, passed away on January 5, 2016, because of complications from her cancer treatment. As a 42-year survivor of cancer, Stovall advocated for improved cancer care for more than 30 years. She was responsible for co-editing the Institute of Medicine’s report From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor: Lost in Transition, which discussed the issues that face adult survivors of cancer. 
 
Stovall’s contributions to the oncology field have been numerous. She served on the boards of directors for the National Committee for Quality Assurance and the Leapfrog Group. She was a committee member of the National Quality Forum, developing cancer care quality measures. Among other panel and committee appointments, she served a six-year term on the National Cancer Institute’s National Cancer Advisory Board, to which she was appointed by President Clinton in 1992. Information about arrangements and more can be found at the NCCS website.
 

 

New ONS Core Values Define Society’s Strategic Objectives

New ONS Core Values Define Society’s Strategic Objectives
Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The ONS Board of Directors worked to consolidate and streamline the Society’s core values from six to three.

story and image

Innovation. Excellence. Advocacy.
 
As part of the strategic planning process, the ONS Board of Directors worked to consolidate and streamline the Society’s core values, narrowing them from six values to three. The resulting three values lead and define ONS’s strategic objectives for the 2015-2018 strategic plan.
 
  • Strategic objective #1: Innovation in knowledge and learning
  • Strategic objective #2: Excellence in oncology nursing and quality patient care
  • Strategic objective #3: Advocacy for patients and the profession

ONS Responds to New York Times Photograph

ONS Responds to New York Times Photograph
Monday, March 2, 2015
In a letter to the editor of The New York Times, ONS responds to an article that features a photograph of a nurse administering chemotherapy without using personal protective equipment. 

story and image

ONS recently submitted a letter to the editor of The New York Times in response to its February 22, 2015 article “Health Care Opens Stable Career Path: Taken Mainly by Women.” A photograph within the article illustrates a nurse administering chemotherapy without using personal protective equipment, gloves, gowns, or eye protection.
 
In the letter, ONS recommends safe handling procedures and writes that patients receiving chemotherapy should expect their nurses to use protective equipment.  
 

ONS Membership Reaches All-Time High

ONS Membership Reaches All-Time High
Thursday, January 29, 2015

ONS member benefits have attracted more new members than ever before, leading to an all-time year-end high for ONS membership.  

story and image

ONS's growing membership reached a new milestone in 2014. The Society experienced a 4% net growth for the year, resulting in a year-end membership of 37,724. This was made possible by a robust 85% retention rate and a 20% increase in new members recruited compared to 2013.
 
“On behalf of the ONS Board of Directors, I want to welcome new members to ONS,” said Margaret Barton-Burke, PhD, RN, FAAN, president of ONS. “Thank you, too, to all of our members for your continued dedication to the care of your patients and their families. ONS would not be the organization it is today without our members.” 
 
ONS members are dedicated to providing the best possible care for their patients and families. They know that education is at the heart of cancer care and that the best place to acquire that education and knowledge is through ONS. Member benefits such as continuing nursing education, clinical practice resources, and networking opportunities continue to attract more new members to the ONS family.
 
ONS is committed to promoting excellence in oncology nursing and the transformation of cancer care by providing a professional community for oncology nurses, developing evidence-based education programs and treatment information, and advocating for patient care, all in an effort to improve quality of life and outcomes for patients with cancer and their families. 
 

ONS Member Appointed to Nursing Practice Committee in Georgia

ONS Member Appointed to Nursing Practice Committee in Georgia
Wednesday, March 30, 2016

A former ONS president and current member will serve as a committee member for the Nurse Practice Committee in Georgia.

story and image

Former ONS president and member, Mary Gullatte, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, AOCN®, FAAN, has been appointed by the Georgia Board of Nursing to the Nurse Practice Committee. She will serve a two-year term, ending December 31, 2018. As a committee member, Gullatte will work closely with others to develop and advance nursing education standards throughout the state. The board will convene in May 2016 to develop charges for the committee.

ONS Remembers Linda Person

ONS Remembers Linda Person
Friday, October 10, 2014

Prominent ONS member Linda Person, RN, MSN, AOCN®, passed away on October 3, 2014.

story and image

Linda Person, RN, MSN, AOCN®
Linda Person, RN, MSN, AOCN®, of Altadena, CA, passed away on October 3, 2014, following complications from multiple chronic conditions. Linda was a clinical nurse specialist at USC/Norris Cancer Hospital in Los Angeles, CA. She was a past coordinator of the ONS Clinical Nurse Specialist special interest group and a member of the ONS nominating committee.
 
Linda was a true mentor, friend, and supporter whose tremendous accomplishments over the years outweighed her humility by leaps and bounds. She had a quiet strength and was extremely involved in her work and the professional oncology community, donating countless hours and funds to support cancer organizations. Linda loved animals and swimming, and was a private pilot who served as a major in the Army Reserves. She will be remembered for her caring, compassionate, and giving soul.
 

 

U.S. Senator Acknowledges ONS Metro Detroit Chapter

U.S. Senator Acknowledges ONS Metro Detroit Chapter
Friday, February 20, 2015

Members and guests of the ONS Metro Detroit Chapter heard a special message from U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow in recognition of their 25th annual meeting.

story and image

The Metro Detroit Chapter of ONS celebrated the 25th anniversary of their annual meeting in February. One hundred fifty-seven people, including 33 nursing students, attended the full-day conference that featured sessions on cutting-edge topics.

To commemorate the occasion, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) recorded a video message recognizing the role of oncology nurses in cancer care. Specifically, the senator noted her support of nursing education, research, and workforce issues that safeguard both healthcare providers—like nurses—and the patients for whom they care.

Real-life issues regarding treatment options, patient education, palliative care, hospice care, and often end-of-life discussions are daily conversations oncology nurses have with patients and caregivers. Senator Stabenow is a champion for access and affordable health for all Americans and understands the role of the nurse in the delivery of treatment and care.

“Our group is very passionate about this organization and mentoring other nurses and students about oncology nursing,” said chapter president Heather Lowry, RN, WHNP-BC, CBCN®. “In fact many on the conference planning committee have been involved in planning the conference for each of the 25 conferences we have had. I think that speaks to the success of our chapter. We have a group of passionate nurses who are dedicated to our profession. We strive to provide the nurses in our chapter with excellent educational events, resources, and mentorship to help promote professional satisfaction and quality care for our patients."

The chapter originally started 39 years ago as the Michigan Oncology Nurses Association and became an official ONS chapter 35 years ago in November 2014.

Pages


Menu