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State of the Union Address Has Implications for Oncology Nurses

State of the Union Address Has Implications for Oncology Nurses
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

President Obama's State of the Union address touched upon several issues affecting oncology nurses, including the need for affordable healthcare coverage, federal investment in biomedical research and development, and educational opportunities for higher education and graduate degrees.

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Like many Americans, ONS members watched the State of the Union address to seek insight on national issues that affect us. With the economy, health care, and education topping the list of the President's concerns, oncology nurses have many opportunities to provide their expertise.

On January 8, 1790, President George Washington delivered the first speech to a Joint Session of Congress that was later to be called the State of the Union. We still celebrate this rich, historic event as President Barack Obama continues a 225-year tradition mandated by the U.S. Constitution.

Using the State of the Union to update members of Congress and discuss his legislative priorities for the upcoming legislative session, President Obama emphasized programs that he hopes will benefit the middle class. Issues he mentioned that place nurses are at the forefront of the discussion are

  • The need for all to have affordable healthcare coverage;
  • Continued federal investment in biomedical research and development
  • Educational opportunities for higher education and graduate degrees.

Other priorities include

  • New executive action that will help more Americans purchase a home
  • New steps to help more Americans access #BetterBroadband
  • A new proposal to make two years of community college free for students
  • Extending sick leave to working families
  • Tripling the Child Care Tax Credit
  • Granting college students up to $2,500 in aid
  • Expanding employer retirement funds for workers. 

The U.S. Congress will review and debate this agenda and may authorize legislation around these issues in the coming months. President Obama assured Congress that he will work with them to advance their mutual goal of buildinga stronger America. He insted that a new dynamic is in place, and that Americans are demanding full cooperation through bipartisanship, 

Read the full State of the Union address.

ONS will continue to advocate for issues important to our members. Learn more about our legislative and regulatory agenda items

ONS Appoints New Editor of CJON

ONS Appoints New Editor of Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
Monday, November 3, 2014

ONS will welcome Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, PhD, APRN, BC, AOCNP®, as the new editor of the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing (CJON) in June 2015. Sheldon is an oncology nurse practitioner and assistant professor who served as a former associate editor for CJON. 

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Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, PhD, APRN, BC AOCNP
The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) is pleased to announce that Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, PhD, APRN, BC, AOCNP®, has accepted the role of editor of the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing (CJON) effective June 1, 2015. She will serve as editor elect under current editor Deborah K. Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN®, FAAN, starting in January. Sheldon is an assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts-Boston and an oncology nurse practitioner in the Cancer Center at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua, NH. Her program of research has focused on communication and psychosocial concerns of people living after a diagnosis of cancer. She served as a past associate editor for CJON.
 
“It has been my pleasure to be involved with CJON for almost 10 years as an author, peer reviewer, writing mentor, and an associate editor,” said Sheldon. “Throughout my career, I have witnessed the impact of oncology nursing practice on the outcomes of people living after a diagnosis of cancer. I am honored to follow Deb Mayer as editor and continue the important mission of CJON, delivering the information oncology nurses need to deliver the best patient care.”
 
“We’re very pleased to welcome Lisa to the ONS publishing team as the new editor of CJON,” said Brenda Nevidjon, RN, MSN, FAAN, chief executive officer of ONS. “Her distinguished background and qualifications will provide a seamless transition over the next few months. Our sincere thanks go to Deb Mayer for her remarkable leadership and development of CJON as a premier journal over the past eight years.” 
 
CJON, published bimonthly, is an official publication of ONS and is directed to the practicing nurse specializing in the care of patients with an actual or potential diagnosis of cancer.
 

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