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Excellence in Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Award

Excellence in Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Award
2017 Award Recipient
None Awarded
Purpose 

To recognize and support excellence in nurses engaged in cancer prevention and early detection

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 at least two years of oncology nursing experience
  • Be a recognized expert in the field of cancer prevention and early detection (i.e., through publications, presentations, research, and peer review)
  • Demonstrate a significant contribution to one or more of the following related to cancer prevention and early detection: professional/patient education, clinical practice, and/or nursing research
  • Serve as a role model for other nurses.
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.

Scoring Criteria 
ONS involvement: Participation should include involvement at the local or national level.
  • Includes membership on committees, holding office, or task force participation.
  • Recognized expert in the field of cancer prevention and early detection, contributing to the development of cancer prevention and early detection.
  • Includes articles in newsletters, journals, reports, video, multimedia, computer assisted instruction, chapters in books (do not include research here, include research in last criteria point)
Significant contribution to the following areas.
  • Professional/patient education related to cancer prevention and early detection
  • Presentations
  • Examples in letters of role modeling
  • Specific educational interventions
  • Program development
  • Support groups
  • Adjunct faculty to preceptor for students
  • Community outreach
Clinical practice related to cancer prevention and early detection.
  • Theoretical concepts used
  • Nursing process used
  • Professional development of self and others
  • Multidisciplinary collaboration
  • Quality assurance
  • Ethical decision-making used
  • Reviews/applies nursing research
  • Cancer prevention and early detection research 
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.
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
2017 Award Recipient
Phyllis A. DeAntonio, RN, MSN, FAAMA
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.

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

Mary Nowotny Excellence in Cancer Nursing Education Award

Mary Nowotny Excellence in Cancer Nursing Education Award
2017 Award Recipient
Barbara Van de Castle, DNP, ACNS-BC, OCN®
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.

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

Excellence in Writing Award for Quantitative Nursing Research

Excellence in Writing Award for Quantitative Nursing Research
2017 Award Recipient
Amy P. Callahan, DNP, RN, AOCNS®
Purpose 

To recognize and reward excellence in quantitative nursing research publication. The award is granted for the product of scientific inquiry.

Award 

A $1,000 award and a certificate presented to and accepted by the first author on behalf of the writing or research team. These papers will be acknowledged at the ONS Annual Congress in the compendium of awards, honors, and other special recognitions produced and distributed annually by ONS.

Eligibility Criteria 
A published article is eligible for this award if
  • The research was conducted in the quantitative paradigm of inquiry.
  • The methodology comprises a logical positivist/reductionist design including, but not limited to, experimental, quasi-experimental, correlational, or descriptive, as well as appropriate statistical analyses.
Mixed-method designs are eligible in this category only if the dominant method of data collection and analysis is quantitative.
Application Materials 

ONS does not accept nominations or applications for the Excellence in Writing Award for Quantitative Nursing Research. All published articles that meet the selection criteria will be considered automatically.

Scoring Criteria 
  • Authors pose and answer an important, timely question that is directly connected to a body of scientific and theoretical literature that relates directly to oncology nursing practice.
  • Article makes a significant contribution to the empirical literature.
  • Authors demonstrate exemplary reasoning in the inclusion and articulation of a conceptual model or theoretical premises from background through conclusions.
  • The article is exemplary in its articulation of findings from previous studies with hypotheses, current findings, and discussion.
  • Tables and figures are superior in their clarity, simplicity, and reporting of statistical information.
  • Overall, the article is an exemplar of quantitative nursing research and suggests ways to translate findings to clinical practice in cancer care.

Excellence in Writing Award for Qualitative Nursing Research

Excellence in Writing Award for Qualitative Nursing Research
2017 Award Recipient
Lauren Matheson, PhD, MSc, BSc
Purpose 

To recognize and reward excellence in nursing research publication in a naturalistic paradigm of inquiry. This award is given for the product of scientific inquiry.

Award 

A $1,000 award and a certificate presented to and accepted by the first author on behalf of the writing or research team. These papers will be acknowledged at the ONS Annual Congress in the compendium of awards, honors, and other special recognitions produced and distributed annually by ONS.

Eligibility Criteria 
A published article is eligible for this award if
  • The research was conducted in the qualitative paradigm of inquiry.
  • The methodology comprises a naturalistic design including, but not limited to, grounded theory, ethnography, phenomenology, narrative analysis, discourse analysis, historical, philosophical inquiry, or critical social theory, and employs qualitative approaches to data collection and analysis.
Mixed-method designs are eligible in this category only if the dominant method of data collection and analysis is qualitative.
Application Materials 

ONS does not accept nominations or applications for the Excellence in Writing Award for Qualitative Nursing Research. All published articles that meet the selection criteria will be considered automatically.

Scoring Criteria 
  • Authors answer innovative and important questions in cancer care that are grounded in the participant experiences.
  • Article makes a significant contribution to the theoretical literature.
  • Authors demonstrate exemplary adherence to the qualitative methodology selected and the highest scientific rigor.
  • The article shows exemplary inductive reasoning in the articulation of the findings with theoretical claims and with other empirical and theoretical works.
  • Figures and tables are superior in their clarity, simplicity, coherence of the presentation of emerging theoretical constructs.
  • Overall, the article is an exemplar of qualitative nursing research and suggests ways to translate findings to clinical practice in cancer care.

ONS Announces Winner of Distinguished Award for Contribution to Nursing Literature

ONS Announces Winner of Distinguished Award for Contribution to Nursing Literature
Thursday, March 26, 2015

Christopher R. Friese, PhD, RN, AOCN®, FAAN, is the 2015 recipient of the Rose Mary Carroll-Johnson Distinguished Award for Consistent Contribution to the Nursing Literature. Friese's work has been praised for its interdisciplinary nature and appears across diverse scientific journals., He is an assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing in Ann Arbor.

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Christopher R. Friese, PhD, RN, AOCN®, FAAN, of Ann Arbor, MI, is the recipient of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) 2015 Rose Mary Carroll-Johnson Distinguished Award for Consistent Contribution to the Nursing Literature. This award recognizes the impact that he has made on the oncology nursing profession through his high-quality research publications, his dissemination of findings for policymakers and practitioners, and his efforts to support the professional development of colleagues. He will be honored for the award at the opening ceremony of the ONS 40th Annual Congress in Orlando, FL, on April 23, 2015.
 
Friese is an assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing in Ann Arbor. Since he began his career in 1997, he has conducted research to measure and improve the quality and safety of cancer care delivery. His 51 peer-reviewed manuscripts have been published in the Oncology Nursing Forum, Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, BMJ Quality and Safety, Cancer, Cancer Nursing, Health Services Research, and Medical Care. A hallmark of his publications is their interdisciplinary nature, from his co-authors and collaborators to the diverse scientific journals in which he has been published.
 
“Receiving this award from ONS means a great deal to me and my research collaborators,” said Friese. “I am glad that my publications that examine quality of cancer nursing care are valued by my fellow oncology nurses. I am especially grateful to participants in our research studies, who make our publications possible.”
 
Friese received his bachelor of science in nursing degree and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing in Philadelphia. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Dana-Farber Cancer Center and Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, MA. He is an active member of the Ann Arbor and Metro Detroit Chapters of ONS, the ONS Research Special Interest Group, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and he is also a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. He currently directs the DEFENS Study, a four-year, $2.3-million study to understand and improve the safety of chemotherapy administration. In addition to his appointment in the School of Nursing, Friese is a core member of both the Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation at the University of Michigan.
 
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.

Rose Mary Carroll-Johnson Distinguished Award for Consistent Contribution to Nursing Literature

Rose Mary Carroll-Johnson Distinguished Award for Consistent Contribution to Nursing Literature
2017 Award Recipient
Martha Polovich, PhD, RN, AOCN®
Purpose 

To recognize an individual who has made consistent and significant contributions to oncology nursing literature. Nominees for this award will be oncology nurses who have had an impact on the profession, specifically by using the written word to share research findings, describe content basic to the care of patients with cancer, and support the professional development of colleagues.

Award 

A $2,000 award, a plaque, round-trip airfare to the ONS Annual Congress, and a one-day per diem for Congress

Eligibility Criteria 
The nominee must be an active ONS member who has been nominated by an ONS member. In addition, the nominee must be an RN who
  • Has at least five years of experience in oncology nursing and five years of membership in ONS.
  • Demonstrates longevity and consistency of oncology-related professional communication (i.e., an established pattern of regular publication in a variety of forums: cross-section of peer-reviewed journals, books, monographs, ONS publications).
  • Demonstrates evidence of breadth of professional writing (i.e., variety of topics; variety of types of writing: journal-length, book chapters, editorials, letters to the editor, book reviews).
  • Demonstrates appropriate depth of written material (i.e., quality of material, appropriateness to audience, comprehensiveness of coverage).
  • Demonstrates evidence of mentorship for colleagues engaged in writing professional materials (i.e., formal teaching activity, membership on theses/dissertation committees, coauthorship on published materials, editorial activity on oncology-related books/materials or professional nursing journals).
  • Writes materials that are used and cited by other authors.
Please note that the Rose Mary Carroll-Johnson Distinguished Award for Consistent Contribution to Nursing Literature is the only ONS publishing award judged from nominations.
Application Materials 
The following materials are required.
  • Nominee's personal statement
  • Nomination narrative statement
  • One (1) letter of support
  • The nominee's curriculum vitae
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.

Commendation for Outstanding Achievement by a New Nurse Author of a CJON Column or ONF Expanded Feature

Commendation for Outstanding Achievement by a New Nurse Author of a CJON Column or ONF Expanded Feature
2017 Award Recipient
Samantha DePadova, MSN, RN, NP-C, OCN®
Purpose 

To recognize and reward a new nurse author for excellence in the authorship of material that contributes to the oncology nursing literature as a CJON column or an expanded ONF feature. The number of commendations may vary from year to year. 

Award 

A certificate presented to and accepted by the first author on behalf of the writing or research team. These papers will be acknowledged at the ONS Annual Congress in the compendium of awards, honors, and other special recognitions produced and distributed annually by ONS.

Eligibility Criteria 
A published column/feature is eligible for commendation if it
  • As its first author, has a nurse who has never published in a peer-reviewed journal before. This criterion will be confirmed by a literature search.
  • Is nominated by the editors in collaboration with associate editors as appropriate.
  • Achieves an average combined score exceeding 16 on the judging criteria.
  • A judge panel will review the entire list of eligible articles and determine which articles will receive a commendation.  Articles under consideration for other writing awards may be considered.
Application Materials 

ONS does not accept nominations or applications for the Commendation for Outstanding Achievement by a New Nurse Author of a CJON Column or ONF Expanded Feature. All published articles that meet the selection criteria will be considered automatically.

Scoring Criteria 
  • The topic is relevant to oncology nursing practice.
  • The column/feature presents information that can positively influence patient care or enhance oncology clinical nursing practice.
  • The subject is original and timely and presents state-of-the-art evidence-based information.
  • The article is clearly written and flows well; it creatively and appropriately includes tables, figures, illustrations, and photographs.

Commendation for Outstanding Achievement for Oncology Nursing Education or Patient/Family Education

Commendation for Outstanding Achievement for Oncology Nursing Education or Patient/Family Education
2017 Award Recipient
Sarah Lindsey, DNP, AOCNS®
Purpose 

To recognize and reward excellence in the written description of a patient education development activity or an innovation in delivery of professional nursing education, either in the context of an academic program, continuing nursing education, or staff development. Content may be presented in the context of a research report, clinical article, or expanded feature in ONF or CJON. The number of commendations may vary from year to year.

Award 

A certificate presented to and accepted by the first author on behalf of the writing or research team. These papers will be acknowledged at the ONS Annual Congress in the compendium of awards, honors, and other special recognitions produced and distributed annually by ONS.

Eligibility Criteria 
A published article or extended feature presentation is eligible for commendation if it
  • As its primary focus, has a description of an educational intervention for patients/families or an approach to education of the professional nurse (academic or staff development)
  • Is selected by the editor of ONF or CJON based on subject matter and exemplary presentation
  • Has a nurse as the first author
  • Achieves a combined average score exceeding 20 on the scoring criteria.
Application Materials 

ONS does not accept nominations or applications for the Commendation for Outstanding Achievement for Oncology Nursing Education or Patient/Family Education. All published articles that meet the selection criteria will be considered automatically.

Scoring Criteria 
  • The authors identify a new approach/intervention/method for education of patients/family or professional nurses or scientifically validate an existing approach/intervention/method.
  • The article identifies and incorporates relevant educational ideas or theories.
  • The article addresses a range of concerns regarding educational endeavors including needs for the program, development, evaluation of impact, and offers ideas for future research/development as appropriate.
  • The article is written clearly and descriptive enough for replication of the teaching strategies/program or delivery of information.
  • The content is adaptable to a wide variety of clinical or academic situations as appropriate.

Trish Greene Memorial Quality of Life Lectureship

Trish Greene Memorial Quality of Life Lectureship
2017 Award Recipient
Barbara Anne Biedrzycki, PhD, CRNP, AOCNP®
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
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 
  1. Read the submission instructions.
  2. Register by creating a username and password on the awards site.
  3. Access the online nomination.
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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