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What are the course expectations?

To obtain continuing nursing education credits, the provider card, and the certificate of added qualification, course participants must

  • Successfully complete the post-test with a score of 80% or higher
  • Submit the course evaluation

It is important to adhere to all aspects of the ONS Educational Integrity statement as well.

Trish Greene Memorial Quality of Life Lectureship

Trish Greene Memorial Quality of Life Lectureship
2018 Award Recipient
Catherine S. Finlayson, PhD, RN, OCN®

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.


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 

Online Nominations are Closed 

The nomination cycle for the 2019 ONS Awards will open in the spring, with nominations due on September 30, 2018 at 5:00 pm EST. 


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 for complete details about the travel reimbursement policy.

View past recipients of the Trish Greene Memorial Quality of Life Lectureship. 

ONS Opposes US Senate Better Care Reconciliation Act

ONS Opposes U.S. Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act
Friday, June 23, 2017

Statement from ONS President Susan Schneider, PhD, RN, AOCN®, FAAN

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On June 22, 2017, the U.S. Senate released the Better Care Reconciliation Act, its version of the healthcare reform legislation that would replace the Affordable Care Act. In May, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA, H.R. 1628), which is that chamber’s version of the same bill.
Lack of insurance or inadequate healthcare coverage adversely affects health, and uninsured individuals are less likely to receive preventive care and more likely to receive inadequate or delayed treatment. Quality care requires safety, efficacy, timeliness, a patient-centered approach coordinated by a multidisciplinary team, and the integration of evidence-based practice to continuously improve care.
The Senate’s bill goes against the tenets of providing quality, accessible care to patients with cancer—a central focus to the Oncology Nursing Society's work. This proposed legislation would adversely affect the patients for whom we care, and we encourage our U.S. senators to vote against it.  
The proposed legislation in the U.S. Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act would:
  • Reinstate the annual and lifetime coverage caps, which impacts patients with cancer.
  • Eliminate the Prevention and Public Health Fund that provide screenings.
  • Reduce the Medicaid expansion efforts to the states for those most in need.
  • Limit essential health benefits to access for care and treatment.
This legislation will have a disproportionately negative impact on patients with cancer. ONS joins the nursing and cancer communities, along with more than 50 national nursing organizations, in opposing this legislation.
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