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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
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 

Important Notice About the 2019 Awards Nomination Deadline

ONS uses an external, vendor-supported online program for award nomination applications. The nominations will close at exactly 5:00 pm EST on September 30th.

Any open or incomplete applications will not be accepted after this time. There will not be any deadline extensions to be fair to all nominees without prior authorization from the ONS Awards Advisory Panel and the ONS Board of Directors. If you have any questions, please call (412) 859-6403, or email:

To Apply Online
1. Please read the "How To" instructions before accessing the online nomination. 
2. Register by creating a username and password on the Closerware Grantmaker 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 for complete details about the travel reimbursement policy.

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

Oncology Nurse Navigators Play Crucial Role in Patient Outcomes

Oncology Nurse Navigators Play Crucial Role in Patient Outcomes
Monday, May 7, 2018

ONS releases a new position statement on the role of oncology nurse navigators throughout the cancer trajectory.

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(May 7, 2018)—From diagnosis through treatment and into survivorship, the cancer journey is extremely complex for patients. According to the Oncology Nursing Society’s (ONS’s) new position statement, “Role of the Oncology Nurse Navigator Throughout the Cancer Trajectory,” oncology nurse navigators (ONNs) are crucial to the successful outcomes of patients with cancer. Through clinical expertise, care coordination skills, and leadership abilities, ONNs are able to guide their patients during the cancer trajectory. 

Healthcare institutions are also embracing ONNs because of their abilities to reduce costs through lowered rates of emergency department visits, fewer patient readmissions, and decreased migration for newly diagnosed patients. ONNs aim to lower cancer morbidity and mortality by reducing barriers and improving access to necessary cancer care interventions. Through the work of ONNs, patients are connected to financial assistance resources, psychological specialists, and other integral healthcare professionals who simplify issues related to communication and the healthcare delivery system.
“Cancer care is complex, requiring multiple decisions and continued transitions of care,” ONS President Susan Schneider, PhD, RN, AOCN®, ACNS-BC, FAAN, said. “Patients are often overwhelmed by the process, leading to fragmented care. Oncology nurse navigators have the clinical expertise needed to assist individuals and overcome barriers to care. Throughout the cancer continuum, they provide education and support, as well as facilitate decision making so patients have timely access to quality care resources.”  
According to the new position statement, ONNs are uniquely able to tailor their roles to meet the specific needs of patients and caregivers. They provide holistic assessments, general and specific education, and decision-making support at critical times in the cancer trajectory. To maintain excellence and provide the highest level of care for patients, ONS has provided ONNs with detailed core competencies for practice.  
“Data continue to emerge that validates the benefits of navigation to patients and to institutions,” Barbara Lubjeko, MS, RN, oncology clinical specialist at ONS, said. “As such, ONNs—no matter the setting—should practice in accordance with ONS’s Oncology Nurse Navigator Core Competencies in coordination of care, communication, education, and their professional role.”
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
Media Contact: Aaron Borchert