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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.

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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. 

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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.  

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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. 
 

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.

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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

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.

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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.
 

 

ONS Member Promoted to Major General in U.S. Army Reserve

ONS Member Promoted to Major General in U.S. Army Reserve
Thursday, March 5, 2015

ONS member Margaret C. Wilmoth, PhD, MSS, RN, FAAN, has been promoted to Major General in the United States Army Reserve. Her outstanding military career spans more than 30 years in the armed forces.

 

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Margaret C. Wilmoth, PhD, MSS, RN, FAAN, was recently promoted to the rank of Major General in the United States Army Reserve. She is only the third nurse in the 106-year history of the Army Reserve to be promoted to Major General and the first nurse from the Army Reserve to serve as Deputy Surgeon General for Mobilization, Readiness and Army Reserve Affairs in the Office of the Surgeon General.
 
General Wilmoth has spent more than 30 years in the armed services. She was promoted to Brigadier General in 2005 with assignment as the Commanding General of the 332nd Medical Brigade, making her the first nurse and first woman to command a medical brigade as a general officer. She also served on the Army Reserve Force Policy Committee from 2005–2008 as the first nurse in its history. This committee is a congressionally-mandated committee that advises the Secretary of the Army on mobilization, readiness, and other issues concerning the reserve components and the Army.
 
Most recently in her concurrent civilian career, General Wilmoth served as the first Dean of the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions at Georgia State University. Prior to this position, she was a Professor in the School of Nursing, College of Health and Human Services at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. 
 
General Wilmoth is a member of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) and past coordinator of the ONS Advanced Nursing Research SIG. She is currently Co-Chair of the American Academy of Nursing’s Military/Veterans Expert Panel and currently serves on the HRSA National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice, and the Georgia Nurse Leaders Coalition, the Georgia Action Coalition on the Future of Nursing. General Wilmoth is also a former Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow, having served her fellowship in 2009–2010 with then Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). 
 

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