The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ellen Carr, RN, MSN, AOCN®, as editor of the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing (CJON), effective July 1, 2017. A previous CJON associate editor and current CJON consulting editor, Carr is also a clinical educator in the Multispecialty Clinic at the Moores Center UCSD Cancer Center in La Jolla, CA, supporting the clinic’s team of nurse case managers. In addition, she is enrolled at the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science at the University of San Diego, pursuing a PhD in nursing. She brings extensive experience in print and online media to the CJON editorship.
“I am honored to be named editor-elect of CJON, championing this essential, visionary journal,” Carr said. “I thank current CJON Editor Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, PhD, APRN, AOCNP®, FAAN, and previous CJON Editor Deborah K. Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN®, FAAN, who, along with all previous CJON editors, the CJON Editorial Board, and the ONS Publications Department, have established journalistic excellence lifting oncology nursing clinical practice. Rest assured, I relish the opportunity to contribute to CJON as it continues to influence evidence-based, innovative clinical oncology care.”
Throughout her 30-year career as an oncology nurse, Carr has authored and contributed to numerous publications, including articles in CJON, ONS News, as well as other prominent oncology nursing journals and textbooks. She brings a wealth of oncology expertise and clinical perspective to her new role. Her publications have included such topics as oncology nursing essentials, head and neck malignancies, and cannabis use among patients with cancer. She’s authored courses for oncology nurses, including Understanding Cancer, Cancer Treatment Modalities, and Cancer Nursing: A Solid Foundation for Practice. Carr is also a contributing author to ONS’s Oncology Nurse Navigator Core Competencies.
“CJON has had outstanding editors in its history and Ellen Carr will continue that tradition,” Brenda Nevidjon, MSN, RN, FAAN, ONS chief executive officer, said. “Her background as a journalist prior to becoming a nurse suits her well for this position. Having worked together many years ago on ONS News, I know personally the quality of her work and have seen her publishing expand through the years.”
CJON 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. CJON is a vehicle to promote the mission of ONS, which is to advance excellence in oncology nursing and quality cancer care. The CJON mission is twofold: to provide practical information necessary to care for patients and their families across the cancer continuum and to develop publication skills in oncology nurses.
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 www.ons.org