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Excellence in Patient/Public Education Award

Excellence in Patient/Public Education Award
2015 Award Recipient
Marsha J. Komandt, RN, BSN, OCN®
Purpose 

To recognize and support excellence in patient and public education 

Award 

A $250 award, a plaque, and travel reimbursement to attend the opening ceremonies at the ONS Annual Congress

Eligibility Criteria 
Nominees for this award will be oncology nurses who are involved in offering creative public or patient education. The nominee must be an active ONS member who has been nominated by an ONS member. In addition, he or she should
  • Be a registered professional nurse
  • Have a minimum of two years experience in oncology nursing.
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 teaches patients or community groups in manner consistent with the ONS Standards of Oncology Education: Patient/Family and Public.
  • Candidate identifies needs for education in patients, families, or communities and plans innovative programs to meet those identified needs.
  • Programs have clearly stated objectives.
  • Content of program(s) is relevant to population served.
  • Creative strategies and presentation techniques are used in implementing program.
  • Program evaluation methods are appropriate.
  • Candidate serves as a role model for other nurses.
  • Candidate creates a network to sustain health-promoting behaviors.
  • Candidate establishes positive teacher-learner relationships. 
Submit Your Nomination 

Submit your nomination via our online system.

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.

Nurse Educators Needed for Public Comment

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Nurse Educators Needed for Public Comment
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Nurse Educators Needed for Public Comment
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ONS is reviewing and revising the fourth edition of the Standards of Oncology Nursing Education: Generalist and Advanced Practice Levels. If you are a nurse educator working in generalist or advanced practice levels, please comment on the initial draft by midnight (EST) on July 15, 2015.

ONS Cookbook

SKU:
INPU0232F
Title:
ONS Cookbook
Status:
Active

I Have Cancer. Now What?

SKU:
INPU0232C
Title:
I Have Cancer - Now What?
Status:
Active

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