Our Work to Define the Elusive Optimal Staffing Levels
A question often posed to the ONS clinical inquiries inbox is what ONS recommends for staffing in inpatient cancer units or chemotherapy treatment centers. This question is asked by members, nonmembers, and non-nurse practice administrators. Our colleagues at the Association of Community Cancer Centers also see their members raise this topic, and it’s not unique to oncology nursing.
Why We Need to Look Back to Move Forward
As I start this amazing adventure as your new ONS president, I can’t help but pause and reflect on how I got here.
Those of you who know me say that I am an organized, motivated, dedicated oncology nurse who is proud to be involved in ONS. What I’ve never had was a specific five-year plan. Instead, I’ve had role models: individuals who inspired me, recognized my potential, and often channeled my energy in the right direction.
ONS President-Elect Presents to Senate Members on Nursing Workforce
Be the Change You Want to See in Cancer Care
CHANGE has been a theme throughout my presidency. Think about it. The ONS staff leadership changed, bringing on the third chief executive officer in 40 years. The ONS Board of Directors changed the ONS mission, vision, and core values; developed a strategic plan that aligns with the revisions; and created bylaw changes for members’ vote.
Maximize Your ONS Experience by Making Your Membership Work for You
Do you know that more than 1,000 of your colleagues and more than 100 ONS staff work for you year-round? You probably know about the volunteer boards who govern ONS, ONS Foundation, and the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation. Add to them the members who volunteer to oversee the content planning for the annual Congress, review award and grant submissions, develop test questions for certification exams, and serve as advisors to various departments. And you also probably know your chapter leadership, and you may know a special interest group (SIG) coordinator or two.