WASHINGTON, DC—July, 18, 2018—The American Academy of Nursing (AAN) announced its class of 2018 Academy fellows on June 28, 2018. Sixteen ONS members were included among the highly distinguished nurse leaders who join the ranks of Academy fellows to be celebrated at AAN’s annual policy conference held in Washington, DC, from November 1–3, 2018. 
AAN fellows consist of more than 2,500 nurses who have distinguished themselves in areas of education, research, practice, or management. As health leaders, their goal is to enhance the quality of health and nursing, promote healthy aging and human development, and reduce health disparities and inequalities, among many other efforts to improve the health care of patients. 
The 16 ONS members selected among the 2018 AAN fellows represent oncology nurses from the United States, Taiwan, and Canada, including 12 different states and encompassing a number of oncology specialties. ONS members include
  • Anne-Marie Barron, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC
  • Lisa Carter-Harris, PhD, APRN, ANP-C
  • Margaret F. Clayton, PhD, APRN
  • Tracy Karen Gosselin, PhD, RN, AOCN®, NEA-BC
  • Mary Catherine Hooke, PhD, APRN, PCNS-BC, CPON®
  • Doris Howell, PhD, RN
  • Chao Hsing Yeh, PhD
  • Sui-Whi Jane, PhD, RN
  • Robin M. Lally, PhD, MS, BA, RN, AOCN®
  • Rebecca H. Lehto, PhD, RN
  • Polly Mazanec, PhD, ACNP-BC, AOCN®, ACHPN, FPCN
  • Mary S. McCabe, MA, BS
  • Scarlott K. Mueller, MPH, RN 
  • Cheryl Christine Rodgers, PhD, RN, CPNP
  • Lixin Song, PhD
  • Canhua Xiao, PhD, RN
The number of ONS members selected for the AAN fellowship designation more than doubles previous year totals. The designees have been recognized for their significant contributions to health care and the nursing profession. To be considered, at least two current Academy fellows are required to sponsor the applicants, and selection is made by committee. In part, the decision was made by examining the candidates’ impact on health care, health policy, and the overall well-being of all.
Gosselin, chief nursing and patient care services officer at Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC, has worked closely with ONS on many projects. She’s a current ONS Foundation Trustee and formerly served on the ONS Board of Directors. Gosselin noted the tremendous impact of her ONS peers, colleagues, and coworkers in her career. “Over the past 25 years, my experiences have synergistically built on diverse opportunities in administration, education, practice, and research,” Gosselin said. “When I think about this honor, I am humbled as I’ve had the opportunity in my career to have wonderful mentors, partners, and collaborators.”
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