The Research Conference is about more than continuing nursing education. It's an opportunity to truly connect to other oncology nurse researchers and other cancer care professionals from across the United States and even from around the world. That nurse sitting next to you could be your future employer. The person in line behind you at Registration could end up becoming one of your closest friends and confidantes.
When you're in Los Angeles, take advantage of all of the networking opportunities available to you. Meet new people, ask questions, share ideas and information. Make the most of the experience. Here are some tips to make as many connections as possible while at the conference.
- Pack business cards with you so that it’s easy to share your contact information with new friends and colleagues.
- Visit the ONS Resource Area to learn more about ONS special interest groups (SIGs)—communities of members with similar interests or working in common practice settings. Check out the Advanced Nursing Research, Nurse Practitioner, and Clinical Nurse Specialist SIGs—they meet during the conference (11-11:45 am on February 12)
- Make the most of social networking—from Facebook, to Twitter, and more, it's a great way to connect to fellow attendees.