Getting involved in ONS at the national level is easier than you think. Please review these opportunities for involvement and find one that's a good fit for you. For more information on these or any other activities available through ONS, Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation, ONS Foundation, or ONS:Edge, call the numbers listed or visit the appropriate Web link.
ONS Reviewer Opportunity!
ONS is seeking member volunteers to serve as reviewers for the newly revised "ONS Seal of Approval" program. ONS developed its Seal of Approval program to assist healthcare professionals and consumers in selecting quality educational materials related to cancer care.
If selected, you will be responsible for reviewing short CNE and non-CNE programs, and providing feedback within a very quick turn-around time period. You will be given 10 days to review the course and provide feedback to us.
Programs and materials are evaluated on the quality of educational information presented, and for consistency with the mission, standards, and guidelines of ONS. You will be compensated for your time on these program reviews.
This review is for educational programs and materials related to cancer, cancer care, or nursing. Examples include:
- Educational seminars and conferences
- Electronic media, such as CDs, DVDs, podcasts, and educational Web sites
- Monographs and independent study modules
- Informational brochures intended for patient, consumer, or professional education.
If you are interested in this review opportunity, please complete the Seal of Approval volunteer application, and email it to email@example.com. Please include "Seal of Approval" in the subject line so we know you are applying to work on these reviews. Please include your name, credentials, institution, job title, and preferred email address. This is an ongoing project, and the number of reviews available will be based on demand.
Thank you for your consideration of this exciting project!
ONS Leadership Opportunities
We know you're busy, but we encourage you to make time to get involved with ONS. Participating in the Society will help you improve oncology nursing and patient care. Some take only a few hours, while others require a larger time commitment. You pick the ones that fit your schedule.
ONS Advisory Panels and Project Teams
Advisory panel members provide consultation to staff and assess priority oncology nursing issues and ways to address them in the areas of cancer care issues, professional issues, membership/leadership, publishing, and research.
Members interested working on organizational projects identified by the ONS Board or the staff should apply for a Project Team. Project teams will fall under the following areas: cancer care issues, professional issues, membership/leadership, and research.
Recruit ONS Members
Get involved in the ONS Member-Bring-A-Member Campaign (MBAM) and become eligible for valuable rewards including discounted or free education, tee shirts, etc.
The ONS Diversity Virtual Community is devoted to ONS' commitment to diversity as it relates oncology nurses, patients, workplaces, and the community. Please take the time to view all that it offers. You'll find meaningful information to convey how ONS is bound to fostering diversity throughout its leadership, membership, and programs. ONS recognizes the importance of diversity in all areas of the Society, and asks that you participate in helping us truly realize our vision.
Learn about the many ways that you can become an ONS Diversity Champion!
Call for CJON Reviewers
The CJON review board is composed of oncology nurses who enjoy reading and evaluating the work of their colleagues. Reviewers are sent manuscripts in their areas of expertise but may decline a request for a manuscript review because of scheduling constraints. Reviewers critique approximately four to six manuscripts per year and offer guidance to authors as they work toward publication in CJON.
Call for ONF Reviewers
Reviewers are needed for all topic areas and from all educational levels, especially those who are doctorally prepared. Experienced reviewers, members new to reviewing, and associate members with specific expertise are most welcome.
Help Improve Evidence-Based Practice: Get Involved in PEP
Do you want to help make evidence readily available to nurses in oncology practice? Do you want to easily stay up to date with all of the evidence in particular PEP topic areas or learn more about summarizing and critically appraising evidence? Become a PEP topic contributor or reviewer today. Contact us to learn more about how you can become involved today.
Honor a Colleague With an ONS Commemorative Resolution
ONS has many ways to recognize a professional colleague, including honorary ONS membership and the many awards for which members can nominate candidates each year. However, there is one other way to recognize colleagues: drafting and submitting a Commemorative Resolution recognizing an individual's achievements.
A Commemorative Resolution is a statement that recognizes significant past contributions at a national or international level of member(s), individual(s), or organization(s). These contributions should have made a significant change and/or contributed to the body of knowledge of oncology nursing or the field of cancer care. Commemorative resolutions are awarded at a memorable point in time (e.g., death, retirement, major achievement) of an individual or organization. These achievements may include but are not limited to
- Excellence in clinical practice, education, administration, or research through innovation, leadership, or publication
- Serving as a role model or enhancing the image of oncology nursing
- Legislation that affects oncology nursing practice or cancer care
- Advancement of the science of oncology nursing
- Community contribution.
Commemorative resolutions are approved by the Board and may be submitted throughout the year. Those honored by commemorative resolutions are announced at the annual business meeting at Congress.
Examples of those honored in the past include the American Cancer Society; National Cancer Institute; Virginia Barckley, a pioneer leader in oncology nursing; Susan Baird, the first editor of the Oncology Nursing Forum; Lisa Begg, founding ONS president; the original founding officers of ONS; Roberta Scofield, first Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation president; and Mary Mazzaway, for her commitment to compassionate care at the bedside while serving as a mentor in oncology nursing. Most recently, the ONS Board honored Trish Greene with a Commemorative Resolution in 1999 in recognition of her leadership in cancer nursing education and research and her efforts as a mentor and national leader in oncology nursing.
An instruction kit details the process of drafting and submitting the resolution. For a free copy of the Resolutions Information Kit, contact ONS Customer Service toll free at 866-254-4ONS (firstname.lastname@example.org).