ONS Distinguished Awards

All awards, grants, and scholarships are tentative and subject to change based on funding availability.

Pearl Moore "Making a Difference" Award (EX06)


Award: A $2,000 award, one coach airfare to ONS annual Congress, one-day per diem for Congress, and a plaque.

Purpose: This award is named in honor of former ONS CEO Pearl Moore, a pioneer in oncology nursing. She joined ONS as a founding member in 1975, and became the organization's first executive director in 1983. The Pearl Moore "Making a Difference" award recognizes an emerging oncology nurse leader who has made a difference in the oncology nursing profession at the local or regional level.

Selection Criteria: To be eligible for the award, the nominee must be a current RN active member of ONS. The ONS Board of Directors will consider how the nominee:

  1. advances the profession of oncology nursing and quality cancer care at the local or regional level
  2. mentors nurses in the practice of oncology nursing
  3. demonstrates leadership at the local or regional level

NOMINATION PROCESS: The ONS Awards deadline has passed. Selected award recipients will be notified in January, 2013. The next awards cycle will commence in May, 2013. Thanks to all who participated in this year’s ONS awards program!