ONS President Appointed to The Joint Commission’s Nursing Advisory Council
ONS News; 03/07/2014
The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) is proud to announce that ONS President Mary Gullatte, PhD, RN, ANP, BC, AOCN®, FAAN, has been appointed to The Joint Commission (TJC) Nursing Advisory Council for a 2014–2016 term. Gullatte was selected for this prestigious post because of her excellent reputation, thought leadership, and commitment to nursing.
ONS Websites Will Not Be Compatible With Internet Explorer 8, as Microsoft Ends Support in April
ONS News; 03/05/2014
Beginning April 8, 2014, Microsoft is ending support for Internet Explorer 8 (IE8), an older version of its popular web browser, as part of a larger effort to phase out its older Microsoft XP operating system. This means Microsoft will no longer develop security patches or other upgrades for IE8.
Oncology Nursing Society Well-Represented at Upcoming Health Information Technology Conferences
ONS News; 02/20/2014
Use of electronic health records (EHR) increases accuracy in medical record keeping, saves storage space, and improves overall efficiency of patient care delivery. The Oncology Nursing Society’s (ONS’s) executive director of professional practice and programs, Elizabeth Wertz Evans, PhD, RN, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, CPHQ, FACMPE, represents ONS as a member of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s (HIMSS’s) Nursing Informatics Committee. The committee provides the nursing voice in leadership and guidance to HIMSS initiatives.
Oncology Nursing Society Applauds CVS/pharmacy for Tobacco Products Decision
ONS News; 02/11/2014
Last week, CVS/pharmacy took a bold step announcing a plan to remove tobacco products from its stores. It is an obvious choice for public health and simultaneously a hard decision in the face of corporate profits. But with this initiative, CVS is ushering in a new dynamic that has the potential to transform the health of the nation.
ONS Selects Korn/Ferry International to Lead the Search for the Next Chief Executive Officer
ONS News; 01/28/2014
The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) is pleased to announce that it has retained Korn/Ferry International to conduct the search for a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Current CEO Paula Rieger, RN, MSN, CAE, FAAN, has announced her retirement and will be transitioning this year when a new CEO is in place.
ONS Book Takes Top Honor as Book of the Year
ONS News; 01/14/2014
The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) is pleased to announce that In the Shadows: How to Help Your Seriously Ill Adult Child won first place in the prestigious 2013 American Journal of Nursing (AJN) Book of the Year Award in the consumer health category.
ONS’s Patient and Survivor Information Will Now Be Integrated on ONS and ONS Connect Websites
ONS News; 01/13/2014
In an effort to better align ONS’s patient and survivorship information with its core audience—oncology nurses and other healthcare providers who care for patients with cancer—patient and survivor content will now be integrated within the ONS and ONS Connect websites.
Oncology Nurse Navigator Core Competencies Provide Ultimate Standardization and Definition of the Role
ONS News; 11/15/2013
The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) has released Oncology Nurse Navigator Core Competencies, a compilation of 40 competencies divided into four categories – education, professionalism, coordination of care, and communication. Also included is an oncology nurse navigator practice framework and a clear definition of what an oncology nurse navigator does.
ONS Enhances National Conferences Format to Deliver One Power-Packed Event
ONS News; 11/11/2013
The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) announced a change in its future conference offerings at its Connections: Advancing Care Through Science conference. Beginning in 2014, Connections: Advancing Care Through Science and the annual ONS Congress will be consolidated into one national meeting. In 2014 and 2015, ONS will evolve the current Congress format to incorporate programs that serve all of our members, novice to expert oncology nurses in general and advanced specialty practice, management, education, and research.
Paula Rieger to Retire as CEO of ONS
ONS News; 10/28/2013
The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) announces that Paula Rieger, RN, MSN, CAE, FAAN, will retire as ONS’s chief executive officer (CEO) effective May 16, 2014. It was a personal decision to step away from full-time employment to spend more time with her family.