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With some unfinished legislative business such as appropriations bills to complete, Congress returned to Washington, DC, for a special work period between the election and the 2015 session in January. ONS is using this opportunity to raise awareness for cancer research funding on Capitol Hill.
Nurses are in high demand. Since 2000, the nursing profession has grown so steadily that it’s outpaced the growth of the U.S. population. Over the past decade, 500,000 new RNs joined the ranks, an increase of 24%.
When you apply for a job, you can expect poten­tial man­agers to take your online pres­ence into con­sid­er­a­tion. Employ­ers are wary of appli­cants who can­not be found on the Inter­net (What do you have to hide?), so not shar­ing any infor­ma­tion can be just as bad as appear­ing unprofessional.
When you apply for a job, you can expect poten­tial man­agers to take your online pres­ence into con­sid­er­a­tion. Employ­ers are wary of appli­cants who can­not be found on the Inter­net (What do you have to hide?), so not shar­ing any infor­ma­tion can be just as bad as appear­ing unprofessional.
I vol­un­teered! The biggest impact I made was becom­ing a vol­un­teer chair­per­son for the Amer­i­can Can­cer Society’s Can­cer Pre­ven­tion Study-​​3 (CPS-​​3) onsite enroll­ment in July 2010. Our goal was to lead a task force of 40–50 com­mu­nity folks and recruit and spread the word about CPS-​​3 and enrolling in the study dur­ing a five-​​day enroll­ment period.
Once you have envi­sioned a per­sonal brand that you’d like to cre­ate, fund it with an ONS Foun­da­tion schol­ar­ship. Designed to sup­port oncol­ogy nurs­ing to improve the lives of peo­ple with or at risk for can­cer, the ONS Foun­da­tion has pro­vided more than $22 mil­lion in oncol­ogy nurs­ing awards, grants, schol­ar­ships, and edu­ca­tional initiatives.
ONS offers career resources in a vari­ety of for­mats from an online cen­ter, to print pub­li­ca­tions, to a blog. Check out the fol­low­ing career resources when devel­op­ing your brand, search­ing for the next oppor­tu­nity, and learn­ing more about future goals.
Stamp your brand next to your name and pin it on your lapel by earn­ing a cer­ti­fi­ca­tion in your spe­cialty and/​or sub­spe­cialty. Through the Oncol­ogy Nurs­ing Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion Cor­po­ra­tion (ONCC), you can become cer­ti­fied in any of the following.
I attended the University of North Carolina Nursing School and was fortunate to have a rotation on the University of North Carolina Hospital oncology unit.
Certification can offer rewards for oncology nurses and their workplaces alike. In some instances, certified nurses receive financial incentives in the form of salary differentials or bonuses.

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