WELCOME TO THE COLUMBUS CHAPTER ONCOLOGY NURSING SOCIETY


Serving Columbus, Ohio and the surrounding area for 30 years.

 

CCONS JUNE SUMMER SOCIAL


Join us at our first summer social event. CCONS invites you to happy hour; come join the fun!
 
Where: 
Level Dining Lounge
700 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
 
When:
Friday the 13th!!! (June)
6pm-8pm
 
Go to our calendar page to see the flyer.

CCONS 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION


AT ONS CONGRESS 2014...


CCONS WON THE EXTRA-LARGE CHAPTER VOTING AWARD!!!

 

CCONS: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE


  THE PAST…          
In 1981, Ruth Bope Dangel, Carolyn Battles and Beverly Nicholson met at Ruth’s home to discuss the possibility of forming a group of oncology nurses.
In February of 1982, an organizational meeting was held at the Columbus Cancer Clinic on Thomas Lane and the petition for a charter was made.
In March of 1982, CCONS held its first program.
 
 
     CCONS HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS
 
1983 Published the first newsletter: ONCO (Oncology Nurses of Central Ohio)
1984 Submitted application to become an official ONS Chapter
1985 Established scholarship fund and nursing outreach program to provide education to rural hospitals in Ohio
1990 Held first annual all-day spring conference, “Nursing in the Nineties, From Surviving to Thriving”
1993 Received Newsletter Award (Best Design)
1993 Received Cetus Chapter Excellence Award
1993 First Outreach Ohio Mentorship Day
1995 Received ONS Public Education Grant
2000 Received ONS grant for: Improving End of Life Care at the Community Level
2001-2003 Received ONS Lung Cancer Education Grant
2004 Chapter Excellence Award
2005 Received the Chapter Newsletter Award for medium chapter
2006-Initiation of the Annual Breast Health Fashion Show
2008 Certificate of Recognition to CCONS “Keeping the Chapter Leadership Sailing Smoothly Towards the ONS Mothership” (Outreach Ohio Funding)
2009 Outstanding Chapter Recruitment and Retention Award to CCONS Membership Committee
2011 Received ONS Chapter Excellence Award
2011 Received the (LifeCare Alliance) Columbus Cancer Clinic Home Care Services Spirit  Award
2012 Pearl Moore Making a Difference Team Achievement Award presented to Community Outreach Committee/ ONS (37th Annual Congress)
2012 ONS Newsletter Award for Large Chapter
2013 Received ONS/Lilly grant for Outreach Ohio conference 
2014 Voting Award for an Extra-large Chapter
 
   THE PRESENT….
The Columbus Chapter is celebrating 30 years of a history rich in leadership, mentorship and education.  We have blossomed from the vision of 12 extraordinary women into a chapter, of amazing oncology nurses who advocate for our patients, our colleagues and our chapter.  With patients at the very core of our being, we continue to grow and develop to be the best we can be.
 
                      THE FUTURE… ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES!                      

 


Upcoming events


Thursday 10/9/14 at 5:30PM EDT
Breast Cancer


Thursday 11/13/14 at 5:30PM EST
Symptom Management
Presented by Lisa Smith MS, RN, AOCN, CNS

2014 ONS FALL CONFERENCE IN COLUMBUS


COLUMBUS SELECTED TO HOST AN ONS NATIONAL FALL CONFERENCE
 
EMERGING TRENDS IN PALLIATIVE CARE
 
Houston, TX ● Saturday, September 27
Columbus, OH ● Friday,  October 17
Phoenix, AZ ● Saturday, November 15
 
Palliative care is often equated with end-of-life care, and as oncology nurses, you need to understand why it is so much more than that. It is comprehensive symptom management and comfort care that begins at the time of diagnosis and continues throughout the course of the disease; it has been proven to improve the lives of patients and their families. In oncology, palliative care addresses the emotional, physical, practical, and spiritual needs of patients and their loved ones at any time during the cancer continuum. Learn more about this key component of cancer care at one of three ONS regional conferences.
 
 
Registration opens in mid July.
ONS members: $189 Nonmembers: $269 ONS student members: $95*
 
*Only ONS members who are full-time students working toward an RN are eligible for the student registration rate. Customers who register at the discounted rate who are ineligible will be invoiced the difference.