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Congratulations to the 2017 CCONS Award Winners: Sarah Kincaid, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CNL - President's award; Erin Ferlet, MS, RN - Mentorship award; Stephanie Daniel, BSN, RN, OCN®- Rookie of the Year award and Bertie Ford, MS, RN - Cornerstone award

Congratulations to Lisa Francisco, MSN RN, OCN® who recently received her Master of Science in Nursing. Way to go Lisa!

Congratulations to Stephanie Daniel, BSN, RN, OCN® who, after completing countless hours of study and hundreds of practice questions, is now an Oncology Certified Nurse!! Way to go Stephanie.

Congratulations to Melissa Fox, BSN, RN, OCNwho co-presented a concurrent session entitled “Empowered Nurses Transform Shared Governance to Increase Efficiency and Effectiveness” at the 2016 ANCC National Magnet Conference held October 5-7 in Orlando Florida.

Congratulations to Danette Birkhimer, MS, RN, AOCNS, Allison DeVilliers, MSN, RN, OCN, ACNS-BC, Kris Mathey, MS, RN, CNP, AOCNP, Gretchen McNally, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, &Colleen O'Leary, MSN, RN, AOCNSfor recent published book chapters in Cancer Nursing Principles and Practice, 8th edition.  

 Congratulations to Bertie Ford, MS, RN who has been selected by The National Pan-Hellenic Council of Columbus to receive the Health Services Professional Award for her exemplary service in her profession. She will receive the award Friday June 24th at the Black and White Gala to be held at The Berwick in Columbus, Ohio.

Erin Ferlet, MS, RN, OCN® and Melissa Fox, BSN, RN, OCN® will be representing CCONS at the ONS Leadership Weekend July 29-13 in Philadelphia, PA.

Congratulations to Sandy Black, RN, OCN®, CLNC, Angie Edwards, BSN, RN, OCN® and Sarah Kincaid, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CNL,for the outstanding job they did representing oncology nurses in the film Heroic Hearts. CCONS is so proud of these members. To view the movie, click on the film title in the paragraph below. You will be inspired.

The film Heroic Hearts was developed by TESARO, an oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company, to honor and recognize the critical role nurses play in oncology health care. The film featured three oncology nurses, highlighting moments of their work and care. The movie premiered at the 41st Oncology Nursing Society Congress held this year in San Antonio.

Congratulations to Diana McMahon, MSN, RN, OCN®on receiving the Maria C. Liebman New Writer Excellence Award for her article published in the June 2015 Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing. ‘Oral Agents for Cancer: Safety Challenges and Recommendations’ was co-authored by Theresa Rudnitzki, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, AOCNS.

Congratulations to Elizabeth Roth, RN, OCN® who was featured in an article about the Professional Nurse Educators Group (PNEG) in the June 2016 edition of the Ohio Nurse.

Congratulations and Thank You to Shirley Blanton, OCN®, for your 50 years of dedication and service to the nursing profession!!


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