Welcome ONS Chapter Officers!

We hope you'll find the resources and information on this site to be useful and beneficial to you and your chapter board. Please take the time to browse the various documents posted in our resource section. Additionally, our webcast section and e-newsletter archives contain important information for chapter leaders as well. And as always, if we can be of any assistance contact us at chapters@ons.org, or telephone (412) 859-6320.

Chapter Operations 101 Webcast

The live webcast is scheduled for this Wednesday, July 20, at 12:30 Eastern Time. If you did not receive the official email invitation from our vendor, Ready Talk, please click-here to download the ‘Chapter Operations 101’ power-point. You’ll also need to call-in to the toll-free number to access the audio portion: 1-866-740-1260. Thanks!

2016 Chapter Leadership Workshop

Please mark your calendars for next year's Chapter Leadership Workshop scheduled for July 29-31, 2016. The workshop will be held at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel, downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Click-on the 'Leadership Workshop' link to the left for complete details of this year's CLW!

2015 Chapter Year in Review

ONS chapters foster a sense of community, and create opportunities for collaboration and networking, for oncology nurses around the country. In doing so, you provide forums for nurses to work together to make a difference in their local practices and communities through educational programming, dinner meetings, newsletters, networking opportunities, and service opportunities. Have you ever wondered how your chapter fits in to the “big picture” within the ONS enterprise? How many volunteer leaders serve on chapter boards around the country? How many education programs are held each year? What community outreach activities do chapters support? Find those answers—and more—in the 2015 Chapter Year in Review, a compilation of key data that you provided on your Chapter Annual Report for last year.

2016 Regional Chapter Officers Programs

ONS is pleased to announce the following 8 Regional Chapter Officer Programs for 2016. Please note all programs are held on Saturdays from 11am to 3pm local time (venue locations to be announced). Click-on name of city to view RCOP agenda:

  • Austin, Texas, February 20, Embassy Suites Austin Central
  • Nashville, Tennessee, March 12, Embassy Suites Nashville Airport
  • Kansas City, Missouri, May 21, Embassy Suites Overland Park
  • New York City, June 25, Memorial Sloan Kettering 
  • Lansing, Michigan, September 17
  • Phoenix, Arizona, October 15
  • Napa Valley, California, November 12, Embassy Suites Napa Valley
  • Orlando area, Florida, December 3

The Regional Chapter Officer Programs are open to all chapter board members regardless of position. There is no cost to attend, other than your own personal travel costs. ONS will provide lunch and refreshment breaks. RSVPs are required. For more information please contact chapters@ons.org or call (412) 859-6403.

Important Policy Change to Chapter Meetings

The ONS Board of Directors has approved an important policy revision to the chapter meeting requirements. Click here to read about this important change.

Chapter Challenge - Final Results

Thank you all for your hard work in recruiting new members for your chapter and ONS. We have finished tabulating the results and have posted them below. 

Final Chapter Challenge Results

Again, thank you all for working to drive the future success of ONS. Remember, that student memberships will remain free and that does now include renewing members. In order to qualify, the student must be full-time, pre-licensure. Once they have become members, they will still receive free access to the Cancer Basics course. 

Other Chapter Updates, News & Notes

Attention California Oncology Nurses:

Thinking of taking an oncology certification exam through ONCC? If so, now's the time to do it, as the Masons of California's By Your Side grants could reimburse you for up to $1,100 for your ONCC application fee, and an ONS online review course! To learn more about the By Your Side Program, please click here.