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ONS has connected with American Organization for Nursing Leadership™ (AONL) to bring leadership competencies to support in defining the skills needed to grow in leadership roles. ONS supports the use of AONL Nurse Leader Core Competencies as the foundation for ONS members to understand their leadership strengths and opportunities. Nurses are leaders in their personal and professional lives, and these extensive competencies will help nurses identify areas for growth across several domains.
Fundamental knowledge, skills, and expertise that define and guide practice for various nursing roles and methods of measuring.
Novice nurses who are identifying the qualifications they should possess or acquire during their first one to two years in a role
Experienced practitioners who are standardizing the expectations and requirements of a role
Administrators and institutions who are developing position descriptions, training methods and materials, evaluation processes, and personal or professional development tools
Nurses who are curious about how their position compares to ONS-developed role descriptions
Our other competencies transcend specific roles to define the required skills and responsibilities all oncology nurses need to transform nursing and cancer care. These competencies empower the oncology nursing profession at multiple levels.