Retired Oncology Nursing Society Awards

Every year, the Oncology Nursing Society recognizes and celebrates the outstanding contributions nurses make in the field of oncology through excellence in patient-centered treatment, research, and cancer care. As times change, so too does nursing practice. Nurses constantly adapt and evolve to provide the best possible care for their patients, and ONS must evolve to meet their needs—every step of the way.

To meet the changing needs of ONS members, the Board of Directors elected to make refinements to the ONS awards program. As part of these efforts, some awards have been renamed, some changed, and some retired. Although certain awards will no longer be offered, the spirit and outstanding accomplishments associated with them will remain. Regardless of these changes, the honors bestowed on recipients—past and present—signify the hallmark values of ONS and the oncology nursing community: innovation, advocacy, and excellence. Below are a list of awards that have been retired effective May 2019.

Retired Oncology Nursing Society Excellence Awards

Excellence in Radiation Therapy Nursing Award

Recognizes excellence in radiation therapy nursing.

Award Recipients 1994 to 2019:

1994 Laura Hilderley, RN MS

1995 Ryan Iwamoto, ARNP MN AOCN®

1996 Roberta Strohl, RN MN AOCN®

1997 Jennifer Dunn Bucholtz, RN MS CRNP OCN®

1998 Vickie Fieler, RN PhD AOCN®

1999 Nancy Riese

2000 Giselle Moore-Higgs, ARNP PhDc AOCN®

2001 Marilyn Haas, PhD RN CNS ANP-C

2002 Gayle Groshko, BSN RN OCN®

2003 Karen Maher, RN ANP MS AOCNP®

2004 Deborah Watkins-Bruner, RN PhD

2005 Carrie Daly, RN MSN AOCN®

2006 Julie Marie Earle, RN RT(T) OCN®

2007 Lynne K. Quinn, RNC MSN AOCN® AOCNP®

2008 Mary Ann Burk, RN

2009 Olivier G. Maisonet, FNP-BC OCN®

2010 Vann Dest, MSN APRN BC AOCN®

2011 Kathleen Bell, RN MSN OCN®

2012 Michelle Wallace, RN BSN OCN®

2013 Mary Ellyn Witt, RN MS AOCN®

2014 None Awarded

2015 Cynthia J. Briola, RN OCN® CBCN

2016 Annette Quinn, RN MSN

2017 Pamela Laszewski, RN, OCN®

2018 Mary C. Corwin, BSN, RN, OCN®

2019 Kathleen Solari, RN, BSN, OCN®

Excellence in Patient/Public Education Award

Recognizes excellence in patient and public education.

Award Recipients from 1990 to 2016:

1990 Judith B. Johnson

1991 Margaret Cawley, RN MS AOCN®

1992 Julia A. Eggert, RN PhD GNP-C AOCN®

1993 Sharon Ritchey, RN MSN

1994 Lorraine M. Mulloy, RN

1995 Sally Weinrich, PhD RN FAAN

1996 Margaret Weber, RN BSN

1997 Jeannine Brant, PhD(c) APRN AOCN®

1998 Diane Poulios, RN MA

1999 Erin Hazelwood, RN

2000 Nancy Thompson

2001 Susan DeCristofaro, RN MS OCN®

2002 Marilyn Frank-Stromberg

2003 Mary Magee Gullatte, PhD RN APRN BC AOCN®

2004 Suzanne Mahon, RN DNSC AOCN® APNG

2005 Anecita Fadol, PhD RN FNP

2006 Barbara Hunt, RN MS CNS AOCN®

2007 Patricia R. Zavala, RN OCN® HPCN

2008 Carolyn Weaver, RN MSN AOCN®

2009 Tiffany A. Richards, MS ANP AOCNP®

2010 Kathleen J. Smith, RN BS OCN®

2011 Ruth Fritskey, MSN RN AOCN®

2012 Jill Reese, RN BSN OCN®

2013 Wendy Hendrick, BSN RN OCN®

2014 Dr. Winsome L. Grant, PhD NP

2015 Marsha J. Komandt, RN BSN OCN®

2016 Chasity Burrows Walters, PhD RN

2017 Joanne Finley, RN, MS

2018 Kelley D. Mayden, MSN, FNP, AOCNP®

Excellence in Survivor Advocacy Award

Recognizes achievements and involvement in patient advocacy across the cancer treatment continuum, particularly relating to survivorship issues.

Award Recipients from 2007 to 2019:

2007 Mary McCabe, RN MA

2008 Carole H. Martz, RN MS APN AOCN®

2009 Lillie D. Shockney, RN BS MAS

2010 None Awarded

2011 Ellen Ballard, RN BSN OCN®

2012 Tie: Joanne Lester, PhD CRNP ANP-BC and Miriam Sleven, RN MS OCN®

2013 Fran Zandstra, RN BSN OCN® MBA

2014 None Awarded

2015 Stacie Corcoran, MS RN AOCNS®

2016 Charles L. Schreiner IV, MS RN ACNP-BC

2017 No Nominee

2018 Richard Nishan Boyajian, APRN, NP

2019 Joan Okasako, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, AOCNP®

Excellence in Surgical Oncology Award

Honors a nurse who has made significant contributions to surgical oncology. 

Award Recipients from 2008 to 2019:

2008 Joanne L. Lester, PhD(c) RNC CNP AOCN®

2009 Linda Schiech, RN MSN AOCN®

2010 Jane Fellows, RN MSN CWOCN®

2011 None Awarded

2012 Gail Davidson, RN BSN OCN®

2013 Lisa Parks, MS RN CNP

2014 Ka Ying Lee, RN-BC BSN WCC OCN®

2015 Kara L. Penne, RN MSN ANP AOCNP®

2016 Amy Jude Hoffman, MSN PhD RN

2017 Danielle Bannon, RN

2018 No Nominee

2019 Mallory Bowker, BSN, RN, OCN®

Excellence in Medical Oncology Award

Honors a nurse who has made significant contributions to medical oncology.

Award Recipients from 2008 to 2019:

2008 Cynthia J. Simonson, RN MS CS AOCN®

2009 Jennifer A. Tenhover, APRN AOCN®

2010 Laura Zitella, RN MS NP AOCN®

2011 Barbara Tripp, RN MS AOCN®

2012 Beth Faiman, RN MSN APRN BC AOCN®

2013 Lynn Scallion, MSN ANP AOCN®AOCNP®

2014 Kristen W. Maloney, MSN RN AOCNS®

2015 Erica Fischer-Cartlidge, MSN CNS CBCN AOCNS®

2016 Mary W. Dunn, RN MSN OCN® NP-C

2017 Diane Llerandi, RN, MA, AOCNS®

2018 Deborah Hutchinson Allen, PhD, RN, CNS, FNP-BC, AOCNP®

2019 Sandra Kurtin, PhD, ANP-C, AOCN®

Excellence in Care of the Older Adult With Cancer Award

Honors an oncology nurse who demonstrates age-sensitive health interventions, quality care, and symptom management to older adult patients with cancer.

Award Recipients from 2007 to 2019:

2007 Nora Kearney, MSC RGN

2008 Tami R. Borneman, RN MSN CNS

2009 Sister Patricia Foley, RSM RN BSN

2010 Vickie Houff, RN OCN®

2011 None Awarded

2012 None Awarded

2013 Diane Cope, RN PhD ARNP-BC AOCNP®

2014 Lorraine K. McEvoy, RN MSN DNP OCN®

2015 Peggy S. Burhenn, MS CNS AOCNS®

2016 Ashley Leak Bryant, PhD RN-BC OCN®

2017 Mary Elizabeth Davis, RN, MSN, AOCNS®

2018 Sincere McMillan, ANP-BC, RN

2019 Cassandra Vonnes, DNP, APRN, GNP-BC, AOCNP®, FAHA

Excellence in Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Award

Honors an exemplary nurse engaged in cancer prevention and early detection.

Award Recipients from 2008 to 2019:

2008 Kelly A. Metcalfe, PhD RN

2009 None Awarded

2010 Krista Rubin, MS RN FNPC

2011 None Awarded 2012 Lois Loescher, PhD RN

2013 Carolee Polek, PhD RN AOCNS®

2014 Adrianne J. Lane, EdD RN CNE

2015 None Awarded

2016 Kathryn Trotter, DNP CNM FNP-C FAANP

2017 No Nominee

2018 Janet T. McKiernan, MS, RN, OCN®, NP-C

2019 Mary Alison Smania, DNP, FNP-BC, AGN-BC, FAANP

Excellence in Blood and Marrow Transplantation Award

Honors an exemplary nurse engaged in blood and marrow transplantation.

Award Recipients from 2008 to 2019:

2008 Susan A. Ezzone, MS RN CNP

2009 Kim Schmit-Pokorny, RN MSN OCN®

2010 D. Kathryn Tierney, RN PhD

2011 Rosemary Ford, RN BSN OCN®

2012 Margaret Bevans, RN PhD AOCN®

2013 Joyce Neumann, RN MS AOCN®

2014 Pamela Paplham, DNP AOCNP® FNP-BC

2015 Martha E. Lassiter, RN MSN AOCNS® BMTCN™

2016 Rebecca Martin, BSN RN OCN® BMTCN™

2017 Lenise Taylor, MN RN AOCNS® BMTCN™

2018 Misty Lamprecht, MS, RN, CNS, AOCN®

2019 Stacey Warneke, RN, BSN, CPHON®


Retired Oncology Nursing Society Research and Clinical Lectureships

State of the Science Lectureship

Facilitates the advancement of oncology nursing science through the synthesis of current research on a specific cancer care symptom, outcome, or issue (this award was formerly offered every other year. In 2011, it was decided that this award would be offered every year).

Award Recipients from 2001 to 2015:

2001 Deborah B. McGuire, PhD RN

2003 Catherine M. Bender, PhD RN FAAN

2005 Janet Carpenter, PhD RN FAAN

2007 Andrea M. Barsevick, PhD RN AOCN® FAAN

2009 Ann Berger, PhD APRN AOCNS® FAAN

2011 Donald Bailey, PhD RN FAAN

2012 None Awarded

2013 Judith K. Payne, PhD RN AOCN® FAAN

2014 None Awarded

2015 Susan S. Tavernier, PhD APRN-CNS AOCN®

2016 Margaret Quinn Rosenzweig, PhD, FNP-C, AOCNP®, FAAN

2017 Lorrie Powel, PhD, RN

2018 Jane M. Fall-Dickson, PhD, RN, AOCN®

ONS Clinical Lectureship

To recognize and support excellence in clinical nursing practice.

Award Recipients from 1985 to 2003:

1985 Judith A. Spross, PhD RN FAAN

1986 Deborah Welch-McCaffrey, RN MSN

1987 Linda Rickel, RN MNSC ANP

1988 Roberta Anne Strohl, RN MN

1989 Mary Cunningham, RN MS AOCN®

1990 Karen Hassey Dow, RN MS

1991 Judith A. Paice, PhD RN FAAN

1992 Patricia F. Jassak, MS RN CCMEP

1993 Debra Wujcik, PhD RN AOCN® FAAN

1994 Jennifer Dunn Bucholtz, RN MS GNP

1995 Judith A. Shell, PhD RN LMFT

1996 Patricia Nishimoto, RN BSN MPH DNS

1997 Catherine M. Hogan, MN ANP-BC

1998 Jeannine M. Brant, PhD APRN AOCN®

1999 Dawn Camp-Sorrell, RN MSN FNP AOCN®

2000 Brenda K. Shelton, RN MS CCRN AOCN®

2001 Rebecca Hawkins, RN OCN®

2002 Rita S. Wickham, PhD RN

2003 Patrick Coyne, MSN APRN FAAN

2004 Ester Muscari, RN MSN APRN BC AOCN®

2005 Carol S. Viele, RN MS OCN®

2006 Amy Strauss Tranin, APRN AOCN® RN-BC

2007 Leslie Tyson, MS APRN-BC OCN®

2008 Jeri L. Ashley, MSN RN AOCNS® CHPN

2009 Terri Armstrong, PhD RN ANP- BC

2010 None Awarded

2011 None Awarded

2012 Laura Wood, RN MSN OCN®

2013 Peg Esper, DNP MSN MSA ANP-BC AOCN®

2014 Joanne Frankel Kelvin, MSN RN AOCN®

2015 None Awarded

2016 Elizabeth S. Rodriguez, DNP RN OCN®

Trish Greene Memorial Quality of Life Lectureship

This award was established to focus attention of the membership on quality-of-life issues in cancer care; describe the contributions of clinicians, educators, administrators, and researchers in oncology nursing to quality of life in cancer care; apply information related to quality of life to oncology nursing practice; and incorporate the philosophy of quality of life into all aspects of cancer care.

Award Recipients from 1994 to 2019:

1994 Carol Estwing Ferrans, PhD RN FAAN

1995 Shirley Anne Smith, RN MSN CHPN

1996 Mary Hughes, BS MS RN CNS CT

1997 Roseanne Radziewicz, RN PMHCNS-BC

1998 Terri Armstrong, PhD RN ANP- BC

1999 Karen Stanley, RN-BC MSN AOCN® FAAN

2000 Cynthia King, PhD NP MSN RN FAAN

2001 Marie Whedon, RN

2002 June G. Eilers, PhD APRN CNS BC

2003 Brenda Nevidjon, MSN, RN, FAAN

2004 Nancy J. Raymon, RN MN

2005 Lois A. Almadrones-Cassidy, RN MS FNP MPA

2006 Maureen E. O’Rourke, PhD RN

2007 Ellen R. Carr, RN MSN AOCN®

2008 Eileen Danaher Hacker, PhD RN AOCN®

2009 Cyndi Cramer, BA RN OCN® PCRN

2010 None Awarded

2011 None Awarded

2012 M. Tish Knobf, PhD RN FAAN AOCN®

2013 Diane Von Ah, PhD RN

2014 None Awarded

2015 None Awarded

2016 None Awarded

2017 Barbara Anne Biedrzycki, PhD CRNP AOCNP®

2018 Catherine Finlayson, MS, RN, OCN®

2019 Elisabeth Wall, PhD, CNS, AOCNS®


Retired Pearl Moore “Making a Difference” Awards

International Award For Contributions in Cancer Care

Recognize a registered nurse or equivalent healthcare worker who has contributed to the improvement of cancer care in a country outside the United States.

Award Recipients from 1998 to 2019:

1998 Phylip Pritchard, BA RGN RMN

1999 Shizuko Kiba

2000 Malgorzata E. Krasuska, RN PhD

2001 Sanchia K. Aranda

2002 Yeur-Hur Lai, PhD

2003 None Awarded

2004 Aliza Yaffe, RN MA ET

2005 Jiang Yong Qin

2006 Margaret Isabell Fitch, RN PhD

2007 Jan Foubert, RN PhD

2008 Agnes Glaus, Phd MSc RN

2009 None Awarded

2010 Sultan Kav, RN PhD

2011 David M. Kinyanjui

2012 Ayda Gan Nambayan, RN DSN

2013 Jan Ouwerkerk, RN

2014 Annastasia Giles Mitema, RN

2015 Julia Downing, PhD MMedSci BN(Hons) DipCN RGN

2016 Maryam Rassouli, PhD

2017 Julia Challinor, RN, PhD

2018 Gulbeyaz Can, PhD, RN, MSN

2019 Edvane Birelo Lopes De Domenico, RN, PhD


Retired Publishing Awards

Marcia C. Liebman New Writer Excellence Award

Reward a new nurse author for excellence in the authorship of an article that contributes to the oncology nursing literature.

Award Recipients from 2009 to 2019:

2009 Meredith Lahl, RN MSN CNS CPON®, Vicki L. Fisher, RN CNP CPON®, and Kelly Laschinger, RN MSN CPNP

2010 Alexa G. Visco, BA BSN RN, Lara C. Meyer, BA BSN RN, Shuo Xi, BA BSN RN, and Carlton G. Brown, RN PhD AOCN®

2011 Ann Shields Rigdon, MS RN OCN®

2012 Susan Crump Woodward, MSN ARNP AOCNP®

2013 Alison Mockler, N MSc, Brigit O’Brien, N MSc, Jessica Emed, N MSc, and Gina Ciccotosto, N MSc

2014 Jill M. Olausson, RN MSN CDE and Betty R. Ferrell, PhD MA FAAN FPCN CHPN

2015 Melissa A. Grier, MSN APRN ACNS-BC

2016 Theresa Rudnitzki, MS RN AOCNS® ACNS-BC and Diana McMahon, MSN RN OCN®

2017 Vicki C. McLawhorn, DNP, FNP-BC

2018 Charis McCoy, MSN, FNP-BC, APRN, Monica Paredes, BSN, RN, OCN®, Sara Allen, BSN, RN, Jennifer Blackey, BSN, RN, OCN® , Carol Nielsen, BSN, PhN, RN, OCN®, Amy Paluzzi, BSN, RN, Brittney Jonas,

BSN, RN, and Patti Radovich, PhD, CNS, FCCM

2019 Carissa Laudati, BSN, RN, OCN®, Caroline Clark, BSN, RN, OCN®, Andrea Knezevic, MS, Zhigang Zhang, PhD, and  Margaret Barton-Burke, PhD, RN, FAAN

Susan Baird Excellence in Clinical Writing Award

Reward excellence in the authorship of a paper that advances oncology nursing.

Award Recipients from 2009 to 2019:

2009 Caryl D. Fulcher, MSN APRN BC, Terry Badger, PhD APRN BC FAAN, Ashley K. Gunter, BSN RN OCN®, Joyce A. Marrs, MS APRN BC AOCNP ®, and Jill M. Reese, BSN RN OCN®

2010 Diana Donovan, RN MSN NP

2011 Susan Moore, RN MSN ANP AOCN®

2012 Kathryn Trotter, MSN CNM FNP, Alana Frazier, MSW LCSW, Colleen K. Hendricks, PT DPT WCS CLT-LANA, and Heidi Scarsella, RD CSO LDN

2013 Susan Storey, MSN RN AOCNS® and Diane Von Ah, PhD RN

2014 Amy E. McKeever, PhD CRNP WHNP-BC, Joan Rosen Bloch, PhD RN CRNP WHNP-BC, and Andrea Bratic, PA-C MS

2015 Wendelin K. Nelson, PharmD BCOP, Joan Moore, MSN APRN AOCN® ACNS-BC, Judith A. Grasso, RN MSN AOCN®, Lisa Barbarotta, MSN AOCNS® APRN-BC, and David S. Fischer, MD FACP

2016 Kerri A. Dalton, MSN RN AOCNS®, Julia Aucoin, DNS RN-BC CNE, and Britt Meyer, MSN RN CRNI VA-BC NE-BC

2017 Brenda K. Shelton, DNP RN APRN-CNS CCRN AOCN®, Julie Stanik-Hutt, PhD ACNP CCNS FAAN, Joyce Kane, MSN RN, and Richard J. Jones, MD

2018 Seth Eisenberg, RN, OCN®, BMTCN®

2019 Ellyn Matthews, PhD, RN, AOCNS®, CBSM, FAAN, Patricia Carter, PhD, RN, CNS, Margaretta Page, MS, RN, Grace Dean, PhD, RN, and Ann Berger, PhD, APRN, AOCNS®, FAAN

Excellence in Writing Award for Quantitative Nursing Research

Rewards excellence in quantitative nursing research publication.

Award Recipients from 2009 to 2017:

2009 Dr. Karen L. Schumacher, RN, Barbara J. Stewart, PhD, Patricia G. Archbold, RN DNSc FAAN, Mildred Caparro, RN MSN, Faith Mutale, RN MSN, and Sangeeta Agrawal, MSc

2010 Maria C. Katapodi, PhD, MSc BSN Marylin J. Dodd, PhD RN FAAN, Kathryn A. Lee, PhD RN FAAN, and Noreen C. Facione, PhD RN FAAN

2011 Jeanne M. Erickson, PhD RN AOCN®, Susan Beck, Becky Christian, William Dudley, PhD, Patricia Hollen, PhD RN FAAN, Karen Albritton, Margaret Sennett, RN BS CPNP CPON®, Robyn Dillon, and  Kamar Godder

2012 Susan S. Tavernier, PhD RN APRN-CNS AOCN®, Susan L. Beck, PhD APRN AOCN® FAAN, Margaret F. Clayton, PhD RN FNP-CS, Marjorie A. Pett, MStat DSW, and Donna L. Berry, PhD RN AOCN® FAAN

2013 Mary Laudon Thomas, RN MS AOCN®, Janette E. Elliott, RN-BC MS AOCN®, Stephen M. Rao, PhD, Kathleen F. Fahey, RN MS CNS, Steven M. Paul, PhD, and Christine Miaskowski, RN PhD FAAN

2014 Marcia L. Grant, RN PhD FAAN, Virginia Sun, RN PhD, Rebecca Fujinami, RN BA OCN® CCM, Rupinder Sidhu, MSW LCSW, Shirley Otis-Green, MSW LCSW ACSW OSW-C, Gloria Juarez, RN PhD, Linda Klein, JD, and Betty Ferrell, PhD FAAN MA FPCN CHPN

2015 Ellen M. Lavoie Smith, PhD APN -BC AOCN ®, Grace Campbell, PhD MSW CRRN, Cindy Tofthagen, PhD ARNP AOCNP ® FAANP, Lisa Kottschade, RN MSN CNP, Mary L. Collins, RN MSN OCN ®, Charlene Warton, RN BSN OCN ®, Bidisha Ghosh, MS, David L. Ronis, PhD, Gail A. Mallory, PhD RN NEA -BC, and Constance Visovsky, PhD RN ACNP - B C

2016 Cynthia C. Forbes, PhD, Chris M. Blanchard, PhD, W. Kerry Mummery, PhD, and Kerry S. Courneya, PhD

2017 Amy P. Callahan, DNP, RN, AOCNS®

2018 Bei Y. He, MPH, Kari Mendelsohn-Victor, MPH, Marjorie C. McCullagh, PhD, RN, FAAOHN, FAAN, and Christopher R. Friese, PhD, RN, AOCN®, FAAN

2019 April Hazard Vallerand, PhD, RN, FAAN, Susan M. Hasenau, PhD, RN, NNP, CTN-A, Sheria G. Robinson-Lane, PhD, RN, and Thomas N. Templin, PhD

Excellence in Writing Award for Qualitative Nursing Research

Rewards excellence in nursing research publication in a naturalistic paradigm of inquiry.

Award Recipients from 2009 to 2017:

2009 Dr. Deborah Stiffler, RN CNM, Brooke Barada, RN MSN PNP, Barbara Hosei, RN MSN WHNP, and Joan Haase, PhD RN

2010 Carolyn Spence Cagle, PhD RNC and Elizabeth Wolff, RN BSN

2011 Jill B. Hamilton, PhD RN, Charles E. Moore, MD, Barbara D. Powe, PhD RN, Mansi Agarwal, MPH, and Pamela Martin, PhD

2012 Jennifer Wenzel, PhD RN CCM, Maya Shaha, PhD RN, Rachel Klimmek, BS RN OCN®, and Sharon Krumm, PhD RN

2013 Jamie S. Myers PhD RN AOCN®

2014 Margaret Gleeson, Bnurs, PDipGenCoun, PCertOncNurs Bettina Meiser, PhD Kristine Barlow-Stewart, PhD Alison H. Trainer, PhD Kathy Tucker, MBBS FRACP Kaaren J. Watts, PhD Michael Friedlander, PhD Nadine Kasparian, PhD

2015 Janice M. Morse, PhD FAAN, Charlotte Pooler, PhD RN, Terrie Vann-Ward, MSN APNFNP-BC GNP-BC, Lory J. Maddox, MSN MA RN, Jill M. Olausson, RN MSN CDE, Maria Roche-Dean, MS RN, Karen Colorafi, RN MBA, Connie Madden, MS RN, Brian Rogers, MA, and Kim Martz, MSN RN

2016 Rachel K. Walker, PhD RN, Sarah L. Szanton, PhD ANP, and Jennifer Wenzel, PhD RN CCM

2017 Lauren Matheson, PhD, MSc, BSc

2018 Allyson Baughman, MPH, Melissa A. Clark, PhD and Ulrike Boehmer, PhD

2019 Eden R. Brauer, PhD, RN, Huibrie C. Pieters, PhD, DPhil, RN, Patricia A. Ganz, MD, Wendy Landier, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, Carol Pavlish, PhD, RN, FAAN, and MarySue V. Heilemann, PhD, RN

Commendation for Outstanding Achievement for Oncology Nursing Education or Patient/Family Education

Rewards excellence in the written description of a patient education development activity or an innovation in delivery of professional nursing education.

Award Recipients from 2009 to 2017:

2009 Kathleen F. Fahey, RN MS CNS, Stephen M. Rao, PhD, Marilyn K. Douglas, DNSc RN FAAN, Mary L. Thomas, RN MS AOCN® CNS, Janette E. Elliott, RN-BC MSN AOCN® CNS, and Christine Miaskowski, RN PhD FAAN

2010 None Awarded

2011 Ann Shields Rigdon, MS RN OCN®

2012 Liz Diana Cooke, RN MN AOCN® ANP, Robin Gemmill, MSN RN CNS CWOCN®, and Marcia Lee Grant, RN DNSc FAAN

2013 Beth Faiman, MSN APRN-BC AOCN®, Teresa S. Miceli, RN BSN OCN®, Tiffany Richards, MS ANP-BC, and Joseph D. Tariman, PhD APRN-BC

2014 Paula M. Muehlbauer, RN MSN AOCNS®, Mary Beth Parr, MSN RN CNS, and Allison K. Perkins, MSN RN ACNS-BC

2015 Victoria Wochna Loerzel, PhD RN OCN®, William Woodfin Crosby, 2nd Lt. USAF NC, BSN RN, Ellen Reising, MSN RN CNL CNS OCN® ACCNS-AG, and Mary Lou Sole, PhD RN CCNS FAAN FCCM CNL

2016 Carole Bauer, MSN RN ANP-BC OCN® CWOCN®, Pamela Laszewski, RN OCN®, and Morris Magnan, PhD RN

2017 Sarah Lindsey, DNP, AOCNS®

2018 Erin Hartnett, DNP, APRN-BC, CPNP and Barbara Krainovich-Miller, EdD, PMHCNS, ANEF, FAAN

2019 Marsha Woodall, DNP, MBA, RN and Mary DeLetter, PhD, RN

Commendation for Outstanding Achievement by a New Nurse Author of a CJON Column or ONF Expanded Feature

Rewards a new nurse author for excellence in the authorship of material that contributes to the oncology nursing literature as a CJON column or an expanded ONF feature.

Award Recipients from 2009 to 2017:

2009 Darcie M Deaver, MS NP-C OCN®, Beth McGraw, RN BSN OCN®, Sharon Ann Van Arsdale, APRN BS FNP, and Tamsin J Mulrooney, ARNP PhD OCN®

2010 Ruth Zu-Kei Lin, RN MSN AOCN® APN-C, Susan Fowler, PhD RN CNRN FAHA, Craig A. Dise, MD PhD, and Rami Bustami, PhD

2011 Virginia (Ginger) Lipscomb, MHA BSN

2012 Judy Lima, MS ANP-BC

2013 Evelyn Perez-Rojas, MSN ARNP ACNP-BC OCN®

2014 Jennifer Anderson, ARNP AOCNP®

2015 There was a Tie:

       1. Liz Margolies, LCSW

       2. Stella N. Dike, MSN RN OCN®, Patricia A. Johnston, DNP RN OCN® NEA-BC, Tora D. Ogunmakin, BSN RN OCN®,

       Michael D. Pokluda, MPH CHMM, Linda A. Shank Joy L. Yates, MSN RN OCN®, and Lorene Payne, EdD MSN RN-BC CNE

2016 Andrea Smith, BSN RN CBCN® and Roberta H. Baron, MSN RN AOCN®

2017 Samantha DePadova, MSN, RN, NP-C, OCN®

2018 Ann Kuglin Jones, MS, RN, MBA, AOCN®, NC-BC, FACHE

2019 Anesha W. Prier, BS, RN


Retired Distinguished Awards

Honorary Member Award

Recognizes outstanding external contributions to oncology nursing. This award transitioned to the President's Award in 2020.

Award Recipients from 1988 to 2019:

1988 Josephine K. Craytor, RN MS FAAN

1989 Darlene W Mood, PHD, Geraldine V. Padilla, PhD

1990 Nancy R. Berkowitz, Barney Lepovetsky, Marion E. Morra, MA

1991 Renilda E. Hilkemeyer, RN BS

1992 Helene G. Brown

1993 Deforia Lane, RMT BG PhD

1994 None Awarded

1995 Dr Lisa Begg, DRPH RN, Cynthia Cantril, RN MPH OCN®, Daryl Maass, Connie Henke Yarbro, RN MS FAAN

1996 Layla G. Ballon, Anthony J. Jannetti, Cele Kumarich, Marguerite Schaefer, DSC

1997 None Awarded

1998 None Awarded

1999 Linda Caldwell

2000 John R. Durant, MD, Bernard Fisher, MD, Frederick M. Golomb, MD PC, George Hill, MD, John E. Ultmann, MD FACP

2001 Thelma Schorr, RN BSN FAAN

2002 Lee Mortenson

2003 None Awarded                                       

2004 None Awarded

2005 None Awarded

2006 None Awarded

2007 None Awarded

2008 None Awarded

2009 None Awarded

2010 Lois Trench-Hines

2011 None Awarded

2012 None Awarded

2013 None Awarded

2014 None Awarded

2015 Melissa A. McDiarmid, MD MPH DABT, Michael Silbermann, PhD                                                                                               

2016 Bonnie Barnes, FAAN & Mark Barnes, FAAN, Margaret Foti, Ph.D M.D. (h.c.), Barbara L. Grant, MS RDN CSO FAND

2017 None Awarded

2018 Joe Biden, former Vice President of the United States, and Dr. Jill Biden

2019 None Awarded

Distinguished Service Award

Recognizes outstanding contributions to the Oncology Nursing Society at the national level. This award was combined with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.

Award Recipients from 1987 to 2011:

1987 Mary Mazzawy

1988 Connie Henke Yarbro, RN, MS, FAAN

1989 Anne Marie Gardner

1990 Dr Marcia L. Grant, RN, DNSC, FAAN

1991 Carol J. Swenson, RN, MS, OCN®

1992 Deborah K. Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN®, FAAN

1993 Judith Johnson

1994 Susan B. Baird, RN, MPH, MA

1995 Pearl B. Moore, RN, MN, FAAN

1996 Laura J. Hilderley, RN, MS

1997 Christine A. Miaskowski, RN, PhD, FAAN

1998 Kathleen Mooney, RN, PhD, AOCN®, FAAN

1999 Carol P. Curtiss, RN, MSN, RN-BC

2000 Kevin W Sowers RN, MSN

2001 None Awarded

2002 Barbara I. Damron, PhD, RN

2003 Susan L. Beck, APRN, PhD, AOCN®, FAAN

2004 None Awarded

2005 None Awarded

2006 Barbara A Given, PhD, RN, FAAN

2007 Pam S. Hinds, PhD, RN, CS, FAAN

2008 None Awarded

2009 Lisa Schulmeister, RN, MN, OCN®, FAAN

2010 Cynthia Cantril, RN, MPH, OCN®

2011 None Awarded