Excellence in Cancer Nursing Management Award

2024 Award Recipient

Amy Plemons MSN, RN, CENP, OCN®, EBP (CH)

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Recognize excellence in cancer nursing management and administration.

How to Apply


A $500 cash prize, a desktop award, and travel reimbursement to attend the annual ONS Congress®.

Eligibility Criteria

This award is eligible for self-nominations. The candidate must be an active ONS member. In addition, the candidate should:

  • Be a registered professional nurse
  • Have at least two years of experience in oncology nursing management and/or administration
  • Demonstrate leadership abilities through documentation in a letter of support from the nominee's immediate supervisor.

Application Materials

The following materials are required.

  • Nominee's resume or curriculum vitae
  • Nominee's personal statement
  • Two (2) letters of support

Scoring Criteria

The scoring criteria for judging this nomination packet is as follows.

  • Candidate utilizes the ONS standards as management tools.
  • Is a recognized expert in cancer nursing management for contributions at the local, state, national, and/or international level.
  • Demonstrates commitment to mentorship in cancer nursing management/administration.
  • Contributes to the specialty of cancer nursing administration through publications, program development, refinement of management tools, etc. .
  • Demonstrates active participation in ONS at the local and/or national level.
  • Demonstrates leadership abilities (documented in a letter of support from the nominee's immediate supervisor).
  • Demonstrates the ability to effectively utilize management theories and techniques. 

Nomination Deadline Notice


ONS uses an external, vendor-supported online program for all award nomination applications. The application system is set up so that at exactly 5:00pm ET (Eastern Time), September 30, the application site will automatically shut down and be locked. Any applications that are open (not completed) at this time will be terminated and will not be accepted. It is imperative that all open applications be submitted prior to 5:00pm ET, September 30, in order to be accepted into the online system and be eligible for consideration. In order to be fair to all who may nominate individuals for consideration for an ONS award, the September 30, 5:00pm ET deadline cannot be extended without prior authorization from the ONS Board of Directors. If you have any questions regarding the ONS awards nomination process, please call the ONS Awards staff (412) 859-6320, or email: awards@ons.org.

Submit Your Application


Visit the awards portal. You will be asked to create an account and confirm your account via email. Once completed, you will be given the option to “Start a New Nomination” and select the desired award from the dropdown menu.

Travel Information

The recipient will receive travel reimbursement to attend the annual ONS Congress. ONS will reimburse the award recipient for round-trip economy airfare to and from the recipient's home address to the ONS Congress location, provided the recipient makes all travel arrangements through ONS's travel agency. Additionally, one night's lodging will be permitted provided that the recipient makes the hotel arrangements through the ONS meetings department. Meals for a 24-hour period will be reimbursed, along with the reimbursement of certain ground transportation situations and parking, but there are limitations. Please contact awards@ons.org for complete details about the travel reimbursement policy.