When you work with people living with cancer on a daily basis, you have a unique perspective. These are the insights that policy makers need to hear.
Our members frequently testify before Congress, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the National Institutes of Health. The legislative action workshops that ONS hosts enable you to partner with legislators and share your real-life experiences.
Our three current goals are to preserve and promote oncology nurses’ practice to the full scope of their ability, improve the quality of cancer care, and advocate for payment models that incorporate the work of oncology nurses and positively impact oncology practice.Learn More
We take a stand on the healthcare issues that affect oncology nurses. Each of our position statements is spurred by member interest and developed by a diverse, unbiased committee of experts, including the ONS Board of Directors. We don’t seek or accept commercial support for writing, printing, and/or disseminating these positions.Learn More
ONS engages oncology nurses throughout the country, connecting them virtually to elected officials, policy leaders, and decision makers via video conferencing, telephone interviews, and podcasts.Learn More
We rely on a network of U.S. federal agencies and nonprofit organizations to stay ahead of advances in cancer care—and so can you. Here are some of the trustworthy institutions whose news, research, and policy decisions affect oncology nurses.Learn More
Because we're stronger together, ONS is an active member of the following health policy coalitions.Learn More
ONS closely monitors the following public health issues to benefit the oncology nursing community.Learn More
Learn more about the ONS Center for Advocacy and Health Policy Events such as Health Policy Summits and Capitol Hill Days.Learn More
First Lady Jill Biden sent her gratitude in honor of Oncology Nursing Month. “Through the Biden Cancer Moonshot, we’re working to end cancer as we know it. And we can’t do that without you—your experience and expertise, and your dedication to your patients. So, on behalf of all of the families like ours—thank you for all that you do”.