The ONCC Board of Directors Election opened Nov. 10. One position on the Board is open for election, and the position must be filled by a nurse who holds OCN® certification. Two candidates have been slated by the ONCC Nominating Committee, including, Nickolaus Escobedo, MSN, RN, OCN®, NE-BC, and Loretta (Lori) Williams, PhD, RN, APRN, OCN®, AOCN®.
Nurses who were ONCC-certified as of Oct. 25, 2015 received an email from the ONCC election administrator containing a direct link to a personal ballot. All voting must be completed online, and the election will close on Dec. 22. Results will be announced in early 2016.
This year, ONCC will donate $1 to the ONS Foundation for every vote cast*. The Foundation will use these funds to support awards, grants, and scholarships for oncology nurses - regardless of whether they are ONS members, or practice in adult or pediatric oncology.
ONCC's mission is to promote excellence in patient care and professional practice by validating specialized knomwledge in oncology nursing and related specialties. Since 1981, the ONS Foundation has provided more than $24 million dollars to thousands of oncology nurses through awards, grants, scholarships, and educational initiatives.
*Up to $5,000.