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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164027
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
SOWING THE SEEDS OF ONCOLOGY NURSING: A STUDENT MENTORSHIP
Author(s):
Choudhury, Rachel
Author Details:
Rachel Choudhury, MSN, RN, OCN, Mount Carmel College of Nursing, email: rchoudhury@wowway.com
Abstract:
Education: Oncology nursing is an exciting and rewarding profession. The driving force behind this initiative is the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) - the largest professional oncology association in the world with membership made up of more than 37,000 professionals who represent a variety of roles, practice settings, and subspecialty practice areas. As the coordinator and mentor for the Oncology Nursing Student Interest Group (ONSIG), I wanted to assist in the development of nursing students with oncology interest by providing them resources, experiences, and role models necessary for them to thrive. The purpose of ONSIG is to provide support, resources, education, and meaningful social activities that promote professional development of students with interest in oncology nursing. The mission of ONSIG is derived from the mission of ONS: To promote excellence in oncology nursing and quality cancer care and from the Core Values of Mount Carmel Health System: Respect, Compassion, Excellence, and Social Justice. ONSIG philosophy incorporates the science and art of nursing, with the concepts of caring, health, and knowledge as the central tenets. Nursing students are invited to join the organization for free. Junior and Senior level students are encouraged to serve in the Executive Committee. There are several opportunities for students to explore oncology nursing through their participation and experiences in the ONSIG-sponsored activities. To reward active members, funds are used to assist with ONS membership. Currently, there are twelve active, regular student members, four of which are ONS members. Events-related participation range from eight to 24 students per event. ONSIG project goals for student members were met successfully and included: (1) Attendance in meetings/conferences with the Columbus Chapter; (2) Presented mini-lectures/discussion on oncology topics at the college and community settings; (3) Served the community by participating in volunteer events related to oncology; and (4) Pursued interest in oncology nursing through transitions precepted experience and as a career. Student membership recruitment will be extended to other nursing colleges/programs locally. Innovative and interesting activities are required to maintain student interest in participation. Support from the educational institution's administration, local oncology chapter, and the ONS remains to be crucial.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
San Antonio, Texas, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSOWING THE SEEDS OF ONCOLOGY NURSING: A STUDENT MENTORSHIPen_GB
dc.contributor.authorChoudhury, Rachelen_US
dc.author.detailsRachel Choudhury, MSN, RN, OCN, Mount Carmel College of Nursing, email: rchoudhury@wowway.comen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164027-
dc.description.abstractEducation: Oncology nursing is an exciting and rewarding profession. The driving force behind this initiative is the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) - the largest professional oncology association in the world with membership made up of more than 37,000 professionals who represent a variety of roles, practice settings, and subspecialty practice areas. As the coordinator and mentor for the Oncology Nursing Student Interest Group (ONSIG), I wanted to assist in the development of nursing students with oncology interest by providing them resources, experiences, and role models necessary for them to thrive. The purpose of ONSIG is to provide support, resources, education, and meaningful social activities that promote professional development of students with interest in oncology nursing. The mission of ONSIG is derived from the mission of ONS: To promote excellence in oncology nursing and quality cancer care and from the Core Values of Mount Carmel Health System: Respect, Compassion, Excellence, and Social Justice. ONSIG philosophy incorporates the science and art of nursing, with the concepts of caring, health, and knowledge as the central tenets. Nursing students are invited to join the organization for free. Junior and Senior level students are encouraged to serve in the Executive Committee. There are several opportunities for students to explore oncology nursing through their participation and experiences in the ONSIG-sponsored activities. To reward active members, funds are used to assist with ONS membership. Currently, there are twelve active, regular student members, four of which are ONS members. Events-related participation range from eight to 24 students per event. ONSIG project goals for student members were met successfully and included: (1) Attendance in meetings/conferences with the Columbus Chapter; (2) Presented mini-lectures/discussion on oncology topics at the college and community settings; (3) Served the community by participating in volunteer events related to oncology; and (4) Pursued interest in oncology nursing through transitions precepted experience and as a career. Student membership recruitment will be extended to other nursing colleges/programs locally. Innovative and interesting activities are required to maintain student interest in participation. Support from the educational institution's administration, local oncology chapter, and the ONS remains to be crucial.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:03:22Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:03:22Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.name34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationSan Antonio, Texas, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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