Welcome to the Chicago Chapter of ONS!

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The Chicago Chapter invites you to browse our Virtual Community site

and participate in our events and other offerings.  This is your local ONS connection. 

Find out about our membership, leadership, meetings, events, newsletter, and much more. 

Please contact Carol Knop for information about posting events or other information on our site. csknop@comcast.net



To make a request to post an announcement, complete the required form and provide any attachments such as program flyers.  Click here to download the form.




Upcoming CCONS Events


Oncology Nurse Celebration

Town Hall Topic:
"Every Nurse is a Leader: Invest in Your Future with Professional Development"

Susan M. Schneider, PhD, RN, AOCN®, FAAN
President Oncology Nursing Society

Lead Faculty  Oncology Nursing Specialty

Duke University School of Nursing

312 Chicago Restaurant

136 N. La Salle Street,

Chicago, IL. 60602

Friday, June 2, 2017
Registration:    5:30 - 6:00 PM
Business Meeting:    6:00 - 6:15 PM
Presentation:    6:15 - 6:45 PM

Networking: Until 9:00pm

Please RSVP to cconspc@gmail.com

Please RSVP early space is limited




CE Events That May Be Of Interest To Our Members


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Other CE Offerings

International Myeloma Foundation Nurse Leadership Board offers Free CE Module

Earn 3.0 Credits/Contact hours by completing this special supplement to JADPRO.

Click on link below to access The Advanced Practitioner's Guide to Multiple Myeloma




Thursday, June 15, 2017: LRF Gibbons Walk/Run 

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Click here to donate to Carol White's Team of Hope: 



Other Non-CE/Promotional Programs That May be of Interest to our Members

On behalf of Incyte, you are invited to:
"Jakafi (ruxolitinib) - a FIrst-in-Class Drug to Treat Patients with Intermediate or high risk myelofibrosis or polycythemia Vera who have had an inadequate response to or are intolerant of Hydroxyurea"
Speaker: Dr Gary Grad of Northwest Oncology & Hematology
Wednesday May 31, 2017
6 - 8PM
Osteria Ottimo, 16111 S. Lagrange Rd, Orland Park, IL
Click Here for Program information and registration form

Research Study Participation Needed!

Dear CCONS Chapter Member and Nursing Colleague,

A subset of nurses has started to shift the paradigm of the profession by becoming engaged in non-traditional oncology roles, examples of which include the role of medical science liaison, medical writer, medical communications and publications, marketing/sales consultants, legal consultants, etc. As a nurse who has made this transition, you are in an ideal position to give us valuable firsthand information from your own perspective.

We are conducting a survey as part of a research study to increase our understanding of the factors that influence the change in the career path of expert oncology nurses who transition from a traditional clinical nursing role to a non-traditional nursing position. 

The survey takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.   We are simply trying to capture your thoughts and perspectives on being a nurse who has made a career decision to take on a non-traditional nursing role. Your responses to the questions will be kept confidential.  There will be no identifiers used and the survey will be completely anonymous. There is no compensation for participating in this study; however your participation will be a valuable addition to our research.   The findings could lead to greater public understanding of exploring the motivational factors that influence an oncology nurse to shift from the traditional role to a non-traditional oncology role in nursing.

If you are willing to participate in this survey please click on the attached link to complete the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/nursingismorethanashift2017. We know your time is valuable and truly appreciate your participation in the survey.


Maggie Smith, DNP, MSN/Ed, RN OCN

Nominating Chair, CCONS