The Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) is the largest national specialty organization dedicated to improving patient care and quality of life by defining, enhancing, and promoting the role of oncology nurse and patient navigators and creating an engaged community of oncology professionals.
AONN+ has been recognized for its own achievements, including PM360 awards for the Navigate Now: How Can We Help? Facebook Live series, and special recognition to our AONN+ leaders Lillie Shockney and Sharon Gentry, as well as the Academy’s official patient magazine, CONQUER: the patient voice. AONN+ also received honorable mentions from the Eddie & Ozzie Awards for the AONN+ COVID-19 Patient Toolkit and for fostering a community of oncology professionals in our Facebook Group!
In addition to providing its members with the tools to become better cancer care professionals, AONN+ also takes time to recognize our members’ individual achievements. AONN+ awards grant prestigious recognition to oncology navigators, researchers, employers, organizations, and individuals for their contributions to better patient care and their profession in cancer care. Take a look at some of our recent award winners:
Lifetime Achievement Award - Danelle Johnston, MSN, RN, HON-ONN-CG, OCN
This award recognizes an AONN+ member who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of oncology navigation and to the Academy. This awardee exemplifies the mission and vision of AONN+.
Ambassador Award - Elizabeth Franklin, PhD, MSW
This award recognizes exceptional leadership and devoted service sharing the AONN+ mission to patients with cancer, their families, and professional communities.
Evidence into Practice Award - Jennifer Klemp, PhD, MPH
This award recognizes the contributions of an AONN+ member who has conducted and promoted evidence-based research, which has augmented the field of oncology navigation.
Oncology Navigation Excellence (ONE) Award - Margaret Rummel, RN, MHA, OCN, NE-BC, HON-ONN-CG
This award recognizes an oncology navigator for his or her outstanding contributions to oncology nurse or patient navigation, patient care, or education.
Hero of Hope™ Patient Award - Khadijat Fatai-Banwo
In partnership with CONQUER: the patient voice magazine, the Hero of Hope Patient Award annually recognizes an individual whose life is touched by cancer for his or her outstanding contributions to the cancer community.
In line with our mission to support oncology navigators in making strides in their field, the AONN+ Foundation for Learning offers certifications nationally recognized by the Commission on Cancer and accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board. Anyone can become certified through AONN+ FFL, but AONN+ members benefit from member-exclusive content that can help you prepare for exams:
- Training webinars
- Articles & expert commentary
- Learning guides
- ...and more!
Become a part of an award-winning organization to have your achievements recognized by over 8900 cancer professionals who understand and appreciate the work you do.
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