Jamie Myers discusses the value of career development through ONS involvement


There are many ways to get involved with the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), explained Jamie Myers, PHD, RN, AOCNS, FAAN. Additionally, nurse-specific conferences are a great opportunity to see what action and leadership looks like in the field of oncology nursing.

Myers, an associate research professor at the University of Kansas School of Nursing, has conducted a variety of research on cancer-related symptom management and cancer treatment.

Throughout her career, Myers has been recognized as an expert in cancer-related cognitive changes and has been invited to review manuscripts for several peer-reviewed journals; was co-chair of the ONS Research Grants Review Team; and was an ad hoc reviewer for UK Breast Cancer Campaign grant applications, reviewing the concept of the National Biomarker, Imaging and Quality of Life Studies funding scheme. Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society Mentored Scholar Award.

She is Chair of the Nursing Research Sub-Committee of the SWOG Cancer Research Network and is part of the ONS Putting Evidence Into Practice (PEP) Cognitive Impairment Team. In an interview with Oncology Nursing News®, Myers explains how many of his accomplishments can be linked to his involvement with the ONS.

“These opportunities that I was able to take advantage of really helped shape my career and my career development,” Myers said. “I can’t begin to explain how grateful I am to the ONS for this. [Without it]I don’t think I would have developed some of the same skills that I use today in my current job. »


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