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Connie Henke Yarbro Excellence in Cancer Nursing Mentorship Award

Recipients attending the ONS Congress will be invited to meet with Connie Henke Yarbro and will be presented with this award at the Oncology Nursing Foundation reception or other programs. 

Application Due:  February 14, 2021
Applicants will be notified via email by March 2021

Award: Recipient receives special recognition through a range of Oncology Nursing Foundation platforms, press recognition through Oncology Nursing Foundation, including, but not limited to, feature in Oncology Nursing Foundation newsletter, feature on Oncology Nursing Foundation web site, and press release sent to list of colleagues and work place provided by the winner. 

Purpose: To recognize and support excellence in the mentorship of oncology nurses.

Nomination: Application must be submitted by a nominator in recognition of the nominee/mentor. Nominees may be any oncology nurse (ONS member or non-member) or ONS Chapter that meet the qualifications outlined below.

Qualifications: 
To be eligible for the award, the nominee must:

  1. be a registered nurse with at least two years experience in oncology nursing or a Chapter established for at least two years.
  2. have provided mentoring outside what is expected within work or employment responsibilities
  3. demonstrate excellence in the mentorship of others in the practice of oncology nursing in the academic, clinical or research setting.

The primary selection focus is the nominee’s contribution to mentoring oncology nurses outside their work-related responsibilities.

Support Letters: The nominator must provide three letters in support of the nominee that describe:

  • How the nominee has participated in mentoring relationships.  Be sure to include those qualities that distinguish the nominee.
  • The types of mentoring in which the nominee has participated (academic, clinical, research)
  • The outcomes of the relationship between the nominee and those mentored  
  • If the mentored individual works with the nominee, the letter must clearly describe how this mentoring went beyond what would be expected in an employment role. 

Note: An individual cannot receive this award more than one time.

To Apply Online: 
Complete an application.

2020 Award Recipient


Mei R. Fu, PhD, RN, FAAN

Barry Family and Goldman Sachs Endowed Professor

Boston, MA