Jean Fergusson Excellence in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nursing Education Award
This award was first presented in 1989 and named in honor of Jean Fergusson, a charter member of APHON and a pioneer in the field of pediatric oncology nursing, this award is presented each year to recognize an outstanding educator in the field of pediatric hematology/oncology nursing through demonstration of proficiency, professional contributions to the field, and positive teacher-learner relationships.
The recipient of this award receives a $250 honorarium, recognition at the annual conference business and awards luncheon, APHON Counts, in a press release, and an announcement is sent to the recipient's employer.
Candidates for this award must meet the following criteria:
- APHON member in good standing.
- Registered nurse with 4 years of experience in pediatric hematology/oncology and demonstrated proficiency in pediatric hematology/oncology education.
- Contributes to pediatric hematology/oncology education at the local, state, national or international level.
- Educational programs are consistent with the APHON Scope of Practice and Outcome Standards for Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nursing.
- Implements well-developed programs with defined objectives (i.e., current content relevant to pediatric hematology/oncology nursing and appropriate evaluation methods).
- Establishes a positive teacher-learner relationship that promotes and supports pediatric hematology/oncology education.
- Actively incorporates research and evidence from the literature into educational programs
- Communicates effectively.
Completed nominations must include the nominee's CV and two letters of recommendations that elaborate on the above criteria. Nominations must be submitted by May 31.
Marsha Smith, BSN RN-BC CCM CHPPN
Case Manager I/II
PANDA Palliative Care Service and the Blood and Marrow Transplant Service
Children's National Health System
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