Fellow of the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (FAPHON)
The FAPHON designation is a privilege that recognizes leadership and a visionary spirit that impacts APHON’s culture and community.
The FAPHON designation is for nurses who have promoted and advanced the specialty of pediatric hematology/oncology nursing and epitomize the mission of APHON by supporting and advancing nurses in optimizing outcomes for children, adolescents, young adults, and their families throughout the continuum of care for their blood disorders and cancers.
APHON Fellows Strive to
- Achieve APHON’s vision that pediatric hematology/oncology nurses are setting, advocating for, and achieving the highest standards of care for children, adolescents, young adults, and their families.
- Foster the future of pediatric hematology/oncology nursing.
- Be leaders in clinical practice, education, research, management, advocacy, and policy.
- Fulfill this honor through a continued commitment to both the specialty and APHON.
To apply for the FAPHON designation, applicants must meet the following application criteria:
- Be a licensed registered nurse.
- At the time of application, the applicant must be a current APHON member and demonstrate evidence of continuous membership (no lapse exceeding 60 days and no more than one lapse in membership during the five years prior to application submission, regardless of the length of the lapse).
- Have active participation in the association over the past five years.
- Maintain APHON membership to retain Fellow status.
- Provide evidence of leadership with sustained professional contributions over the past five years in the field of pediatric hematology/oncology nursing.
- Show a significant commitment to the advancement of the art and science in the field of pediatric hematology/oncology nursing, along with demonstrating the impact of their unique work in the field.
- Provide two letters of recommendation from professional peers. Letters must be received by the application deadline. At least one letter of recommendation must be from an APHON member. Professional peers should know the applicant’s work well enough to verify and provide exemplars regarding the applicant’s strengths, contributions, and impact on the field of pediatric hematology/oncology nursing. Those writing the letters of recommendation should state how long they have known the applicant and what capacity.
- No one person may write more than two letters of support in a year for applicants.
- Current members of the APHON Board and members of the selecting committee are not eligible to serve as a reference.
- Provide a CV with the application. The CV content should match and/or substantiate the information contained in the application. Relevant activities from the CV should be documented in the application.
- Demonstrated accrual of a minimum of 100 points, including a minimum of 40 points in Section 1 of the application, is necessary for consideration as defined on the APHON Fellow application. Applicants are encouraged to include ALL professional activities that highlight their contributions and impact on the field (i.e., provide a complete presentation of activities, not just those that add up to 100 points).
- Professional activities can only be submitted for one category. Duplication of activities in different sections of the application will not be considered.
- Completed applications will be reviewed for contributions and impact on the field; a quantitative score of 100 or greater does not guarantee the Fellow designation.
Fellows in APHON will receive:
- Option to present a general session at future Annual Conferences.
- Will be listed as a Mentor in the Member Connection.
- Profile in the networking directory will highlight areas of expertise.
- Fellows will be invited to attend the President's Reception at the Annual Conference.
- A Fellow badge on profile in the Member Connection.
- Conference ribbon
- A formal letter to their supervisor
- Fellow pin
Newly inducted Fellows will be announced and presented to the membership during the Business Meeting held at the Annual Conference each year, recognized in APHON Counts, and listed as a Fellow in the Member Connection and on the website.
How to Apply
All applications must be submitted through the online portal, Common Grant. You may begin the application at any time. The first step in the application process is to submit the pre-application, which informs us of your intent to submit a complete application. Your pre-application will be reviewed to ensure that you meet the membership eligibility requirement. Once approved, you will be given access to submit a complete application.
Common Grant will save your work as you progress through the application, allowing you to work on the application over an unlimited period. Applications may be submitted year-round. However, completed applications must be submitted by the last day of February to be considered for the current year of inductees (e.g., applications submitted on or before February 28, 2022, will be reviewed and considered for induction in 2022. Applications submitted on March 1, 2022, will be considered for induction in 2023).
A non-refundable fee of $250 is due with the application. Applicants not selected may credit their application fee for a second application once within two years. The onus is on the applicant to reapply within the two-year window. An invoice will be provided once the application is submitted. Applications must be paid in full in order to be reviewed.