Lifetime Achievement Award

2022 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Deborah A. Boyle, MSN, RN, AOCNS®-Emeritus, FAAN

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Recognize an ONS member who makes outstanding contributions to the field of oncology nursing and to ONS; someone who has been an important leader within the Society and his or her community.


$2,000 award, round-trip airfare to Congress, a one-day per diem for Congress, a desktop award, a specially designed ONS pin, and perpetual complimentary membership in ONS.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Nominee for this award must be an ONS member and nominated by an ONS member.
  • The Nominee shall have made outstanding contributions to cancer nursing and to ONS during his/her professional career.
  • The nominee shall have demonstrated the highest professional standards of oncology nursing.

Nomination Deadline Notice


ONS uses an external, vendor-supported online program for all award nomination applications. The application system is set up so that at exactly 5:00pm ET (Eastern Time), September 30, the application site will automatically shut down and be locked. Any applications that are open (not completed) at this time will be terminated and will not be accepted. It is imperative that all open applications be submitted prior to 5:00pm ET, September 30, in order to be accepted into the online system and be eligible for consideration. In order to be fair to all who may nominate individuals for consideration for an ONS award, the September 30, 5:00pm ET deadline cannot be extended without prior authorization from the ONS Board of Directors. If you have any questions regarding the ONS awards nomination process, please call the ONS Awards staff (412) 859-6320, or email:

Application Materials

The following materials are required:

  • Nomination narrative
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • The nominee's curriculum vitae

Submit Your Nomination


Visit the awards portal. You will be asked to create an account and confirm your account via email. Once completed, you will be given the option to “Start a New Nomination” and select the desired award from the dropdown menu.