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MDONS Certification Awards

The Metro Detroit Chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society offers up to five certification awards for MDONS members. Recipients of the certification award will receive one free registration for an oncology certification examination or renewal by ONC-PRO. The awards will be granted on a yearly basis and must be used in the year they are received. Applicants will be reimbursed their registration fee if theay are chosen for this award. Recipients should provide documentation that they sat for the exam to receive reimbursement.


  • Candidate must demonstrate a dedication to oncology nursing and a commitment to obtaining or renewing nursing certification.
  • Candidate must be a current member of the Metro Detroit Chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society.
  • Candidate must meet eligibility criteria for certification (OCN® or AOCN®) as defined by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation.


1. Each Nominee must submit the following:

a) a short essay of 250 words or less that describes:

i) Your professional goals and how oncology nursing certification will help or has helped you realize these goals.

ii) Your commitment to the Oncology Nursing Society and your involvement with MDONS (Attends monthly meetings; Participation in Committees: Offices, etc.)

iii) Any community service related to nursing. 

b) A completed nominee information form

2. All materials should be typed or printed and submitted together

 Application deadline: November 1st. 

Past Recipients

2009 Rose Ermete 
        Angela Maynard
        Susan Wozniak

2008 Mary Mandzaira
        Sharon Prokop 

2007 Marg van der Veen
        Theresa Benaquisto 
Ruth Dein
Nancy Morrow

2005 Rose Ermete
        Angela Maynard

2004 Yvonne Gauthier
        Ruth Chaplen 
Sharon Prokop

First offered in 2000

Send the completed applications for 2018 to:  
Melissa James, BSN, RN, BMTCN Email:  jamesm@karmanos.org


Go to the virtual website at:  http://metrodetroit.vc.ons.org/ for more criteria information or contact us to mail or fax you the scholarship applications.  Please email us at: jamesm@karmanos.org to request any of the listed applications or to nominate one of your admired peers for the OUTSTANDING Oncology and/or Advanced Practice Oncology nurse of 2018 awards.