CURE Announces Oncology Nurse Finalists for Extraordinary Healer Award 2018

CURE magazine announces finalists for the Extraordinary Healer® Award for Oncology Nursing.

Each year, CURE magazine gives readers a unique opportunity to honor an oncology nurse through the Extraordinary Healer Award for Oncology Nursing by describing the compassion, expertise and helpfulness that a special oncology nurse has exhibited.

CURE selects three finalists, and announces the winner at the the Extraordinary Healer Award for Oncology Nursing reception. This year’s finalists are Elizabeth Davis, RN, BSN, CPN; Jackie Miller, RN, BSN, OCN; and Christine Stone, RN, MSN, OCN.

This year, the awards ceremony and celebration will be held on May 17 at the Washington Marriott Marquis (Salons 5 to 10) in Washington, D.C., during the 43rd Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Annual Congress. All nurses attending this year’s ONS Annual Congress are invited to attend the reception, and celebrate the extraordinary healers in their midst.

Nurses can RSVP for the award ceremony. All pre-registrants must pick up their ticket at the joint CURE/Oncology Nursing News booth (#222) at ONS to secure a seat. Pre-registration and securing a ticket is necessary to attend.

The Extraordinary Healer Award for Oncology Nursing reception will be attended by nearly 1000 nurses from across the country. Each of the three nominations will be read aloud, and one nurse will be awarded the Extraordinary Healer Award and a special prize in recognition of his or her service to patients with cancer and survivors. In addition to the presentation of the finalists' essays, the reception also features a recognized keynote speaker, food, music and an overall celebration of the field of oncology nursing. This year’s keynote speaker is Robin Roberts, co-anchor of ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

About the Finalists

All of the finalists for the Extraordinary Healer Award for Oncology Nursing are registered nurses who exhibit passion, drive, and excellence in providing nursing care.

Elizabeth Davis, RN, BSN, CPN

Elizabeth Davis works at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. She is recognized by her team for her strong determination to improve the lives of patients. She has helped implement a variety of initiatives, including the Baxter Animated Retching Faces (BARF) scale, which offers an easier way for children to communicate their nausea levels.

Jackie Miller, RN, BSN, OCN

Jackie Miller manages the New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection Program based in Virtua, which offers health screenings for uninsured residents of Burlington and Camden counties in New Jersey. With over 22 years of oncology nursing experience, Miller is known as a quick problem solver. Inspired by her own experience, she created Camp Oasis, which provides a fun-filled day for children who have parents or loved ones battling cancer.

Christine Stone, RN, MSN, OCN

Christine Stone serves as an oncology nurse navigator at Inova Loudoun Hospital’s Life with Cancer program, the psychosocial and educational arm of the Inova Schar Cancer Institute in Virginia. She has dedicated her 27 years of nursing in the oncology field. Stone says that she learns something every day from her patients as she walks along the journey with them.

What to Expect

Below is a video recapping last year’s Extraordinary Healer Award ceremony, at which the award was presented to Sara A. Sargente, RN, OCN, by keynote speaker, actor, cancer advocate and Breakaway from Cancer Ambassador, Patrick Dempsey.