BONS Board Election

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Election closes on 12/28/2020. The new Board Members will be announced at our Annual Meeting, January 5th, 2020. We look forward to seeing you over zoom!

Treasurer

Nick Quinn, BSN, RN

At present, I am working at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute as a clinical research nurse in the Center for Cancer Therapeutic Innovation (formally known as the Early Drug Development Center). In this role, I care for advanced, metastatic patients on phase 1 clinical trials and help navigate them through treatment and participation in complex early phase research studies. These trials require constant attention to detail due to the intense requirements that come with a Phase 1 study. I make sure these research requirements are met, while also caring for the patient and making sure their clinical, psychological, and social needs are prioritized. 

I am hoping to increase my presence and experience in our local nursing community and feel as though I can offer high quality and dedicated service to this position and group. I believe that by taking on a more active role within the group, that I can further my impact within the nursing community. In my 2+ years in my current position, I have acquired valuable organizational and meticulous working methods that have made me a more well-rounded nurse and professional. I feel I can translate these skills to the position of Treasurer in the Boston chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society and succeed in the role. 

Thank you for your consideration,

Nick Quinn, BSN, RN

Director at Large

Crystal Derosier, MSN, RN, OCN

I would like to introduce myself as Crystal Derosier, MSN, RN, OCN, Clinical Nurse Specialist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute- Brighton, Milford, and South Shore Satellites. I am writing to express interest in the BONS, Director-At-Large position for 2021. My nursing career (nursing assistant, RN, and now CS) has been vested in oncology nursing. I have been a member of ONS since 05/2018 and received my OCN 05/2019. I am passionate about oncology and education and I am fully vested in taking on such a position to increase my involvement in a professional community as well as the ability to share BONS programming and insights to my peers and staff members. I believe collaboration is of the utmost importance when it comes to enhancing the nursing profession. I look forward to continuing to promote the ONS mission through BONS and promoting involvement and engagement in the ONS community to my fellow nurses.

 

Thanks for your consideration!

Crystal Derosier, MSN, RN, OCN

Secretary

We have two candidate running for Secretary. Please select Yes for one and No for the other. Thank you!

Sheridan Aspinwall, BSN, RN

I have worked in oncology care for two years as a clinical research nurse at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and in that time have been impressed by the scope and depth of knowledge there is to be learned concerning the care of the oncology patient. Having already benefited from BONS programming to advance my own patient care knowledge, I am eager to learn more about how knowledge is organized and disseminated among oncology nurses, and to build professional relationships in the oncology nursing community.

In the process of seeking OCN certification recently, at the advice of my nurse director I signed up for the BONS OCN review this November. I appreciated the informative, engaging presentations throughout both weekends of the review, as well as the coordination needed to transition that program to a virtual format to comply with social distancing guidelines. I found the review to be valuable in refreshing my knowledge and increasing my confidence for the exam. As secretary for BONS, I would look forward to helping to support the board of directors in planning such programming through maintaining records, recording minutes, and keeping members apprised of meeting schedules. I am also confident in digital recordkeeping and would happily assist in adapting records to an online format as needed, especially given the new and evolving need for virtual meetings.

In addition to desiring to help advance clinical knowledge as secretary, I am interested in the opportunity to learn from and build relationships within BONS. As a newer nurse, I am still learning the foundations of professional development, and find that having connections and community is a great way to build these skills and find inspiration. I value the opportunity to connect with experienced nurses in the local oncology nursing community through BONS, and to learn from them through supporting their work through timely and accurate completion of secretarial responsibilities.

I believe my organizational skills, proficiency with digital technology, and desire to promote community would make me a good fit for BONS secretary, and I look forward to connecting with your team to discuss further as needed.

 

Thank you for your time and consideration!

Sincerely,

Sheridan Aspinwall, BSN, RN

Erika Rosato, DNP, MHA, RN, OCN, NE-BC

My decision to apply for this position comes at a point in my life that supports the time and commitment to this important role and where I can be helpful to this organization.  I have been a member of BONS for many years and have appreciated all of the educational forums and opportunities BONS supports and puts forward for oncology nurses.  

                  In my current role I am incredibly thankful to BONS in bringing us amazing oncology nurses through their job postings.  We often have utilized this service a we look to hire the best and brightest oncology nurses within and outside of our institution and have had much success with this recruitment tool.  I am also thankful for the continued support that BONS provides for our nurses that attend the oncology nurse certification (OCN) review classes that are regularly offered and have helped so many of our nurses as they pursue their OCN.  And then there are the endless opportunities to attend presentations where CEUs are provided and oncology nurses can expand their knowledge through the amazing speakers that BONS is able to recruit.  I have learned so much from these educational offerings and I always appreciate the CEUs.

                  Finally, my intent in applying for this position is that I want to give back to BONS specifically because BONS supported my doctoral research by working with me to administer my research through the BONS platform where oncology nurses could participate in my research study.  The time, effort and collaboration ONS provided to me I will never forget.  It was the first time BONS had engaged in supporting a member in this way and I was impressed that not only did they say yes they would help but were so enthusiastic to work with me on this project.  Most recently I was invited to present my scholarly work to the BONS members and having been an oncology nurse for my entire career, it was heartwarming to see so many familiar faces on the screen and see their support. And that is how I see how BONS has been over the years.  A committed group of oncology nurses who support one another as our careers sometimes take us to other places of work but we always stay connected.  It is an organization that is willing to take on a new idea or way of doing things in order to best support its members.  

                  Thank you for taking the time to read my letter of intent and I wish everyone a most wonderful new year.

 

Sincerely,

Erika

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