"ONS will always be a part of me".When I announced my retirement last summer, it seemed so far away. Now that it is almost here, I can't believe it. ONS ONS Office for National Statistics (UK)
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ONS Offshore Northern Seas has been a part of my life for nearly three decades, and even though my tenure as chief executive officer (CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. ) will be over on January 31, 2007, ONS will always be a part of me.
I am proud of what the Society has become throughout the years. In 1975, we were a fledgling group of oncology nurses looking to get the organization off the ground. Now, we have 35,000 members, making ONS the largest professional oncology association in the world.
We've come a long way, but we still have much to accomplish. I am confident that ONS will continue to thrive under the leadership of its volunteer members and the capable hands of its new CEO, Paula Trahan Rieger, RN, MSN (1) (MicroSoft Network) A family of Internet-based services from Microsoft, which includes a search engine, e-mail (Hotmail), instant messaging (Windows Live Messaging) and a general-purpose portal with news, information and shopping (MSN Directory). , AOCN AOCN Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse
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Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing .
Although I will not be involved in the day-to-day happenings of ONS, I look forward to watching it grow. I know that ONS is going to keep getting better and better with each passing year.
As I look back on my time at ONS, I would like to take a moment to recognize some people who have made a difference to me and to the Society. The ONS leadership with whom I have worked over the years has been amazing a·maze
v. a·mazed, a·maz·ing, a·maz·es
1. To affect with great wonder; astonish. See Synonyms at surprise.
2. Obsolete To bewilder; perplex.
v.intr. . Their dedication to oncology and to ONS have helped the organization become what it is today.
I also want to thank my hardworking and supportive staff, who never hesitated to help even when asked to move a mountain.
I also recognize the many corporations and foundations that have worked with us throughout the years to help us grow and reach out to our members. And, most of all, I want to thank you, the ONS members. You are what makes ONS great. Seeing how you never stopped striving for professional excellence was one of my greatest rewards. I thank you all for enriching my life.
By Pearl Moore, RN, MN, FAAN
ONS Chief Executive Officer