The MSHO Nurse Network was formed in 1999 to provide clinical education and networking opportunities to Michigan’s oncology nurses caring for patients in community practices and clinics, research offices and hospital inpatient departments.
We promote local and statewide educational opportunities for our nurses and host an annual retreat each spring. This meeting is always well attended by nurses from across the state practicing in a variety of settings. MSHO supports local ONS chapter efforts and considers our Nurse Network a complimentary rather than competitive organization.
MSHO is proud to offer OCN workshops to our nurses. This concise review course is designed to meet the needs of oncology nurses in the ambulatory setting. Those nurses who are preparing for the OCN exam as well as nurses seeking a comprehensive oncology review will benefit from this curriculum. We celebrate our nurses’ achievements by providing an OCN pin to those who notify us when they pass their certification test.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has state divisions and more than 3,400 local offices.
The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the only full-service professional organization representing the interests of the nation's 3.1 million registered nurses. The ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the rights of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Congress and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public.
CancerCare is a national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer: people with cancer, caregivers, children, loved ones, and the bereaved. CancerCare programs—including counseling and support groups, education, financial assistance and practical help—are provided by professional oncology social workers and are completely free of charge.
Cancer.Net provides timely, comprehensive, oncologist-approved information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), with support from the Conquer Cancer Foundation. Cancer.Net brings the expertise and resources of ASCO to people living with cancer and those who care for and about them to help patients and families make informed health care decisions.
The Michigan Hospice & Palliative Care Organization (MHPCO) serves as a recognized authority on end-of-life issues. MHPCO also strives to advocate for supportive public policies and to provide education to both consumers and professionals which increases.
The MNA, nurses’ voice for 100 years, is the largest nurses union in the state of Michigan. The MNA promotes the economic and general welfare of nurses in the workplace, fosters high standards of nursing practice and lobbies the legislative and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and recipients of nursing services. MNA is a constituent member of National Nurses United, as well as an affiliate of the AFL-CIO.
The MPD Foundation funds innovative accountable research that produces results for patients with polycythemia vera, essential thrombocythemia and myelofibrosis. Founded by patients, for patients, MPD has strong relationships with researchers, clinicians and biopharmaceutical companies to ensure progress is being made to get us closer to a cure.
The National Cancer Institute coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer.
ONCC offers nationally accredited certification programs that are the only oncology-specific certifications designed for Registered Nurses. Becoming certified showcases your advanced knowledge of cancer care.