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AONN+ Awards

The Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) Awards grant prestigious recognition to oncology navigators, researchers, employers, and individuals for their contributions to better patient care and their professions.

The AONN+ Leadership Council is delighted to present the Awards categories.

Open Categories

The public is invited to submit nominations in the following categories.

AONN+ Organizational Recognition Award

The Organizational Recognition Award acknowledges the employers who recognize and support oncology navigation.

AONN+ Oncology Navigation Excellence Award

The Oncology Navigation Excellence (ONE) Award recognizes an oncology navigator for his or her outstanding contributions to oncology navigation, patient care, or education.

Hero of Hope Patient Award

The Hero of Hope Patient Award annually recognizes an individual whose life is touched by cancer for his or her outstanding contributions to the cancer community.

Closed Categories

The following categories are not open for public nominations.

Lillie D. Shockney Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an AONN+ member for his or her career achievements and outstanding contributions to cancer care.

AONN+ Ambassador Award

The Ambassador Award recognizes an AONN+ member's dedicated ambassadorship of the Academy’s core values to oncology patients, their families, and professional communities.

AONN+ Outstanding Local Navigator Network Award

The Outstanding Local Navigator Network Award recognizes a Local Navigator Network's outstanding effort in the establishment of a forum for professional development and networking that aligns with the Academy's mission.

AONN+ Evidence into Practice Award

The Evidence into Practice Award recognizes an AONN+ member who has conducted evidence-based research that builds on the body of work in oncology navigation.

The recipient of the AONN+ Evidence into Practice Award will receive a $250 gift card, a plaque, an acknowledgment in the Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship®, and a 2-year complimentary AONN+ membership.

The winners of the 2018 AONN+ Awards and the CONQUER: the patient voice Hero of Hope Patient Award were honored at Denim and Diamonds: The AONN+ Awards Event.


Here is this year’s full list of winners:

Lifetime Achievement Award:

Lillie D. Shockney


Outstanding Local Navigator Network Award:

Virginia Cancer Patient Navigator Network


Ambassador Award:

Pam Goetz


Putting Evidence Into Practice Award:

Linda Burhanssitipanov


Organizational Recognition Award:

Miami Cancer Institute


Oncology Navigator Excellence Award:

Ashley Marks


Hero of Hope Patient Award:

Jessica Morris

See photos of Denim and Diamonds: The AONN+ Awards Event on our Facebook page.

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