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Oncology Nursing Foundation Empowers Future Leaders With 2023 Leadership Scholarships

(December 19, 2023) PITTSBURGH, PA - The Oncology Nursing Foundation, with generous support of funds from the Oncology Nursing Society past presidents and the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation, is excited to announce the recipients of the 2023 Leadership Scholarships.  

The 2023 recipients who received a total of $3,350 are: 

  • Corinne MacDonald, RN, OCN® | Cape Coral, FL  

  • Heather Zyzys, BSN, RN, OCN® | Egg Harbor Township, NJ  

  • Susan Rux, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CNE, CPCC, CPRW, FACHE, LNCC, NEA-BC, NPC-BC, OCN®, PHN, PNAP | Mohnton, PA  

“Receiving an ONS Leadership Scholarship through the Oncology Nursing Foundation will provide me with an opportunity to gain experience as a leader and bring back valuable tools to help my team grow,” scholarship recipient Corinne MacDonald, RN, OCN®, said. “My goal as a leader is to help my team of amazing nurses realize their potential and help them grow to be leaders, which will ultimately improve the care we provide to our patients.”   

“The Leadership Scholarships are dedicated to supporting registered nurses working in oncology who are keen on developing their leadership skills to improve cancer care,” Angie Stengel, MS, CAE, executive director of the Oncology Nursing Foundation, said. “These awards provide up to $1,200, covering the registration fee for a leadership nursing continuing professional development program, which can be attended either virtually or in person. These scholarships are investments in the expert practice of oncology nurses that ultimately touch the lives of many, including patients and their families.” 

The Oncology Nursing Society established the Oncology Nursing Foundation in 1981 to accept charitable contributions to advance these important activities on behalf of oncology nursing. The mission of the Oncology Nursing Foundation is to support oncology nursing excellence. Thanks to the generosity of individuals and institutions over the years, since its inception, the Oncology Nursing Foundation has awarded more than $31 million in funding for oncology nursing education, research, and leadership development, giving nurses the opportunity to pursue excellence in delivering care to patients with cancer. For more information or to donate to the Oncology Nursing Foundation, visit 

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