Now and Forever
Oncology Nursing

. :  2020 Chapter Champions

The OND Chapter Champion recognition is provided by the local chapter to an active CANO/ACIO member who has worked in his/her city or institution to advance oncology nursing. This is administered by the chapter and is meant to recognize local contributions.

If you know a CANO/ACIO nurse who best exemplifies the theme this year: “Now and Forever Oncology Nursing” / << Les soins infirmiers en oncologie d’aujourd’hui et de demain >> please click here to nominate them as an OND Chapter Champion!


Manitoba Chapter Champion / Nightingale Challenge: Jordana Jones

Jordana graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2014 with a Bachelor of Nursing Degree and was grateful to have rotations on both the pediatric and adult bone marrow transplant wards. This is where she was inspired to join the Canadian Blood Services Stem Cell Registry (formerly OneMatch). After going through the process of stem cell donation, Jordana developed a personal and genuine love for oncology and decided to devote her career to oncology nursing.

Jordana started as a Chemotherapy Nurse at the Western Manitoba Cancer Centre in Brandon in 2015 and became a member of CANO the same year. In a matter of 3 short years, she completed the Online Nursing Distance Education Course through the University of Alberta as well as the CNA Exam to become a Certified Oncology Nurse. Over the next few years Jordana split her time between working in the chemotherapy treatment room, Radiation Clinics, and Community Oncology Clinics before accepting a term position as a Nurse Navigator. This year Jordana has joined the CANO Manitoba Executive Team as Newsletter Editor and has become of member of Canadian Association of Nurses for the Environment (CANE).

Outside of work Jordana is an avid traveler, she love spending time in the kitchen and bringing in baked goods for her colleagues. In Jordana’s spare time she enjoys reading and has a passion for protecting our environment. Jordana’s hopes for the future are to continue to be an active member within CANO, specifically focusing on rural oncology as well as environmental sustainability within healthcare. Her goal is to one day complete her master’s degree and work as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for the Community Oncology Programs of CancerCare Manitoba.


Ontario-Champlain Chapter: Phil Nguyen

Phil Nguyen was chosen as this years Chapter Champion for the Ontario-Champlain Chapter, as he exemplifies this years OND theme “Now and Forever Oncology Nursing”.

Phil is a natural born leader. His professionalism and pride for oncology nursing is demonstrated in his daily practice where his compassion for his patients is evident. He shares his passion for oncology nursing through the teaching and support of nursing students both in a clinical setting and in nursing labs. He is a respected preceptor for new graduates and new hires on both the medical oncology unit and now the BMT/hematology unit. Phil is a strong role model for the new generation of nursing.

Phil’s approachability, positive attitude and collaborative nature make him someone you look forward to working with. He has collaborated on numerous research projects and has presented at annual CANO conferences. He has been a longstanding member of the Ottawa/Champlain Chapter and holds an important role in recruiting new members. We are so fortunate to have Phil as apart of our team and recognize his contributions to oncology nursing.

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