the path to change: Oncology
nurses leading the way

. :  Susan Collins (London)

Susan Collins, London Health Sciences Centre

I am a Nurse Practitioner in Hematology/Oncology on an in-patient oncology unit  at London Health Sciences Centre in London, Ontario with a rewarding experience in mentoring.  Over the past 3 years I have worked with and encouraged several staff nurses to submit abstracts to CANO. They have been successful in their efforts and were able to give oral presentations in St. John’s and in Edmonton that were very well received. Their experiences have encouraged them and other staff to join CANO(!) and to participate in our local chapter activities.

I have worked for 12 years as a Nurse Practitioner in Hematology /Oncology in the same setting as above; this experience has been so very rewarding as I am privileged to work with patients and their families over time, to provide continuity and consistency as they move through various stages in their cancer journey. An unfortunate aspect of acute leukemia is that the risk of relapse is high and when this happens, I will work with them once again. I will be familiar to them and they to me and this is invaluable.

Susan Collins
London Health Sciences Centre

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