Nurses in the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
The nurses who work in the Children's Hospital Colorado Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders are highly trained and dedicated to the care of your child and family. Their devotion and expertise is demonstrated in a multitude of ways from their willingness to learn and incorporate the newest comfort measures into their practice, to their commitment to continuing education and certification.
Areas of Expertise
- On the inpatient unit and in the outpatient clinic, your family will be assigned a primary nurse. This individual is responsible for helping coordinate your child’s or adolescent’s care, will communicate their special needs and preferences and is your advocate.
- Nurses are well educated. Close to 100% are college prepared nurses (BSN), some have Master’s degrees, some have additional training, for example Therapeutic Touch, some are bilingual and all attend conferences to keep current with the latest information.
- Nurses are members of our national organization, The Association of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Nurses (APHON), are certified in pediatric hematology and oncology (CPON) and have begun the new process of becoming a certified provider of Pediatric Chemotherapy and Biotherapy.
- Nurses are active in the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) as members and associate members working on clinical studies to improve survival and quality of life for all children and adolescents diagnosed with cancer.
- Nurses are involved and specialized in:
- Bone Marrow Transplant
- Neuro-Oncology (Brain Tumors)
- Experimental Therapeutics
- Supportive Care
- Survivorship and Late Effects
- Creating support programs
- Youth and Pet Survivors (YAPS)
- Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC)
- Support Groups
- Bilingual Care
- Central Lines