In life-threatening emergencies, find the emergency room location nearest you. For non-life-threatening medical needs when your pediatrician is unavailable, visit one of our convenient urgent care locations.
The pediatric oncology nurses who work at the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (CCBD) at Children's Hospital Colorado are highly trained and dedicated to the care of kids, adolescents and young adults with cancer and blood diseases.
Their devotion and expertise is demonstrated in a multitude of ways, from their willingness to learn and incorporate the newest evidence-based practices and technology into their care, to using individualized comfort measures for each patient.
Commitment to kids, education and community
Our nurses are life-long learners committed to continuing education and certification, and they are actively involved within the cancer community. Oncology nurses from the CCBD volunteer at summer camps for children with cancer and blood disorders, and for organizations that provide support and research. They also lead and participate in nursing projects and research that elevate the care they deliver.
A primary oncology nurse for your child and family
Each disease-based program within the CCBD has primary nurses who sub-specialize in that area of hematology, oncology or bone marrow transplantation. Our primary nurses serve as care coordinators who help you navigate through each phase of treatment.
On the inpatient unit and in the outpatient clinic, your family will be assigned a primary nurse or primary team. Your nurse will serve as an educator and care coordinator, ensuring that your child and family understand every step of the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care.
What makes our oncology nurses different?
Our nurses are very well-educated. In fact, close to 100% are college-prepared nurses (with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing or higher). Some have additional training such as Therapeutic Touch or foreign language, and all attend conferences to keep current with the latest information.
Our nurses are members of the Association of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Nurses (APHON), Certified Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurses (CPHON), and are certified Pediatric Chemotherapy and Biotherapy providers (a core component of our chemotherapy competency requirements).
Our 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.