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Saturday, May 3 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Transitioning Education to Practice

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Join us for a four-part podium session that explores the diverse ways nurses are furthering their professional practice, improving patient care and institutional procedures. 

  • Regina DeGennaro and Tanya Thomas will present "Partnering With A School of Nursing to Develop Nursing Competencies for Chemotherapy Administration in an Academic Health System." She'll describe the process for developing oncology nurse competencies in chemotherapy administration at an academic health system.

  • Katharine Derrico will present "Integrating an Evidence-Based Practice Project Into a Graduate Nurse Transition Program: A Successful Mentorship Collaboration." She'll discuss a comprehensive cancer center's pilot program that paired new graduate RNs with experienced nurse mentors, helping them to develop and implement practice reform. 

  • Andrea Smith will present "A Model Workshop for Educating Nurses to Address Sexual Health in Breast Cancer Survivors." She'll describe a popular workshop that encouraged nurses to actively address the barriers to sexual health conversations. To help your institution plan a similar workshop, she'll provide you with the workshop's curriculum and tools, including sample cases for role-playing, language that eases communication barriers, a referral algorithm, and a follow-up evaluation. 

  • Elizabeth Duus will present "Results from an Educational Needs Assessment Pilot Survey on Cancer Anorexia-Cachexia Syndrome in Patients with Advanced Non–Small-Cell Lung Cancer." She'll share results from a pilot survey that highlights nursing understanding of key CACS symptoms, including opportunities for nurses to better manage patients throughout diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring. 


Regina DeGennaro, DNP, RN, AOCN®, CNL

University of Virginia School of Nursing

Katharine Derrico, RN, BSN, OCN®

Fox Chase Cancer Center

Elizabeth Duus, PhD

Helsinn Therapeutics (US), Inc
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Andrea Smith, RN, BSN, CBCN®

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Andrea Smith works full-time in an outpatient medical oncology center at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. She has spent the majority of her 11-year nursing career specializing in oncology. She works alongside physicians in the areas of sexual health and wellness, where she cares for a young population of patients who experience early menopause or menopausal symptoms and sexual dysfunction. In 2013, she and three other... Read More →

Tanya Thomas, RN, BA, BSN, OCN®

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Saturday May 3, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm
303C Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W. Katella Avenue. Anaheim, CA 92802
  • CNE Status Offers CNE
  • Contact Hours of CNE: 1.5
  • Content Level: Intermediate