My responsibility as a nurse practitioner is to provide comprehensive care for patients throughout their stay on our service, providing daily assessments, prescribing medications, and collaborating with the multidisciplinary team to provide care that treats the whole person.
I joined Memorial-Sloan Kettering in 2001. I started my journey here as a nurse intern in the clinical assistant program the Colorectal Surgical Service. After graduating from SUNY Binghamton, I spent nine years with the neurology, neurosurgery, orthopaedic, and pain and palliative care units. I provided care to patients and led a variety of staff education programs, training programs for registered nurses, and other projects. I also assisted with unit operations.
I was fortunate to have the opportunity to join the Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Service after graduating from New York University as an acute care nurse practitioner.