Ann Pellegrino, OCN, MSN, ANP-BC
Poster Presentation at Oncology Nursing Society meeting; "Translation of chemotherapy discharge instructions in German, Spanish, French and Russian";
Pain Resource Nurses Conference: Management of Narcotic Side Effects
Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN);
Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP);
Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP)
I joined the nursing staff at Fox Chase Cancer Center in 1987. I started my career as a staff nurse on a medical oncology unit. I then moved to the outpatient department where I worked in the infusion room, clinic and phone triage. Until I became a nurse practitioner, I worked for a home care and home infusion company along with my position at Fox Chase. I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to help care for cancer patients in the inpatient, outpatient and home care settings.
I always wanted to pursue a Master's Degree and decided to return to school to become a certified adult nurse practitioner. In my current role, I have an opportunity see patients with gastrointestinal cancers as well as melanoma patients. I perform a patient history and physical exam. I educate patients about their disease and help manage disease and treatment related side effects. I see patients that are initially diagnosed with cancer, on active treatment and those who are considered survivors.
It is extremely gratifying to work with these patients and their families. Working as a nurse at Fox Chase gives you the opportunity to really get to know the patient and their family.
La Salle University, Master of Science in Nursing, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Philadelphia, Pa., 2000
Honors and Awards
Nursing Certificate of Recognition, Fox Chase Cancer Center;
Scholarship to attend cancer pain management course, "Improving Clinical Practice Pain Management"
Addiction and Chronic Pain: Test Your Knowledge, PRN Newsletter, Volume 4 (3), 2003, ONS Pain SIG Newsletter;
Opioid Induced Nausea, PRN Newsletter, co-author, Volume 5 (3), 2004;
Palonosetron, PRN Newsletter, Volume 5 (3), 2004;
Hepatocellular Cancer, Nursing 2006, October 2006