Barbara Rogers, CRNP, MN, AOCN, ANP-BC
Late effects of Radiation Therapy, Cognitive Changes as a Late Effect of Cancer Treatment, Late Effects on Sexuality, Webcast on Late Effects of Cancer Survivorship, www.ons.org (ONS Website), March 2008;
Managing Effects of Cancer Therapy: Nausea and Vomiting, 2008 NCCN Nursing Program, Hollywood, FL, March 2008;
Emerging Trends in Lymphoma Diagnosis and Staging for Advanced Practice, San Antonio, TX; Greenville, SC, February and May 2008;
Evidence-Based Patient Education: Best Practices in Lymphoma Education, Pittsburgh, PA; Greenburg, PA, February and April 2008
Meet other members of the
hematologic cancer treatment team
Adult Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified (ANP-BC):
Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse (AOCN);
Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP)
My interest in oncology nursing started when I was in my undergraduate program. I was involved in a work-study program at the National Cancer Institute. It was during that summer in the early 70's that led me to continuing as an oncology nurse after graduation. My interests continued to be fostered while serving as the US Army Nurse at Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco.
In the fall of 1988, I had the pleasure of joining the Fox Chase Cancer Center nursing team. I served as the clinical manager in the clinical research unit. During 7 years in this position, I had 24-hour responsibility for managing the unit. Thereafter, I became the clinical nurse specialist for Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Program. While working as a Clinical Nurse Specialist, I returned to school and obtained a post-master's Nurse Practitioner Certificate.
By the middle of 1997, as a nurse practitioner I was able to fill a new role in this department. I work closely with patients with hematologic malignancies and their families to assist them in meeting their medical needs and to educate them about their disease and course of treatment. It can be challenging to navigate your way through the system and I enjoy helping my patients on their difficult journey. During much of my career I have been in management positions. It is through these roles, working closely with patients, that has been the most gratifying part of my career.
Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa., Post-Masters Nurse Practitioner Certification Program, 1997;
University of California, Los Angeles, Ca., Masters of Nursing, Med-Surg Nursing, Oncology Specialization, 1984
Honors and Awards
Hematology-Oncology Nurse of the Year, 2006 Healthcare Professional Excellence Awards, Philadelphia Chapter, Leukemia & Publications:
Rogers, B. (2007). AML Prognostic Indicators, Current Treatment Strategies, and Future Directions. New Strategies for the Treatment of Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia. North Miami: Institute for Medical Education & Research, Inc., 1-2.;
Rogers, B. (2006) Leukocytosis. In Camp-Sorrell & Hawkins (Eds) second edition; Clinical Manual for the Oncology Advanced Practice Nurse. Pittsburgh; Oncology Nursing Society, 819-822.;
Lynch, M & Rogers, B. (2006) Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura. In Camp-Sorrell & Hawkins (Eds) second edition; Clinical Manual for the Oncology Advanced Practice Nurse. Pittsburgh; Oncology Nursing Society, 819-822.