Stephanie Powell, MSN, PC NS-BC, CPON

Areas of Expertise: Quality improvement, Patient safety
Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP

  • Background

    As a clinical nurse specialist, my role is to support clinical care for children with cancer in the Outpatient Oncology Clinic. I especially enjoy improving our systems to constantly keep patient and staff safety at the forefront of our care. I have been involved with various safety initiatives at CHOP and presented posters that focus on improving patient safety. I also have a passion for education. I love teaching patients and families as well as other nurses!

    Over the 10 years that I have worked in pediatric oncology, I have been most impressed by the multi-disciplinary teamwork involved in caring for our patients and families.

    Selected Publications, Honors and Professional Activities

    Awards and honors

    2010, CHOP Patient Safety Award
    Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
    Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society

    Editorial and Academic Positions

    Academic positions

    2009-present, Quality Improvement Committee, Division of Oncology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    2009-present, Chemotherapy Safety Committee, Division of Oncology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    2009-present, Pediatric Protocol Review Committee, Division of Oncology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    2009-present, Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs Committee, Division of Oncology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    2009-present, JCAHO Preparedness Unit Leader 
    2009-present, Instructor, APHON Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Course 

    Memberships in Professional Organizations

    Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses

    • 2010, Vice president, local chapter

    Posters and Presentations

    2011

    Powell S, Storey B, Gross K, Callahan C, Lewis S, Manek M, et al. Applying the sterile cockpit to chemotherapy and high risk medications: creation of safety zones [poster presentation]. National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI); 2011 Mar; Baltimore, MD.

    2010

    Powell S, Gross K, Storey B. Safe things come in mini packages [presentation]. Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses 34th Annual Conference; 2010 Oct 14-16; Minneapolis, MN.

    Powell S, Gross K, Storey B. Chemotherapy safety initiative: solving the puzzle for safer administration [presentation]. Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses 34th Annual Conference; 2010 Oct 14-16; Minneapolis, MN.

  • Education and Training

    Additional Training

    MSN - Villanova University, Villanova, PA

    Board Certification

    Certified Pediatric Oncology Nurse (CPON)
    Board Certified Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist

    Undergraduate Degree

    BSN - Villanova University, Villanova, PA

    Graduate Degree

    Post Masters CNS - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Outpatient Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Candidate

  • Centers and Programs
  • Research Interests

    Retinoblastoma
    Leukemia