In my role as the Patient/Family Education Specialist, I work with the Division of Oncology to plan, organize, develop and implement education programs related to oncology diagnosis and treatment. I meet regularly with patients and families, providing education and helping them to navigate an oncology diagnosis. I serve as a resource for inpatient and outpatient Oncology nurses to provide education at the bedside. Through my work with both inpatient and outpatient oncology populations, I also focus on improving and facilitating a family’s transition from inpatient to outpatient care.
Education and Training
Post Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education - Villanova University, Villanova, PA
APHON Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Provider
Board Certified Pediatric Nurse PractitionerCertified Pediatric Oncology Nurse (CPON)Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Board Certified
BSN - Georgetown University, Washington DC
MSN - Villanova University, Villanova, PA
Titles and Academic Titles
Oncology Patient/Family Education Specialist
Departments and Services
New diagnosis education
Haugen, M., Landier, W., Mandrell, B., Sullivan, J., Schwartz, C., Skeens, M., & Hockenberry, M. (2016). Educating families of children newly diagnosed with cancer: Insights of a delphi panel of expert clinicians from the Children’s Oncology Group. J Pediatr Oncol Nurs. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1043454216652856
Landier, W., Ahern, J., Barakat, L. P., Smita, B., Bingen, K. M., Bondurant, P. G., Cohn, S. L., Dobrozsi, S. K., Haugen, M., Herring, R. A., Hooke, M. C., Martin, M., Murphy, K., Newman, A. R., Rodgers, C. C., Ruccione, K. S., Sullivan, J., Weiss, M., Withycombe, J., Yasui, L., Hockenberry, M. (2016). Patient/family education for newly diagnosed pediatric oncology patients: consensus recommendations from a Children’s Oncology Group expert panel. J Pediatr Oncol Nurs. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1043454216655983
Posters and Presentations
Sullivan J, Haugen M. Using COG Resources to Optimize Your Nursing Practice [oral presentation]. National APHON Conference; 2016 Sep; Indianapolis, IN.
Sullivan J. Discharge Medication Counseling for the Oncology Patient with Limited English Proficiency [oral presentation]. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Quality and Safety Day; 2016 May; Philadelphia, PA.
Sullivan J. Follow-Up Telephone Calls for Newly Diagnosed Pediatric Oncology Patients [oral presentation]. Regional APHON Conference; 2016 Mar; Radnor, PA.
Sullivan J, Sciasci J, Patel N, O’Neill S. Discharge Medication Counseling for the Oncology Patient with Limited English Proficiency [presentation]. Regional APHON Conference; 2016 Mar; Radnor, PA.
Szalda D, Sullivan J, Pultman S, Schwartz L, Barakat L. Improving The Care of Adolescent And Young Adults (AYA) In Oncology: Educational Programming for Pediatric Oncology Nurses [poster presentation]. Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Conference; 2015 Mar; Los Angeles, CA.
Ryan A, Powell S, DiDomenico C, Shuttlesworth J, Sullivan J. Determining the Need for Blood Pressure Monitoring During Etoposide Infusions: The Journey to a Clinical Practice Change [poster presentation]. Regional APHON Conference; 2015 Mar; Radnor, PA.
Sullivan J, Wallace C. Follow-Up Telephone Calls for Newly Diagnosed Pediatric Oncology Patients [poster presentation]. Regional APHON Conference; 2015 Mar; Radnor, PA.
Sullivan, J, Barkman D. Family Centered Care Approach to Educating Newly Diagnosed Oncology Families [poster presentation]. International Patient and Family Centered Care Conference; 2014 Aug; Vancouver, Canada.
Gipson M, Sullivan J, Wallace C. Follow Up Telephone Calls for Newly Diagnosed Pediatric Oncology Patients [poster presentation]. 30th Annual Pediatric Nursing Conference; 2014 Jul; National Harbor, MD.
Sullivan J. The Road Home: From Diagnosis to Discharge [poster]. Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses 3rd Regional Conference; 2014 March 14; Villanova, PA.
Sullivan J, Powell S. Caring for a Global Patient Population: Developing a Solution for Consistent Central Venous Line Care [poster presentation]. Regional APHON Conference; 2014 Mar; Radnor, PA.
Sullivan J, Madonia L, Gross K. Safety Sails at the Children’s Hosp. of Philadelphia [presented poster]. National APHON Conference; 2010 Oct; Minneapolis, MN.
Awards and Honors
2015, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Excellence in Nursing Education Award, sponsored by The Lorrie Rudolph Endowment
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations and Honorary Societies
Children’s Oncology Group (COG) Member-At-Large, Patient and Family Education
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses
- Regional APHON Conference Planning Member
Oncology Nursing Society
Sigma Theta Tau, Nursing Honor Society
Georgetown University, Admissions Ambassador Program
Patient Experience Ratings
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