Cathy Timko, MSN, CRNP

Cathy Timko, MSN, CRNP

Cathy Timko, MSN, CRNP, is a clinical nurse manager for Global Patient Services at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Background

Ms. Timko, a pediatric nurse practitioner, has been with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) since 1993 working in the Division of Oncology both as a staff nurse and as a nurse practitioner in inpatient and outpatient clinical settings.

As a member of the IPS team, Cathy coordinates care and access to CHOP services for international patients and facilitates communication between referring physicians and the CHOP hospital staff. She provides ongoing case management for each patient from initial contact to time of discharge. Cathy enjoys working with families from all over the world and is excited to be part of the IPS family.

Cathy received a master's degree in the science of nursing and bachelor's degree in the science of nursing, both from Villanova University. 

Education and Training

Board Certification

Basic Life Support (BLS)
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care (CPNP-PC)

Undergraduate Degree

BSN - Villanova University, Villanova, PA

Graduate Degree

MSN - Villanova University, Villanova, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Clinical Nurse Manager, Global Patient Services

Departments and Services

Publications

Posters and Presentations

2010

Clerico D, Timko C, Bobeck M, Simpson C, Chen-Lim ML, Ogle SK, et al. Procedural sedation for children with cancer: how do clinicians decide? [poster presentation]. 20th Annual Society of Pediatric Nurses Convention; 2010 Apr 30-May 2; Orlando, FL.

Timko C, Clerico D. A mixed method approach to analyzing clinician decision making for procedural sedation in children with cancer [presentation]. Nursing Grand Rounds, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; 2010 Dec; Philadelphia, PA

Timko C, Clerico D. A mixed method approach to analyzing clinician decision making for procedural sedation in children with cancer [presentation]. Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses 34th Annual Conference; 2010 Oct 14-16; Minneapolis, MN.

2009

Simpson C, Clerico D, Bobeck M, Chen-Lim M, Timko C, Ogle S, et al. Factors influencing the decision to provide general anesthesia or moderate sedation for treatment related procedures in children with cancer [poster presentation]. Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses 33rd Annual Conference; 2009 Sep 10-12; Orlando, FL.

Timko C. Leukemia [presentation]. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Certified Pediatric Oncology Exam Review Course. 2009 Mar; Philadelphia, PA.

Timko C. Wilms tumor [presentation]. University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Graduate Nursing Program; 2009; Philadelphia, PA.

2008

Timko C. Leukemia [presentation]. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Certified Pediatric Oncology Exam Review Course. 2008 Mar; Philadelphia, PA.

Timko C. Wilms tumor [presentation]. University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Graduate Nursing Program; 2008; Philadelphia, PA.

2007

Wallace C, Timko C, Nichols K, Campbell L. Pediatric hereditary cancer predisposition program: providing the missing link [poster presentation]. Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses 31st Annual Conference; 2007 Oct 4-6; Milwaukee, WI.

Timko C. Nutritional support of the pediatric oncology population with enteral tube feedings [presentation]. The Children's Oncology Group Nursing Workshop; 2007 Apr; Dallas, TX.

Timko C. Leukemia [presentation]. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Certified Pediatric Oncology Exam Review Course; 2007 Jan, Mar; Philadelphia, PA.

Timko C. Wilms tumor [presentation]. University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Graduate Nursing Program; 2007; Philadelphia, PA.

Leadership and Memberships

Sigma Theta Tau

Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses

National Association of Pediatric Nurses and Nurse Practitioners

Children's Oncology Group 2005-2008, Nutrition Subcommittee