As a nurse practitioner, my role is to work with the medical and nursing teams to provide clinical and supportive care to our pediatric oncology patients and their families during their time on the inpatient unit. As a member of the Hematologic Malignancy group at CHOP, I primarily work with leukemia and lymphoma patients. I am able to provide care as the front line provider to oncology patients who are inpatient for chemotherapy. As one of the consistent front line clinicians, I am fortunate to have the opportunity to build strong relationships with many of our patients and their families. I am also part of the multidisciplinary team that works to provide all-inclusive education for newly diagnosed patients and their families as they navigate a diagnosis, underlying disease and the treatment to be provided. I value the time I get to spend with a family teaching them about their child's diagnosis, treatment, and side effects of therapy.
I am interested in improving symptom management of the patients receiving chemotherapy, and integrating comprehensive supportive care into the medical care we routinely provide. I also enjoy educating staff nurses and nurse practitioner students, as well as any opportunities to share my knowledge with others. I have also worked with unit-based committees as we continue to strive to provide the best care to our patients and families.
Throughout my years in pediatric oncology, I have been amazed by my patients and their families. Their unwavering strength and ability to overcome all obstacles is truly inspiring. I find myself learning everyday and hope to integrate each moment into my clinical and professional practice.
Education and Training
Certified Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurse (CPHON)Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care (CPNP-AC)Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
BSN - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA
MSN - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA
Titles and Academic Titles
Departments and Services
Posters and Presentations
Oranges, K. Supportive Care Management in the Pediatric Oncology Patient [presentation]. Oncology Nurse Education Day. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Department of Oncology; 2014 June; Philadelphia, PA
Oranges, K. Supportive Care Management in the Pediatric Oncology Patient [presentation]. Liquid Tumor Education Day. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Department of Oncology; 2013 April; Philadelphia, PA
Oranges, K. Lymphomas [presentation]. CPHON Review Class; The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; 2013;Philadelphia, PA.
Oranges, K. Hodgkin Lymphoma [presentation]. University if Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Pediatric Oncology Nurse Practitioner Program; 2013 October; Philadelphia, PA
Oranges, K., Callahan, C. & Grifo, A. Hodgkin Lymphoma [presentation]. CICU/CCU Medical Team. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, CICU/CCU Medical Team; 2013; Philadelphia, PA
Oranges K, Getman S, Beatty J, Easow C, LeBoeuf R, Matera G, Menius R, Petrosa W, Ravenell C, Roberston D, Robinson M, Schmitt M, Scott C, Sha C, Sondhi S, Watts E, & Deatrick JA. Weighing In: Addressing the Obesity Epidemic in the Community with a Partnership Between Nurse Practitioner and High School Students [poster presentation]. Pediatric Nursing 28th Annual Conference, July 20, 2012, Boston,MA
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON): 2009-present
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP): 2011-present