Regional Cancer Center ~ Erie, PA

Congratulations to RCC’s newest “Doctor”

Sep 14, 2011 | Posted in News

Congratulations to RCC’s newest “Doctor”

Susan Roche, DNP, CRNP, AOCNP, APRN-BC has been caring for patients at The RCC for over 7 years, yet she is the newest “doctor” at the center, having earned the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree.

DNP is an advanced-level practice degree that focuses on the clinical aspects of nursing rather than academic research. The curriculum for the DNP degree generally includes advanced practice, leadership, and application of clinical research.

Sue’s years of experience as a practitioner and educator combined with the accomplishment of her DNP make her the only regional expert in the care and management of the hematology/oncology patient from a nursing perspective.

Sharing her expertise, Sue is a mentor to many of the area professionals including students seeking a nursing degree for the first time, her physician extender colleagues at RCC, and the various relationships she has developed over the years with oncology nurses nationally. She is a recognized national expert and has participated with the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) not only as presenter at their national forums, but also as a content expert in planning and validating educational offerings they provide.

Sue chairs the NW PA ONS Chapter’s Program committee which is instrumental in bringing oncology specific nursing education to the region.

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