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Nancy Hutchinson, M.S., R.N., O.C.N. Share This OHSU Content

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Clinical Instructor
Oregon Health & Science University
School of Nursing Portland Campus
3455 SW US Veterans Road, SN-6S
Portland, Ore. 97239
E-Mail: greenen@ohsu.edu

 

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Although I come from a family of nurses, it was not my initial desire to follow suit. After having experiences working as a health educator both locally and with the US Peace Corps, I was led to pursue a career in nursing. I cannot imagine doing anything else. I have been a nurse for 15 years. It has been such a privilege to be part of the lives of patients and their families as they work through the challenges that face each of them. I have spent my career as an adult oncology nurse working on an inpatient unit as well as in an oncology/bone marrow transplant clinic. As an oncology nurse, I developed a passion for end-of-life care and spent several years working as a case manager for a local home hospice agency. These have truly been my most challenging and rewarding experiences as a nurse. Recently I participated in the ELNEC (End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium) training course to deepen my knowledge and understanding of the complex issues surrounding end-of-life care. It is my hope to share some of this knowledge with students as they learn to care for patients at end-of-life. As well as working as a clinical instructor, I continue to provide direct patient care to patients and families pursuing bone marrow transplant in the clinic at the Center for Hematologic Malignancies clinic.

EDUCATION

Masters of Science, Nursing Education (Geriatrics) Oregon Health & Science University
Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing, Oregon Health Sciences University
Bachelor of Science, Community Health Education, Portland State University

Teaching

Undergraduate nursing students in courses such as Chronic Illness and End-of-Life and Populations Based Care

Service Activities

  • ILC -Geriatrics and EOL Care
  • Oncology Nurse Certified, Member of Oncology Nursing Society
  • Member of Sigma Theta Tau International