Nurse Practitioner

A nurse practitioner is a registered nurse with a master’s degree who practices with a collaborating physician.

Nurse Practitioners

Theresa Brown, CRNP, OCN

Barbara Cunningham, MSN, CRNP, Nurse Practitioner, Surgical Oncology, 
Breast Cancer Surgical Oncology

Donna Edmondson, MSN, CRNP, OCN

Kristen Kreamer, CRNP, MSN, AOCN, APRN-BC

Karon Martyn, MSN, ANP-BC, AOCNP

Agnes Masny, RN, MPH, MSN, CRNP

Kathleen Murphy, NP, AOCN, ACHPN

Susan Roethke, CRNP, MSN, AOCN, ANP-BC

Barbara Rogers, CRNP, MN, AOCN, ANP-BC

Sharon Schwartz, CRNP, MSN, WHCNP

Jill Anne Seely, RN MSN, CRNP

Linda Sesa, MSN, CRNP, AOCNP

Kathleen J. Smith, MSN, ANP-BC, OCN, Nurse Practitioner, Breast Service Line, 
Breast Service Line

Nyree Tedesco-Garafolo, CRNP

Kathryn Tumelty, MSN, AOCNP

Colleen Turrisi, RN, MSN, AOCNP, CRNP

Donna Ward, MSN, CRNP

Oncology nurses, or nurse practitioners, are part of the Advanced Practice Clinicians team at Fox Chase Cancer Center, who provide quality care to our patients.

Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners, otherwise known as CRNPs, are a vital part of the patient care team at Fox Chase. These specially trained nurses are clinical oncology experts who care for patients before, during and after treatment.

Nurse practitioners may also perform research, consultation and education, as well as develop systems to meet community health needs.

As a patient advocate, the nurse practitioner's primary focus is on the individual patient, however nurse practitioners also provide family support.

Nurse Practitioners at Fox Chase Cancer Center are responsible for:

  • Taking medical histories and performing health assessments
  • Examining and treating patients
  • Ordering and interpreting laboratory (diagnostic) tests and x-rays
  • Recording symptoms and progress on patient charts
  • Instructing and counseling patients and their family members
  • Prescribing certain medications
  • Monitoring all aspects of patient care, including diet and physical activity
  • Ordering and/or administering treatment (therapy) and medications
  • Developing and managing nursing care plans
  • Teaching patients and caregivers how to regain independence

For more information about nurse practitioners at Fox Chase, contact the nursing department or call 215-728-2570.