Ann McNeill | CureTalks
Ann is Advanced Practice Nurse, Multiple Myeloma Division at John Theurer Cancer Center at HUMC. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Rutgers University and spent many years in the pathology department at Hackensack University Medical Center, working in the field of blood transfusion technology. She has served as an adjunct professor in the Allied Health Division of a local community college teaching the principles and techniques of blood transfusions. Wanting to leave the laboratory setting for an opportunity to have more direct patient contact, Ann decided to return to school to obtain her nursing degree. In 1995, she completed her Associate’s Degree in Nursing at Bergen Community College and then went on to pursue a BSN and an MSN at Felician College, with a focus on the adult nurse practitioner role. Ann joined the John Theurer Cancer Center at the medical center in 2003, where she started as an infusion nurse. Her current role as a nurse practitioner in the Multiple Myeloma Division allows her to provide direct patient care, as well as educate patients and their caregivers with regard to overall disease management and treatment options. Ann's responsibilities include the education of new oncology nurses at the Cancer Center, as well as the facilitation of a large multiple myeloma support group for patients and their loved ones that meets monthly at the center. She is certified in my field of practice and her membership includes The Oncology Nursing Society, as well as the NJSNA, a division of the American Nurses Association. She is also a member of the International Myeloma Foundation’s Nurse Leadership Board, a national consortium of 20+ nurses whose work focuses exclusively on the care of patients with multiple myeloma. She is an author on several abstracts and publications in peer-reviewed journals.
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