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Kennon MCCollum DNP, FNP-C, APRN-BC

Georgia Cancer Specialists affiliated with Northside Cancer Institute (Nurse Practitioner )

Philosophy of Nursing

My personal philosophy of nursing is based in the belief that nursing is the culmination of science, skill, art, and compassion that is centered on the objectives of caring for individuals, families, and communities. It is my belief that the care given to others is optimized when it is driven by ethical values, compassion, and is derived from evidence-based outcomes. Nursing care should be provided in a holistic manner and possess the qualities of respect, dignity, and integrity. Nursing professionals should recognize that individuals are unique, and should be espoused to respect cultural diversities, while delivering care that addresses both health and illness in a manner that encompasses the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual aspects of the human experience. InI also believe that nurses should forever strive to be advocates, communicators, educators, and critical-thinkers that are constantly challenged to seek education that keeps skills and knowledge in alignment with modern advances and technology.

Statement of Skills

Doctoral prepared board certified family nurse practitioner with specialty experience in both the inpatient and outpatient management of oncology and hematology patients. Additional diversified background in emergency care, critical care, and pulmonary medicine. More than two decades of experience in the healthcare industry with varied managerial and leadership experiences that include, management, scheduling, and oversight of large groups of nurses and nurse practitioners in both office and hospital settings. Effective communicator with an affinity for healthcare informatics, information technology, and a broad knowledge of various electronic medical records and patient care systems. Experienced as a clinical preceptor and as adjunct nursing faculty.

Certifications

Sep 1991Jan 2024

RN / NP State Licensure

Georgia Board of Nursing
Jul 2002Jul 2027

Family Nurse Practitioner

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Oct 1988Jun 2024

Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS)

American Heart Association

Education

Work experience

Oct 2002Present

Oncology / Hematology Nurse Practitioner

Georgia Cancer Specialists

Work experiences include the primary management and oversight of hematology and oncology patients as a nurse practitioner with experiences in both the office and in-patient setting.  Patient care responsibilities include: diagnosis and management of hematologic and oncologic conditions; oversight and monitoring of multiple chemotherapy modalities; laboratory and radiographic interpretation; procedure expertise in bone marrow biopsy, Omaya reservoir access; intra-thecal chemotherapy administration.

Sept 1998Oct 2002

Emergency and Critical Care Agency Nurse

Medical Staffing Network

Work experience as an agency and on-call nurse in both emergency and critical care at Dekalb Medical center

Sep 1995Jun 1997

Adjunct Clinical Faculty

Georgia Perimeter College Department of Nursing

Responsible for on-site clinical teaching and coordination of didactic segments into clinical nursing experiences for a community college ADN program.

Oct 1991Sept 1998

Emergency and Critical Care Nurse

Grady Memorial Hospital

Work experience at Grady in the emergency department and the critical care units as an RN.

July 1989Oct 1991

Emergency Department Technician

Piedmont Hospital (Emergency Department)

Responsible for assessment, triage, EKG and cardiac monitoring, orthopedic quipment, sterilization, surgical and trauma assistance, patient education, and supply requisition as an emergency department technician

Aug1987Jul 1989

Parenteral IV Admixture Technicican

Piedmont Hospital (Pharmacy Department)

Responsible for the admixture of IV solutions, anti-neoplastic agents, sterility control, hyperalimentation admixture, patient medication profile management, and inventory control.

April 1986Jan 1987

Parenteral IV Admisture Technician

Saint Mary's Hospital

Responsible for the admixture of IV solutions, anti-neoplastic agents, sterility control, hyperalimentation admixture, patient medication profile management, and inventory control.

Dec 1985Apr 1986

Nursing Assistant

Cedar Hills Nursing Home

Fulfilled the duties of a nursing assistant in an extended care skilled nursing facility.

Skills

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Bone Marrow Biopsy Procedure

Proficient in preforming over 2500 bone marrow biopsy procedures in both outpatient and inpatient settings.

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Omaya Reservoir Intathecal Chemotherapy Administration
Proficient in the in the intrathecal administration of Cytarabine and Methotrexate via Omaya reservoir access.
10
NextGen OASIS EHR / EPM System

Proficient in patient profile management, order entry, medication profile management, encounter billing, and documentation.

9
Microsoft Office Suite

Proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word. Excellent word processing skills.

NATIONAL SPEAKING EXPERIENCES

Oncology Nursing Society (ONS): National Podium Speaker: Optimizing Care for Halaven Patients: April 2016: ONS National Convention, San Antonio TX

Leukemia Lymphoma Society (LLS): National Podium Speaker:  Understanding Imbruvica in CCL/SLL: November 2016: LLS:  Patient Ambassador Convention, Atlanta GA

Research Experiences

Study: (Nursing study) Evaluation of an Adjuvant Breast and Colon Cancer Survivorship Program

Role: Principal Investigator

Location: University of Alabama Capstone College of Nursing, Tuscaloosa AL

Sponsors: Georgia Cancer Specialists, Northside Cancer Institute

Dates: November 2012 - August 2013

Study: (Phase IV observational trial)Studying First Line Treatment of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) in a Real-world Setting (SIMPLICITY)

- Research Coordinator

Clinical trial identifier: NCT01244750

Role: Site coordinator

Sponsors: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Georgia Cancer Specialists

Dates: June 2010 - October 2011

Study: (Phase IV observational trial) Connect CLL: The Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Disease Registry

- Research Coordinator

Clinical trial identifier: NCT01081015

Role: Site coordinator

Sponsors: Celgene corporation, Georgia Cancer Specialists

Dates: June 2010 - October 2011

Study: (Phase IV observational trial) Connect MM- The Multiple Myeloma Disease Registry

- Research Coordinator

Clinical trial identifier: NCT01081028

Role: Site coordinator

Sponsors: Celgene corporation, Georgia Cancer Specialists

Dates: June 2010 - December 2011

Study: (Phase IV observational trial) A Registry of Sipuleucel-T Therapy in Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer (PROCEED)

- Research Coordinator

Clinical trial identifier: NCT01306890

Role: Site coordinator

Sponsors: Dendreon, Georgia Cancer Specialists

Dates: June 2011 - October 2011

Community and Volunteer Activities

Camp MAGIK (Mostly About Grieving in Kids)

A camp dedicated to helping children who have suffered the loss of loved one process, understand, ans experience the feelings and aspects of grief through grief counseling in a structured camp environment.

Role:Camp Nurse

Dates: October 2002 - Present

Meals on Wheels Atlanta

A programs that provide meals to seniors who need them at congregate locations like senior centers, and through delivery directly to the homes of seniors whose mobility is limited

Role: Volunteer

Dates: September 1991 - June 1995

Leadership Experiences

Peer Review Board Member

Peer Reviewer: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing (CJON)

June 2014 - Present

Georgia Cancer Specialists Survivorship Program

Program developer, primary research investigator:

January 2011 - Present

Georgia Cancer Specialists IT Oversight Committee

Committee member: January 2004 - Present

Georgia Cancer Specialists Mid-Level Provider Leadership Council

Regional managerial representative: February 2004 - April 2011

Georgia Cancer Specialists OASIS IT Development Committee

Committee member: February 2002 – Present

Grady Memorial Hospital Emergency Care Center Charge Nurse Committee

Committee member: February 1992 - December 1997

Grady Memorial Hospital Emergency Care Center Education Committee

Committee member: February 1992 - December 1997

Grady Memorial Hospital Emergency Care Center Preceptor Committee

Committee member: December 1992 – June 1997

Grady Memorial Hospital Emergency Care Center Reorganization Task Force

Committee chairperson: April 1993 - December 1994

National Student Nurses Association

Elected national board of directors: 1990 – 1991 Term

Elected chairperson strategic planning committee: 1990 - 1992 Term

Elected by-laws committee member: 1990 - 1991 Term

Nursing image committee: 1990 - 1991 Term

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