Where Pediatric Oncology Nursing and Mentoring Meet
On episode 402 of The Nurse Keith Show nursing and healthcare career podcast, Keith interviews Cindy Schmus, MSN RN CRNP, a dedicated nurse mentor, educator, and pediatric nurse practitioner. In the course of their conversation, Keith and Cindy discuss the intimacy of pediatric oncology nursing. They also take a deep dive into the magic of mentoring, Cindy’s powerful storytelling, and her motto, “I practice what I teach so I can teach what I practice”.
Cindy Schmus is currently a pediatric nurse practitioner at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where she has been an oncology nurse for 35 years. Her specialty is Neuro Oncology and she is an expert if chemotherapy supportive care, managing toxicities and anticipatory guidance for families. She is also associate program director in the Pediatric Acute care Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of Pennsylvania, where she teaches specifically oncology as a concentration for nurses hoping to specialize in their advanced practice. She is a member of the editorial board for PEDIATRIC Nursing and has been a Professional consultant for over 10 years to the Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania(SNAP). She has been married to John for 30 years and has two thriving, adult daughters both living in Philadelphia.
Nurse Keith is a holistic career coach for nurses, professional podcaster, published author, award-winning blogger, inspiring keynote speaker, and successful nurse entrepreneur. Connect with Nurse Keith at NurseKeith.com, and on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
Nurse Keith lives in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico with his lovely fiancée, Shada McKenzie, a highly gifted traditional astrologer and reader of the tarot. You can find Shada at The Circle and the Dot.
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