After a 20 plus year career working in the private sector, Christine fulfilled her goal of becoming a Registered Nurse. She began her nursing career in 2006 at Huntington Hospital where she worked on a medical / surgical unit until 2007 when she transferred to the oncology unit. Christine joined NYU Winthrop Hospital in 2011 as an Oncology Nurse Navigator specializing in colorectal, gastrointestinal, pancreatic, and head & neck cancers. Today she is the Supervisor of Oncology Nurse Navigation while maintaining her designation of Oncology Nurse Navigator specializing in pancreatic, gastro-intestinal cancers and cutaneous malignancies. Christine completed her undergraduate degree in nursing at Stony Brook University and her Masters of Nursing Education at the University of Phoenix, Arizona. She is certified on Oncology, Chemotherapy, Biotherapy, and Gerontology. She is the recipient of Huntington Hospital’s Magnet Nurse Award, Nominee of the NS/LIJ Health System President’s Award and Service Excellence Award. Christine has been interviewed by the Association of Community Cancer Centers publication “Oncology Issues” for her role as an Oncology Nurse Navigator and the effective practices in a Multidisciplinary Pancreatic Cancer Program and recently published in the journal of Advanced Practices in Nursing. Christine has shared her expertise on Oncology Nurse Navigation at the NYU Winthrop Cancer Survivors Awareness and Education program, Oncology Nurse Advisor Navigation Summit in Austin Texas, 31st World Congress on Advanced Nursing Practice, Madrid, Spain and the 4th World Nursing and Healthcare Conference, Rome, Italy. She has presented at multiple medical and nursing grand rounds on the topic of Oncology Nurse Navigation. She also served as President of the Oncology Nursing Society, Long Island-Queens local chapter from 2015-2017.
Nursing Education, Nursing Practice and Nursing Innovations