Departments and Editorial Board

Peer Review Board

The Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing is recruiting new members for its review board. These valuable volunteers assist in ensuring that only scientifically sound information is published. Interested? Complete an application and submit it today!


Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, PhD, APRN, AOCNP®, FAAN

Consulting Editor

Ellen Carr, RN, MSN, AOCN®


The following departments appear in every issue of the journal. They range in length from 1,000-1,500 words, exclusive of tables, figures, and references. For more information on potential topics or opportunities, contact the department's associate editor.

Advanced Practice

This department presents situations unique to advanced practice nurses. It can present a case study listing symptoms, assessment, differential diagnosis, and a treatment plan. Associate Editor Deborah H. Allen, PhD, RN, CNS, FNP-BC, AOCNP®


Essentials offers information on basic oncology nursing that assists new oncology nurses or provides a review for seasoned nurses. Associate Editor Erin Hartnett, DNP, APRN-BC, CPNP


Genetics & Genomics

This department focuses the emerging role of genetics and genomics in cancer care. Associate Editor Suzanne M. Mahon, RN, DNSc, AOCN, APNG 


Novel Approaches

Novel Approaches reviews how new and innovative technology, drugs, drug mechanisms, oncology roles, and systems affect oncology nurses, patients, the healthcare team, and the oncology setting. Examples include "Watson Will See You Now: A Supercomputer to Help Clinicians Make Informed Treatment Decisions" and "Mobile Health Technology and the Use of Health-Related Mobile Applications." Associate Editor Susan Doyle-LindrudDNP, AOCNP®, DCC


Perspectives presents stories, anecdotes, poetry, or artwork related to the patient experience with cancer or cancer care. Authors can be healthcare providers, patients, or family caregivers. Associate Editor Meghan L. Underhill, PhD, RN, AOCNS®


Profession provides content on issues that affect nursing practice and support practice improvement. Topics include the elements of evidence-based professional nursing and interdisciplinary practice, leadership, ethics, staff and work environment issues, etc. Associate Editor Kristen L. Fessele, PhD, RN, AOCN®


Quality disseminates quality improvement work conducted in or applicable to oncology settings that has resulted in measureable change in areas of interest to practicing oncology nurses. Associate Editor Barbara Jagels, RN, MHA, CPHQ


Safety examines potential hazards affecting patients with cancer and those caring for them, including nurses and family caregivers. The column's topics include hazardous medications, falls, radiation risks, oncologic emergencies, and other safety concerns. Associate Editor David G. Glenn, RN, MS

Supportive Care

Supportive Care shares treatment and management strategies in supporting patients, caregivers, and families during various stages of the cancer journey (prevention to end of life). Examples include "Supporting the Couple With Female Dysparenia," "When the Patient Seeks Cure: Challenging Chemotherapy and Radiation Side Effects Requiring Creative Solutions," and "The Nurse's Role in Health Literacy of Patients With Cancer." Associate Editor Ashley Leak Bryant, PhD, RN-BC, OCN®