Colleen Turrisi, MSN, RN, CNS, CRNP

Colleen Turrisi

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111


Advanced Practice Clinician
Nurse Practitioner

Treatment Focus

Radiation Oncology Survivorship

Treatment Philosophy

In my 39 years as an oncology nurse, my philosophy has been to treat my patients with honor and respect. I believe that my role in caring for them is a privilege. I believe in helping to guided them to feel the best that they can, through not only treating their cancer, but also maximizing the most healthy choices in living their lives. This includes addressing patients' mental state (emotional stressors, coping skills, family issues), as well as physical status (exercise, sleep, nutrition, taking a holistic approach to wellness). I feel blessed to have chosen a career I love.

Education, Training & Credentials

Educational Background

  • CRNP, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2007
  • MSN, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1994
  • BS, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ, 1977


  • American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncologists (ASTRO)
  • Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)
Research Profile

Research Interests

  • Cancer survivorship