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Kimberly Cobb, BSN, RN

Kimberly Cobb, BSN, RN, CPHON

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111

About

Nurse Navigator, Breast Oncology Program

Treatment Philosophy

My nursing journey started because of my mother. I had originally wanted to be a pediatric physician when I was growing up. However, I took a job as a nurse’s aide at Montgomery Hospital and witnessed firsthand the impact nurses have on patients when I worked alongside my mother, a nurse at the same hospital. I saw her comfort a patient in a time of great distress and care for both the patient’s physical and emotional needs in a way that would only happen at the bedside. From there my career ambitions changed and I went to nursing school at York College of PA.

When I graduated nursing school with my BSN, I took my first nursing job at Lehigh Valley Health Network on the pediatric med surg floor. I took care of not only the patient, but also the entire family. We displayed a family centered care model, and the family was involved during the entire hospital stay. I fell in love with the patients I took care of, especially the pediatric oncology patients. It was there that my passion for oncology blossomed.

The majority of my career has revolved around pediatric oncology. I have worked on the inpatient oncology and bone marrow transplant units at Seattle Children’s, St. Louis Children’s, and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. These institutions have taught me a lot in my professional career and have helped evolve my experience into what it is today. I am a Certified Pediatric Oncology Hematology nurse.

I accepted this position as the Breast Nurse Navigator at Fox Chase because of my passion for oncology and desire to help women. A dear friend of mine was treated for breast cancer here at Fox Chase when I was in nursing school.  I also had the privilege of being with her in her final moments as a friend, and I witnessed the power of nursing as they cared for her in the end. It seems as if my career has come full circle as I work here now as a nurse in the breast program. I am fortunate to be part of the breast team and work with the women and men who come through the doors with a diagnosis no one ever wants to hear. I am grateful for the privilege to play a role in the patient’s journey and supporting them along the way.

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