Kimberly Cobb, BSN, RN, OCN

Kimberly Cobb, BSN, RN, CPHON

Clinical Locations

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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