Monica Scanlan, BSN, RN

Monica Scanlan, RN, BSN

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111


Nurse Navigator, Genitourinary (GU) Oncology Surgery

Treatment Philosophy

 I came to Fox Chase in 1986, when we first started doing general surgery.  I was an Operating Room (OR) nurse looking to leave Roxborough Hospital, where I went to nursing school.  I applied to all the area hospitals, but I heard from Fox Chase first and decided to work here for six months or so, until I heard from one of the other hospitals.  I never thought I could take care of patients who had cancer, but the six-month stay has turned into thirty years.

During my twenty nine years in the OR, I have had the pleasure of working with some of the finest surgeons in the country.  Their dedication to our patients through research and best practices is one of the reasons I stayed this long.  At Fox Chase I am part of a multidisciplinary team that works for one goal, to ease the burden of human cancer.  The nursing care is incredible and I was proud to be a part of such a fine group of nurses. 

I obtained my BSN from Holy Family University as part of the accelerated program that they offered on Fox Chase’s campus starting in 2013.  With my BSN, I could transfer out of the OR because nursing is a very physical job, and the OR is an especially grueling specialty.  I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to interview for the Nurse Navigator position.  I would be working with the urologists, whom I worked with closely in the OR and I knew of their talent and compassion.  A change of this magnitude would not have been possible had I not had complete faith in the surgeons I would now be working with exclusively. As a Nurse Navigator, I look forward to offering my patients my expertise in the surgical field to guide them to the proper physician.

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