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Oncology Services


Welcome to the home page for the University of North Carolina Hospitals Oncology Nursing services! Patient-centered care flourishes in the teaching environment at UNC Hospitals. We provide a continuum of care that is safe, ethical and consistent with standards of practice, from diagnosis through survivorship or palliation. 

Oncology nurses at UNC Hospitals: 
  • possess special skills, knowledge and competence required for the care and treatment of cancer patients and their families
  • hold specialty certification in oncology nursing, with Oncology Nursing Society trainers on staff to facilitate competency in the care of patients with malignant disease, assessment, and evaluation of the plan of care including the areas of administration of chemotherapy and biotherapy
  • are an integral part of the multidisciplinary team
  • participate in continuous quality improvement initiatives
  • are supported in efforts to continually develop their expertise through further education
Oncology nursing opportunities may be found on pediatric and adult medical, surgical and bone marrow transplant inpatient units as well as in outpatient clinics and infusion area.  Inpatient care is provided using a combination of primary and team nursing.  Outpatient clinics are in the North Carolina Cancer Hospital, in front of the UNC Neurosciences Hospital.

The clinics are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
We welcome you to come be a part of this exciting field where new research is making miracles possible every day.


Meghan McCann, RN, MSN, NE-BC
Director, Oncology Nursing Services
Inpatient Leadership Team
Crista Creedle, RN, BSN, OCN, Nurse Manager         
Summer Cheek, RN, BSN, OCN, Nurse Manager                                           
Bone Marrow Transplant Unit
Gayl Talbert, RN, MEd, CPON, Nurse Manager
Outpatient Leadership Team
Outpatient Oncology Services and Nurse Navigator Program
Michele Busshart, RN, OCN, Interim Nurse Manager     
Outpatient Infusion Center and OB/GYN Oncology
Claire Kneis, RN, BSN, OCN, Nurse Manager        
Adult and Pediatric Outpatient Bone Marrow Transplant Program
Sam Sharf, Clinical Director        
Outpatient Pediatric Oncology Clinic  
Kenneth Neuvirth, RN, MSN, Nurse Manager    
Outpatient Radiation Oncology Clinic 
Kenneth Neuvirth, RN, MSN, Interim Nurse Manager                                                                             
Oncology Patient Education 
Deborah Ballard, RN, MSN, Oncology Patient Education Coordinator          Jill Hill, RN, PhD, CHPN, Oncology Patient Education Coordinator                                                                           

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