The ASBMT Nursing Steering Committee provides leadership for nurses within ASBMT and promotes nursing representation on ASBMT committees. The steering committee collaborates with the ONS Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplant SIG on various projects and represents ASBMT's interests on these projects.
The Nursing SIG Steering Committee members are:
Suni Elgar, RN, BSN, OCN®, Chair
Margaret Bellerjeau, RN, MSN, BMTCN®, OCN®, CHTC, Chair Elect
Elingel (Leng) Aguada, MSN MPH RN OCN®, Member
Jennifer Frith, MSN, RN, OCN®, NE-BC, Member
Rebeca Gonzales, RN, BS, MA, Member
Joyce Neumann, PhD, APRN, AOCN®, BMTCN®, Member
Lisa Pinner, RN, MSN, CPON®, BMTCN®, Member
Chris Rimkus, RN, MSN, AOCN®, Ex-officio
D. Kathryn Tierney, RN, PhD, Ex-officio
Stephanie Jardine, Non-Voting Member, ONS representative
Beth Murphy, Non-Voting Member, NMDP
ASBMT Staff Liaison - Kelsey Redman
The Nursing Special Interest Group (N-SIG) offers blood and marrow transplant nurses a forum for education, the exchange of ideas, networking, the promotion of transplant nursing, and the dissemination of best practices within the field of blood and marrow transplantation. The N-SIG collaborates with a similar group sponsored by the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) on an annual conference focused on advancing the practice of BMT nursing. The Nursing SIG contributes to the mission of ASBMT through participation in projects and committees.
Why You Should Join
To build a robust SIG, we need dedicated, compassionate, energetic and committed volunteers. We need YOU! The SIG offers opportunities to get involved in SIG projects, the steering committee, ASBMT committees and conference planning.
How You Can Join
Membership in the Nursing SIG is open to any ASBMT member. We welcome nurses functioning in a wide variety of roles, including staff nurses, nurse educators, transplant coordinators, clinic nurses and any other roles within the blood and marrow transplant program of a hospital, medical center or health care system.
If you would like to join the SIG, you must first be a member of the ASBMT. If you are already a member of ASBMT, send an email to email@example.com to join this SIG.
Read the Nursing SIG charter for more information on the SIG's purpose, membership and committees, including committee composition, selection and responsibilities.
Committee on Education
D. Kathryn Tierney, RN, Ph.D., firstname.lastname@example.org
Conference Planning Committee
Rebecca Martin, BSN, RN, OCN®, BMTCN® (Chair) email@example.com
Mary Peterson, APRN, ANP-BC, AOCNP® firstname.lastname@example.org
Margaret Bellerjeau, RN, MSN, OCN®, CHTC (Chair) email@example.com
Rebecca Martin, BSN, RN, OCN®, BMTCN® (Co-Chair) firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract Review Committee
Joyce Neumann, Ph.D, APRN, AOCN®, BMTCN® (Chair) email@example.com
Be the Match
National Marrow Donor Program
Blood and Marrow Transplant Certified Nurse (BMTCN®)
Are you ready to enhance your professional credibility and enjoy the feeling of personal accomplishment that comes from being certified? If you meet the criteria for applying, take the test for certification as a BMT nurse and become recognized for your specialty knowledge in BMT nursing.
Fundamentals of Blood and Marrow Transplant
This comprehensive overview will enhance your ability to care for patients receiving BMT throuhgout the cancer continuum. You'll learn about resources for setting up and enhancing BMT programs, discuss advanced concepts and future directions of BMT, and take home clinical pearls for caring for pediatric BMT recipients. "Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: A Manual for Nursing Practice" is included with the course registration.
The European Blood and Marrow Transplantation Textbook for Nurses
This textbook, endorsed by the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT), provides adult and pediatric nurses with a full and informative guide covering all aspects of transplant nursing, from basic principles to advanced concepts.
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