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Immediate Past President

Ruccione KathyKathleen Ruccione, PhD MPH RN FAAN CPON®

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Current Position

Associate Professor
Chair, Department of Doctoral Programs, School of Nursing
Azusa Pacific University
Azusa, CA

APHON Membership

APHON Member Since 1989*

Local Chapter Membership

APHON–Southern California Chapter Member since 1982


  • PhD, 2013, Health Behavior Research, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  • MPH, 1978, Public Health, California State University—Northridge, Northridge, CA
  • BS, 1973, Health Science, California State University—Northridge, Northridge, CA


APHON National

  • Nursing Care of the Child with Cancer, Co-Author, 2002, 2011
  • Annual Conference, Keynote Speaker, 1994, 2002, 2008
  • Foundations of Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Core Curricula, Reviewer, 2005
  • Foundations for Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nursing, Reviewer, 2003
  • Local Chapter Committee, Chair, 1984-1987
  • Research Committee, Member, 1981-1985
  • Nominating Committee, Member, 1983

APHON Local Chapter

  • Southern California Chapter, Founder, 1982

Other Nursing Leadership

  • CHLA Hematology/Oncology Patient Family Education Program, Leader, 1984—Present
  • Survivors of Childhood and Adolescent Cancer: A Multidisciplinary Approach, Co-Editor, 2014, 2005, 1994
  • Childhood Cancer Survivors: A Practical Guide to Your Future, Co-Author, 2012, 2006, 2000
  • COG, Inaugural Nursing Discipline Chair, 2000—2010
  • CHLA Survivorship/transition Program, Founder and Director, 1994—2006
  • ONS Mara Mogensen Flaherty Memorial Lectureship, Presenter, 2004