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JoanOHanlonCurry19 smallJoan O'Hanlon Curry, MS RN CPNP CPON®

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Current Position

Administrative Director, Pediatric Clinical Services
Child and Adolescent Center
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

APHON Membership

APHON Member Since 2004

Local Chapter Membership

APHON–Metro NY Member Since 2005
APHON–Texas Gulf Coast Member Since 2018


  • MS, 1998, Nursing, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • BSN, 1992, Nursing, Pace University, Pleasantville, NY
  • BA, 1989, Psychology, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH


APHON National

  • Board of Directors
    • President-elect 2018-2019
    • Treasurer, 2012-2018
  • The Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Provider Program: Instructor, 2005-present
  • The Pediatric Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Provider Curriculum
  • 2nd Edition Section Editor, 2008
  • 3rd Edition Section Editor, 2011
  • 4th Edition Section Editor, 2018
  • Essentials of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nursing: A Core Curriculum (4th Edition): Co-Author, 2014
  • Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Provider Program Committee: Member, 2006-2012
  • Steering Council
  • Past Chair, 2011-2012
  • Chair, 2009-2011
  • Vice-Chair, 2007-2009
  • Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing (JOPON), Author: Consensus Statements: Ambulatory Pediatric Oncology Nursing Practice, 2010
  • Conference Program Planning Committee: Member, 2009-2010
  • Town Hall Moderator, Social Media, 2010-2012, 2017
  • Town Hall Moderator, Nursing Administration, 2016-2017
  • APHON Annual Conference
  • Concurrent Session Presenter: “You Have a Friend Request”: Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and the Implication of Nursing, 2010
  • Concurrent Session Presenter: “Will My Patient Glow in the Dark?” Radiation Oncology and the Pediatric Patient, 2009

Local Chapter

  • Metro New York Chapter: President, 2007-2012
  • Metro New York Chapter: Regional Conference Co-Chair, 2010-Present

Other Nursing Leadership

  • Children’s Oncology Group (COG)
  • Responsible Individual Nursing, Montefiore Medical Center, 2006-2018
  • Responsible Individual Nursing, The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, 2018-
  • Auditor, 2009-Present
  • FAPTAP: Podium Presenter: “I can eat that when?” Neutropenic Diet: The Who, What, Where, When, and Why. 2011

Other Current Volunteer Commitments

  • Kenyon College: Class Agent