Nurses Week 2018

Nurses Week 2018


Content and information provided by Lindsay Chandler, RN, BSN, OCN Nursing Manager for Provision CARES Proton Therapy Knoxville

May 6-12 is a week of excellence for every nurse, and marks a time to acknowledge accomplishments, compassionate patient care and professionalism for the nursing society. The conclusion of Nurses Week is May 12th, in honor of the mother of nursing, Florence Nightingale. Florence Nightingale was born on May 12th, 1820, and she was the innovator of modern nursing. It was through her teaching, compassion, leadership and influence, that the world of nursing has evolved into what it is today.

We are…

  • Steadfast
  • Pediatric Certified
  • Kind-Hearted
  • Supportive
  • Advanced Practice
  • Oncology Certified
  • Empathetic
  • Compassionate
  • Radiation Oncology 


May also is a month that highlights the role of the Oncology Nurse. Oncology Nurses are at the bedside to aid in the explanation of a diagnosis or treatment and are there to provide education and resources for the patients during these taxing events in their lives. An Oncology Nurse can gain knowledge through professional development and complete an examination to become an Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN). This certification signifies that a nurse has the knowledge and proficiency to care for patients with the diagnosis of cancer and marks a level of high achievement in the Oncology community.  Provision is honored to acknowledge two nurses on our team who are Oncology Certified Nurses, Rebecca Bergeron and Lindsay Chandler. Several other nurses on the team are actively pursuing this in hopes to achieve certification by year’s end.

“It’s a nurse’s heart that guides his or her hands to heal” -Lindsay Chandler, RN, BSN, OCN

Please join us in recognizing all the compassion and dedication our amazing nursing team provides at Provision CARES Proton Therapy Center Knoxville. Our nursing team is responsible for documenting detailed health assessments for patients newly diagnosed with cancer, providing patient education founded on evidence-based practice, providing recommendations for screenings and follow up suggestions for abnormal values to ensure early intervention, administering medications, assisting in procedures, utilizing assessment skills and critical thinking to triage and identify acute or emergent conditions, participate in interdisciplinary team rounds to provide the highest quality of patient care.

Provision would like to acknowledge nurses throughout our country. The influence and passion as they practice the art of healing is inspirational. Happy Nurses Week 2018!