VICC’s Knoop elected to Oncology Nursing Society board of directorsMar. 12, 2020, 8:40 AM
by Tom Wilemon
Teresa Knoop, MSN, RN, assistant director of Clinical Operations for the Clinical Trials Office at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has been elected to the board of directors of the Oncology Nursing Society.
Her three-year term on the 10-member board begins in May when she will be installed during the Oncology Nursing Society Annual Congress in San Antonio, Texas.
“In 1984, I discovered my love for oncology nursing and am honored to have experienced a variety of roles in my chosen profession,” Knoop said. “Oncology nursing has afforded me the opportunity to exhibit leadership and grow professionally in each of my roles, including inpatient bedside nursing and clinical education, as well as more traditional leadership roles such as clinical nurse specialist, manager and assistant director.
“It is my belief that nurses can be innovative and impactful leaders no matter the position they hold. I have been mentored and encouraged throughout my career by leaders in oncology nursing, most of whom were involved in the Oncology Nursing Society.
“I was encouraged to publish, present and accept professional growth opportunities, and I believe that it is time to leverage my professional and personal growth experiences to give back.”
Knoop, who received her MSN from the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, has been at VICC since 1997, where she developed the Clinical Trials Information Program.
She began her career in oncology nursing in 1984. She has been a member of the Gilda’s Club Nashville Medical Advisory Board since 1996 and a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives since 2018.
“We are proud of Teresa’s appointment to the board of this prestigious organization and know that she will serve the oncology nursing profession well in this post,” said Anna Rodriguez, MSN, MHA RN, NEA-BC, associate nursing officer for VICC.
With more than 35,000 members, the Oncology Nursing Society is a professional association committed to promoting excellence in oncology nursing and the transformation of cancer care.