Donna Clark on the Transition From Oncology Nurse to Patient

Donna Clark, RN, Mitchell Cancer Institute, discusses what it was like to be a patient with endometrial cancer after more than two decades of being an oncology nurse.

Donna Clark, RN, Mitchell Cancer Institute, discusses what it was like to be a patient with endometrial cancer after more than two decades of being an oncology nurse.

As an oncology nurse, Clark knew the symptoms, such as fever and infection, to look out for as a patient. Also, by crossing into the patient realm, Clark, who is in remission and back to nursing, now has a better understanding of patients and their side effects, such as fatigue and bone pain since she is “one in the club.”