Anne Ojala, MSN, CRNP, AOCNP
Eastern Regional Medical Center
"I want all our patients to know and trust that they have a support system here."
- Anne Ojala, MSN, CRNP, AOCNP
- Master of Science, Nursing, Adult Oncology Nurse Practitioner - Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
- Bachelor of Science, Nursing - Loyola University, Chicago, IL
- Oncology Nursing Chemotherapy Certified – Oncology Nursing Society
- Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner – Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation
- Adult Nurse Practitioner – American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Practicing Since: 2008
“Each patient has a unique direction that they want their care to take, and I try to accommodate that,” says Anne Ojala, Nurse Practitioner at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Philadelphia. “I want my patients to have the utmost positive experience they can during this time.”
Ojala earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Loyola University in 2004. She completed her Master of Science in Nursing in the Adult Oncology Nurse Practitioner Program at Thomas Jefferson University in 2011.
From 2008 to 2013, Ojala served as a Registered Nurse in the Hematology/Oncology Unit at a large regional hospital in the Philadelphia area. She joined CTCA in April 2013.
Ojala is an Adult Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation. She is certified in Oncology Nursing Chemotherapy by the Oncology Nursing Society and is a Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She is a Licensed Nurse Practitioner by the State of Pennsylvania and a Licensed Registered Nurse by the States of Pennsylvania and Illinois. Ojala is a member of the Oncology Nursing Society and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She has presented work on genetic testing and other aspects of cancer care at professional meetings.
At CTCA, Ojala sees patients in the outpatient clinic to address side effects and other concerns and assist patients in navigating their treatment plans. In the stem cell transplant unit, Ojala infuses stem cells, administers chemotherapy and monitors patients during hospital stays. She also provides support to caregivers.
“I enjoy being able to spend time with patients and not feel rushed,” says Ojala. “Patients come here to be listened to, and we need to support their goals.”
When she is not at CTCA, Ojala enjoys jogging, trying new foods, watching old movies and reading.