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Joylene Sutton, MSN, FNP-BC

Medical Oncology Nurse Practitioner

Southeastern Regional Medical Center

"I encourage my patients to let me know what I can do to help maintain their quality of life. I listen to my patients and then collaborate with the members of their care team to find solutions to any issues they have."

- Joylene Sutton, MSN, FNP-BC
Joylene Sutton, MSN, FNP-BC

Degree(s)

  • MS, Nursing Education – Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida
  • BS, Nursing – University of Phoenix, Plantation, Florida

Certification(s)

  • Family Nurse Practitioner – American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Chemotherapy and Biotherapy – Oncology Nursing Society
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support – American Heart Association
  • Nurse Instructor - University of Miami

Practicing Since: 1990

As a nurse for more than two decades, Joylene Sutton has cared for thousands of patients. She loves meeting them all and listening to the stories of their lives.

Sutton joined Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Newnan, Georgia, as a Medical Oncology Nurse Practitioner in February 2013. Prior to CTCA, Sutton worked as an oncology nurse in Miami from 1997 to 2011.

Also in 2011, Sutton completed a two-year Family Nurse Practitioner Post Master's Certificate through the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing Education in 2009 at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida.

Sutton's pursued her undergraduate degree at the University of Phoenix in Plantation, Florida, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2005. She also has an Associate Degree in Nursing from Humber College in Toronto, Canada, which she competed in 1990.

After graduation, Sutton worked as a staff nurse at Toronto General Hospital until 1996. Then, after completing her master’s degree, Sutton had three clinical rotations at health facilities in South Florida between 2010 and 2011.

Sutton's overall goal for patients is to help improve their quality of life so they can live fully while fighting cancer. She particularly likes that CTCA offers integrative oncology services such as nutrition therapy, pain management, mind-body medicine and naturopathic medicine.

"I encourage my patients to let me know what I can do to help maintain their quality of life," Sutton says. "I listen to my patients and then collaborate with the members of their care team to find solutions to any issues they have."

In her conversations with patients, Sutton focuses on helping them maintain adequate nutrition. Patients often have concerns about the side effects of their treatment, meeting their nutritional needs and maintaining their quality of life.

"I collaborate with care team members and the patient to find workable solutions to issues they might have," Sutton says. "We then follow-up to see if the solution was effective."

Sutton is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She has certifications in Chemotherapy and Biotherapy and in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support. In addition, Sutton received certification as a Nurse Instructor through the University of Miami in 2007.

In her free time, Sutton enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves nature and God.

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