Robert Oly, MSN
Southwestern Regional Medical Center
"I am able to help by using what I know, to articulate and explain what their care will look like in a way that patients can understand."
- Robert Oly, MSN
- Master of Science in Nursing - Vanderbilt University
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing - University of Oklahoma
- Bachelor's Degree in Psychology - Northeastern State University
Practicing Since: 2005
After several years as a nurse practitioner, Robert Oly joined Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) in part because of the advanced therapeutics offered to patients. “I wanted to work with people who are on the cutting edge of treatment modalities,” says Oly.
He also values the Mother Standard® of care approach at CTCA: that all patients should receive the same care a clinician would give to his or her own mother. “The majority of our patients experience something that they wouldn’t get anywhere else,” he says. “We’re willing to put our own personal agendas and schedules aside to make their lives better.”
Oly earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK in 2000. He also earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing at the University of Oklahoma in 2005.
He earned a Master of Science in Nursing at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, which has an acute care program that is considered one of the top 20 nursing programs in the United States.
Oly is certified in basic and advanced cardiac life support, advanced trauma life support, and other areas of medical care. His expertise is focused on procedural techniques, including ultrasound-guided vascular access, catheter placements, and wound management. He manages patient care before, during and after surgery.
With his extensive experience, Oly is aware of how daunting cancer care can be for patients, and how the lack of knowledge or understanding can add stress. “I am able to help by using what I know, to articulate and explain what their care will look like in a way that patients can understand,” says Oly.
Being part of the CTCA team has been especially gratifying for Oly. “I feel like I’m working with my friends and family members, trying to provide something that is simply the best care available,” he says.
Oly, who calls himself “a family guy,” enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons, and tries to get outdoors as often as possible.