Nancy J. Durning, APN, C. is an advanced practice nurse caring for pediatric stem cell transplant patients at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center since 2001. Ms. Durning specializes in outpatient care of pediatric bone marrow transplant patients, photopheresis clinic treatment of graft vs. host disease, and the pediatric multidisciplinary endocrine clinic for patients after bone marrow transplants. She pursued her interest in pediatric oncology and bone marrow transplantation after working in the pediatric intensive care unit.
Durning also served Hackensack University Medical Center as a pediatric oncology/hematology staff RN. A graduate of the Rutgers University College of Nursing, Durning earned both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Nursing degrees. She previously served Newark Beth Israel Medical Center as a pediatric nurse clinician for Pediatric Oncology, and as a staff nurse for the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and for Pediatrics.
Her professional affiliations include the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses (APON), and serviced as past treasurer for NJ-APON. Her certifications include: Certified Pediatric Oncology Nurse; Certified Bone Marrow Transplant Nurse (BMTCN) Basic Life Support; and Pediatric Advance Life Support. In addition, she delivers annual and biannual professional presentations in her field.
Inspired by her patients, Durning says, “Going through a bone marrow transplant is an intense process. These patients are very special. I see what they go through and am inspired on a daily basis.”