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Cheryl Lynn Ivey

Cheryl Lynn Ivey, American oncological nurse specialist.


  • Ivey, Cheryl Lynn was born on April 15, 1956 in Omaha. Daughter of Robert Irwin and Patricia Marie (Barton) VandeBrake.

  • Education

    • Associate Degree in Nursing, Gulf Coast Community College, Panama City, Florida, 1982. Bachelor of Science, University Southern Mississippi, Long Beach, Mississippi, 1990. MSN, University Southern Alabama, Mobile, 1992.


    • Staff Registered Nurse Brookwood Medical Center, Birmingham, 1982-1983, Private Duty Nursing, Picayne, Mississippi, 1983-1984, Memorial Hospital at Gulfport, 1984-1989, inpatient oncology at Gulfport, 1989-1990, radiation oncology at Gulfport, 1990-1992, clinical nurse specialist oncology, since 1992. Owner Oncology Solutions, Gulfport, Mississippi, since 1992. Member Mississippi Cancer Pain Initiative, Tupelo, Mississippi, since 1993.

      Chairperson Nurses Education Subcommittee of America Cancer Society, Jackson, Mississippi, since 1993.


    • Contributor chapters to books, articles to professional journals.


    Breast/prostate screening coordinator, Gulfport, Mississippi, since 1990. Cancer survivor's day celebration coordinator, Gulfport, since 1990. Government relations correspondent Oncology Nursing Society, Gulfport, since 1993.

    Member American Nurses Association, American Association Clinical Nurse Specialists, Oncology Nursing Society, Mississippi Gulf Coast Oncology Nursing Society (nominated Oncology Nurse of Year 1993), Mississippi Nurses Association (awards committee, approver unit for Southern Mississippi 1996, member wellness task force 1996, vice president district 5 1995, nominated Oncology Nurse of Year 1992-1994), Advanced Practice Nurses Association, Intravenous Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau.



    Computers, writing, reading, swimming, fishing.


    • Married John William Ivey, January 6, 1979. Children: Amanda, Matthew.
    • father: Robert Irwin VandeBrake
    • mother: Patricia Marie (Barton) VandeBrake
    • spouse: John William Ivey
    • children: Amanda Ivey
    • Matthew Ivey
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    Born April 15, 1956
    (age 61)