Laura J. Zitella, MS, RN, ACNP-BC, AOCN, is the Lead Advanced Practice Provider and Nurse Practitioner for inpatient hematology/oncology at Stanford Health Care and Stanford Cancer Institute. Ms. Zitella received her Masters of Science and Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Illinois. She is certified as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse. Ms. Zitella leads an inpatient medical service of nurse practitioners responsible for the care of hospitalized patients with malignancies. She is actively involved in program development, evidence-based practice, electronic medical record and quality improvement initiatives at the Stanford Cancer Institute and the Stanford Center for Advanced Practice. She also serves as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiological Nursing at the University of California San Francisco.
Ms. Zitella is a published author, presenter, and educator on various oncology topics, particularly hematologic malignancies, the administration of chemotherapy and biotherapy, and supportive care topics such as infection, anemia, and oncologic emergencies. She also is an active member of the Oncology Nursing Society, the Advanced Practitioner Society of Hematology and Oncology, and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.