Carol Kirton,B.S.N., RN, OCN
Oncology Nurse Navigator - Memorial Hermann Cancer Center – Northeast
Of Scottish descent, Carol earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Dundee in Dundee, Scotland, and her Diploma in Adult Nursing at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland. Upon graduation in 2003, she worked as a staff nurse at the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, where she was first exposed to oncology nursing. She has been practicing in the field ever since.
Carol has been with the Memorial Hermann Health System since 2009, where she served as a supplemental oncology nurse on the inpatient oncology unit and at the Memorial Hermann Cancer Center - Texas Medical Center, as well as the supplemental oncology nurse at Memorial Hermann Cancer Center – Northeast. She has been the Oncology Nurse Navigator at Memorial Hermann Cancer Center – Northeast since August 2016, is an Oncology Certified Nurse and has been credentialed in chemotherapy and biotherapy since 2010.
Of her role as an Oncology Nurse Navigator, Carol says: “I love being a navigator and following and participating in each patient’s journey. It’s important that patients have as much support, resources and advice as we can get them to make the journey more bearable.
Oncology is my passion and I feel so lucky to work with such an awesome navigation team that all have a genuine interest in our patients. Oncology patients deserve the best of the best.”