Carolyn Allsen, B.S.N., RN, OCN, ONN-CG
Oncology Nurse Navigator - Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center
Carolyn Allsen received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Memorial University of Newfoundland Canada, and has been working in the oncology field since 1994. She began her career as a certified chemotherapy inpatient nurse and moved to Texas in 2000, upon which she worked at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in multiple roles, including manager at the Proton Therapy Center. Since 2013, Carolyn has been the Oncology Nurse Navigator at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.
Carolyn is currently the president of the Houston Area Chapter of the American Academy of Oncology and Patient Navigators and a member of the Oncology Nursing Society, and serves on Memorial Hermann’s Cancer Survivorship Celebration Planning Committee.
Carolyn’s passion for her role shines through in everything she does, whether it is teaching an art therapy course, to presenting on cancer prevention and detection at countless school or community events in The Woodlands.
“I have been working with oncology patients for over 20 years and this patient population is the most receptive for education. Even as they are preparing for the biggest fight of their life, my patients’ contagious, positive energy is what motivates me to keep going each day. My greatest passion is empowering patients through education to be proactive and to embrace available resources during their cancer journey.”