Krystie Fenton B.S.N., RN, OCN
Oncology Nurse Navigator - Memorial Hermann Southeast and Memorial Hermann Pearland Hospitals
Krystie Fenton received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Manitoba, Canada. She practiced as a hematology-oncology/stem cell transplant nurse in Canada before relocating to the United States in 2005. Upon her arrival, she worked in the stem cell transplant unit at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and became an Oncology Certified Nurse in 2008. She began her Oncology Nurse Navigation career at Memorial Hermann in 2012 and currently serves patients at Memorial Hermann Southeast and Pearland hospitals.
Throughout her career, Krystie has served as a charge nurse, staff mentor and research nurse, where her work was focused in Stem Cell Transplant and Graft vs. Host Disease.
Krystie decided on a career in oncology after caring for a patient with Multiple Myeloma in nursing school, saying the experience opened up a new area of nursing and knowledge that she was drawn to. Being an oncology nurse navigator allows Krystie to provide a service to the patients she cares for, combining a high-level of nursing care while at the same time, allowing her to be a part of the entire continuum – from diagnosis through treatment and into survivorship.
“For a patient with a new diagnosis of cancer, it can be a time of feeling alone and afraid. Patients often feel lost and don’t know where to turn. Allowing complete strangers to enter your life is difficult enough, but allowing a nurse to participate in your care from time of diagnosis, through treatment, and beyond, is the greatest honor for me. Being able to take some of the stress or burden off the patient and their family, through education, support, and assistance, is the greatest gift I am able to provide.”
When she’s not working, Krystie and her husband run a baseball training academy and enjoy spending time with their three children.