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ANNE CLOUTIER RN,
"There were two reasons I became A
Nurse. 1) My Dad died of Lung Cancer
when I was in High School. 2) My
aptitude test said I was good in Science."
Of course, Anne couldn't do it the easy
way. She had a double major in Nursing
and Psychology, graduating in 1977.
She has spent the last 18 years in
Oncology--starting with the challenge of
Hospice. She then went on to become a
CNS in her home state of Rhode Island
and worked at Beth Israel Hospital in
Medical Oncology (with a stint in
She moved to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in 1990 to be a Director of a Hospital Cancer Program.
In 1993 she came to Tampa to work at Moffitt Cancer Center as a CNS. Currently, she is working as a Patient Care Consultant for Schering Oncology Biotech--"And I just love my job! Very few people can say that."
Anne has been inducted into Sigma Theta Tau, has been a member of ONS since 1980, became an OCN in 1990, and an AOCN in 1996.
She is also a member of National ONS's Continuing Education Review Panel. She has started working on a PHD in Adult Education at USF.
If Anne hadn't become a Nurse; she would have liked to have been an Editor or a Psychologist.
Anne is married to Paul Cloutier, has no children, but has 2 cats. She enjoys golf, traveling, and spending time with her husband.
When asked what she found most rewarding about Nursing--Anne said: "Having an impact on situations challenging to people. Making a difference".
By Susan Tan
Thanks to Anne Cloutier for dedicating
great talent and energy to providing
leadership for the Greater Tampa Bay
Oncology Nursing Society in the 1995-96
Under her direction we had some outstanding events such as our 10th Anniversary cruise, a memorable goal planning evening, and a strong, objective, creative point of view about problems and opportunities.
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published quarterly. Articles may be submitted
to the Editor or any Reporter.
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