Nurse Practitioner | Nurse Practitioner Bio

Monica L. Hente, MSN, PNP-BC

Hematology and Oncology
hente_m@kids.wustl.edu
Phone: 454-6018

I first became a nurse on a mixed unit and immediately fell in love with Oncology. I have made it my professional life’s goal and can not imagine doing anything else. When I moved into Bone Marrow Transplantation, I thought life could not get any better. Pediatric BMT is a challenge and a joy.

Education

  • B.S. Nursing: Webster University, St. Louis, MO, 1991
  • Master's Degree - Nursing: University of Missouri St Louis, St Louis MO, 1996
  • Doctorate of Nursing Practice:University of Missouri, St. Louis, present

Training

  • CPNP, MSN, CPON, RN Kosair Children’s Hospital Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, 1997-2008
  • RN, St. Louis Children’s Hospital Registered Nurse in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, 1994-1997
  • RN, St. Louis Children’s Hospital Registered Nurse in Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant, 1991-1994
  • RN, Barnes Medical Center in St. Louis, MO Registered Nurse in Adult Bone Marrow Transplant, 1988-1993
  • RN, Barnes Medical Center in St. Louis, MO Registered Nurse in Acute Medicine, Dermatology/Oncology, 1986-1988
  • RA, Maryville College in Creve Coeur, MO Resident Assistant, 1985-1986
  • County Health Department in St. Louis, MO Technical Aide, 1985

Licensure and Board Certification

  • Registered Nurse in Missouri
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse/Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Missouri
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center-Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • American Heart Association for Basic Life Support
  • American Heart Association for the Pediatric Advanced Life Support Program
  • Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Cancer Chemotherapy Course
  • Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Certified Pediatric Oncology Nurse

Honors

  • CPON - Certified
  • PALS - Certified
  • 2008 Service Basics Award, Kosair Children’s Hospital, Louisville, KY
  • 2007 Better Care Award, Kosair Children’s Hospital, Louisville, KY
  • 1993 Nurse of the Year, Bone Marrow Transplant, St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Selected Publications

  1. Kline, R., Fennewald, L. Vore, M., Bertolone,S., & Hente, M.(1999). Oral Contraceptives: A Cause of Hyperbilirubinemia in Stem Cell Transplant Patients. Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, 21, 436-440.
  2. Soni, S., Hente, M. Breslin, N., Hersh, J., Whitley, C., Cheerva, A., & Bertolone, S. (2007) Pre-Stem Cell Transplantation Enzyme Replacement Therapy in Hurler Syndrome Does Not Lead to Significant Antibody Formation or Delayed Recovery of the Endogenous Enzyme Post-Transplant: A Case Report. Pediatric Transplantation, 11, 563-567.
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