Jamie Cook, APN
Jamie graduated with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing from Methodist College of Nursing and began her nursing career in the Surgical ICU and then Interventional Radiology before returning to school for her Master’s Degree. Jamie then received her Master’s of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner sequence from Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois State University. She is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner.
When did you join Illinois CancerCare?
Hobbies / Interests:
I like to spend most of my time outside of work with family and friends. I enjoy most outdoor activities, walking my dog, riding bikes, hiking, fishing, boating, and snowboarding, as well as traveling.
Why did you choose your field?
I knew I wanted to work in a specialty as a nurse practitioner, in a position where I could challenge and push myself. Oncology is an ever-changing field of medicine where I can continue to learn and expand my knowledge base. It's also very rewarding and incredibly gratifying. The relationships we develop with our patients and their families are unlike those in almost any other specialty.
Do you have any advice to give patients after they have been diagnosed with cancer?
The diagnosis can be very overwhelming, but one important way of coping is to become well informed. Gather as much information as you can and learn about the diagnosis, and then go from there. Don’t hesitate to ask any questions you have. We’re here for you, and will be, every step of the way!