Julie Spears began working in the oncology setting as a nurse assistant and nurse extern in the oncology/hospice unit at St. John Medical Center in 2000. She later received her bachelor’s degree from Langston University in 2002 and continued to work as a registered nurse in the same unit.
Spears worked in various leadership roles while at St. John, including serving as chairperson for the Quality Improvement Council and co-authoring the document that led to the eventual magnet recognition at St. John. After graduating with a master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma in 2010, she began to work as a clinical nurse specialist at Oklahoma Cancer Specialists and Research Institute, where she has since been promoted to Lead Advanced Practitioner.
University of Oklahoma, Doctorate of Nursing Practice
University of Oklahoma, Master of Science in Nursing
Langston University, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Oncology Certified Nurse
ONS Chemotherapy Provider
ONS Cancer Chemotherapy Trainer
Pain Management Nursing
Acute Care Clinical Nurse Specialist
Oncology Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist Advanced Practice Clinical Nurse Specialist