WIOP Nurse Ambassador

Nurse Ambassador Program

The Nurse Ambassador Program combines education, clinical care, and integrative medicine at the bedside. Oncology patients undergoing treatment have the opportunity to try aromatherapy, breathing techniques, meditation, hand and foot massage, and seated yoga delivered by their trusted oncology nurses. Nurses focus on patients in treatment, clinic, and inpatient areas to improve the patient experience along with symptoms and quality of life.

Where Can I Find a Nurse Ambassador?

  • UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in Shadyside
  • UPMC Shadyside Hospital
  • UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at UPMC Passavant
  • UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
  • UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at Magee-Womens Hospital
  • UPMC St. Margaret Hospital

What Integrative Therapies Do They Offer?

Nurse Ambassadors have been trained in:

  • Aromatherapy
  • Breathing techniques
  • Meditation
  • Hand and foot massage
  • Seated yoga

How Can Nurse Ambassadors Help?

The Nurse Ambassadors provide education and offer additional resources to patients interested in a holistic approach to their care. Nurse Ambassadors can help with the following symptoms:

  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Pain
  • Anxiety, depression, and stress
  • Decreased appetite
  • Neuropathy
  • Insomnia

How Can I Contact a Nurse Ambassador?

If your site is supported by the Nurse Ambassador Program, simply ask your bedside or treatment nurse to connect you during your visit.

How Can I Become a Nurse Ambassador?

Contact us to inquire about qualifications and details for our next Nurse Ambassador training.