Maria Hanik, DNP, APRN-BC, OCN, BMTCN completed her BScN at the University of Alberta in Alberta Canada in 1990. She relocated to Atlanta, GA following graduation, and was fortunate to begin her career in nursing at Emory University Hospital, as a staff nurse on the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit. While working as a staff nurse, she was able to complete my Master’s in Nursing at Emory University, graduating in 1994. She has worked almost exclusively with oncology patients as a nurse practitioner in both the out-patient and in-patient setting. Maria completed her DNP in 2013, through the University of Alabama. Currently, she is employed in a community hospital, working as a nurse practitioner caring for leukemia , stem cell transplant, and immune effector cell patients. Maria is the lead for 12 advanced practice providers on our unit. She is passionate about learning, teaching, and caring for leukemia, stem cell transplant, and immune effector patients. She is also a member of various organizations, including UAPRN, ANA, ONS, SITC, and APSHO, which are instrumental in providing up to date resources to ensure APPs are equipped to care for complex oncology patients.