Jenna Barry is a passionate oncology nurse, proud wife of a fire fighter, and mother of two young kids. She earned her BSN in 2006 from Pacific Lutheran University followed by a Master’s in Nursing with an emphasis in nursing education in 2011 from the University of Washington. And, most recently, she began a journey to obtain her Family Nurse Practitioner through Chamberlain University College of Nursing which she hopes to complete in early 2021.
Oncology nursing has been a passion of Jenna’s since the day she graduated nursing school. She jumped right in as a new nurse on a busy inpatient oncology unit and never looked back. Currently, and for the past 8 and a half years, Jenna is the oncology nurse navigator at St. Anthony Hospital in Gig Harbor, WA. As the first oncology nurse navigator at this cancer center, Jenna was able to build the role from the
ground up. She works with patients who have been diagnosed with all types of cancer and helps to support their families and support systems as well. She is a member of the Oncology Nursing Society as well as the Puget Sound Oncology Nursing Society. She has been an Oncology Certified Nurse since 2010 and sits on a variety of committees, including the Pierce County Cancer Survivorship Conference committee and the quality committee at the local breast imaging center.
After completing her Family Nurse Practitioner program Jenna hopes to stay in oncology. However, she is looking forward to exploring all of the opportunities that the advanced practice degree may offer and will be grateful for whatever the future holds for her nursing career.