Hematology / Oncology and Cellular Therapy
Hospital Affiliation: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


Abstracts/ Presentations

Educational Needs for Bone Marrow Transplant Patients: A Literature Review. ONS Congress. 2016. (Poster)

Implementing & Evaluating a Nurse Led Educational Intervention for Bone Marrow Transplant Patients in the Acute Care Setting. 2018. (Poster)

Implementing Immune Effector Cell Education for Nursing Staff. ASTCT/TCT. 2019. (Poster) (co-author)

The Switch from Reusable to Disposable EKG Leads in the Inpatient Oncology Setting: An EBP Project. ONS Congress. 2019. (Podium) 

Standardizing Busulfan Administration & Pharmacokinetic Testing to Reduce Adverse Events in HSCT Patients. ONS Congress. 2021. (co-presenter)


Wheatley, T., Desrosiers, M., Specchierla, D., Lynn, E. K., & Jackson, S. (2021). Increased mobility and fall reduction: An interdisciplinary approach on a hematology-oncology and stem cell transplant unit. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing25(3), 329–332. https://doi.org/10.1188/21.CJON.329-332 

Jackson, S. & Wheatley, T. (2021). Chimeric antigen receptor T-cell emergencies: Inpatient administration, assessment, and management. Seminars in Oncology Nursing, 37, 1-4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soncn.2021.151134 

Wheatley, T. & Schwartz, R.N. (2019). Pharmacologic Interventions. In J.M. Brandt, D.G. Cope & M.G. Saria (Eds). Core Curriculum for Oncology Nursing (6th Ed). Oncology Nursing Society: Pittsburgh, PA.

Shamai, J., Wheatley, T. & Winacoo, A. (2019). Evidence-Based Practice. In J.M. Brandt, D.G. Cope & M.G. Saria (Eds). Core Curriculum for Oncology Nursing (6th Ed). Oncology Nursing Society: Pittsburgh, PA 


2021 Drivers of Change Award - Clinical Nurse Specialist Team, UCLA Health, CENTER

2019 GLAONS "AOCNS, BMTCN" of the Year 


  • Designed and implemented an evidence-based interdisciplinary gym program for HSCT patients that led to a 46% reduction in inpatient falls on 6E, with the unit achieving zero patient falls or falls with injury for 2 consecutive months
  • Development of COVID-19 management SOP for HSCT patients and their caregivers during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic to preserve patient safety during periods of neutropenia and immunosuppression
  • Holds a national certification for evidence-based practice and serves as a leader/mentor for designing, implementing, and evaluating practice changes that are consistent with the UCLA Health mission, values, and strategic plan.