Hematology / Oncology and Cellular Therapy
Hospital Affiliation: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Professional Governance: Evidence-Based Practice Council


Abstracts/ Presentations

Developing a SARS-CoV-2 Testing Protocol for Hematology/Oncology & Stem Cell Transplant Patients. National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists. Baltimore, MD 2022 (co-presenter; Poster)

Installing Point-of-Use Shower Filtration on an Inpatient Stem Cell Transplant Unit. ONS Congress. Anaheim, CA. 2022 (co-presenter; Poster)

Using Mucoadhesive Hydrogel to Reduce Oral Mucositis during Stem Cell Transplant Conditioning with Total Body Irradiation. ONS Congress. Anaheim, CA. 2022 (Poster)

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

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

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

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

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


Wheatley, T., Pishnamaz, Y., Seale, N. & Spaulding. S. (2023). Cellular Infusion. In B. Faiman (Ed). BMTCN Certification Review Manual (2nd Ed.). Oncology Nursing Society. Pittsburgh, PA

Wheatley, T., Gopalsami, S. (2022). Roles of the Advanced Practice Nurse in Oncology. In C. Coleman (Ed). Advanced Oncology Nursing Certification Review and Resource Manual (3rd Ed). Oncology Nursing Society. Pittsburgh, PA. 

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 


  • 2022 - Mentored twelve UCLA oncology staff RNs from RR and SM with abstract submissions for national poster & podium presentations at Oncology Nursing Society Congress meetings in Anaheim, CA
  • 2022 -  Associate Editor for Quality & Safety department column in the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing (CJON)
  • 2021 - 2022 Implemented gym & mobility program for HSCT patients in collaboration with OT/PT which led to a 56% reduction in falls with injury on HSCT unit at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
  • 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.