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Welcome to Rho Epsilon's website!

Established in 2000
This site provides you with an even greater ability to network with chapter members, upload photos, share documents, participate in chapter discussions and learn about chapter events. To the right you will see links to The Circle which includes the Career Center and news about the organization at large. We look forward to having members active and involved, so click around and join in!

Check out the Events page and Discussion Forum to keep up to date with events and news in the chapter.
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Meet Kimberley Cooper, BSN, RN, OCN                     01/04/2021
"Be the change you wish to see in the world." ~ Mahatma Ghandi

May Is Oncology Nursing Month

Kim is one busy woman! This is her story:

Starting her nursing career 23 years ago, Kim has experience in adult critical care, pediatrics, and her "true love" oncology nursing. Currently, Kim works as the Senior Clinical Nurse in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center in Baltimore, MD. She has previously worked on the hematology oncology unit and the bone marrow transplant unit. At work, she is involved in a multitude of councils and committees: Chair of the Cancer Centers combined Clinical Practice Council/Performance Improvement Council; member of the hospital-wide Clinical Practice Council; and the Celebrations team amongst many others. In addition, Kim has served as a mentor/small group facilitator for the hospital's New Graduate Nurse Residency Program. Outside of work, she is an active member of the Oncology Nursing Society on both the regional and national levels. Last month she was elected the President-Elect of the Greater Baltimore Chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society, where she has also previously served as Program Chair and Director. 

If that wasn't enough, Kim is currently a graduate student in the dual MSN/MBA program at the University of Maryland School of Nursing! (Way to go Kim!)

When asked Kim stated that "The thing I love most about nursing is the privilege t care for patients and their families at such a vulnerable time in their lives. It is truly an honor and a privilege t be there to offer care, comfort, and support to patients and families during one of the darkest points in their lives. Once, I had a patient tell me 'Kim, nurses are like bartenders. We tell you things we wouldn't share with our family.' That really reinforced the importance of our role as nurses and the impact with have in our patients' lives. It is truly an honor to be a nurse."

Away from the bedside, Kim enjoys reading, cooking, crafts, and spending time with her family and friends, including her two fur-babies, Holly and Flynn. 

At Rho Epsilon we look forward to highlighting our members each month, focusing on both their nursing accomplishments/involvements as well as their activities outside of medicine. 

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Chapter News

  • Feeling Overwhelmed?

    ~You never know the battles someone is fighting on their own~
    During this pandemic nurses are on the front lines and require more and more support. Check out the presentation by Darla Clayton, Psy.D about Self Care and Mindfulness During Challenging Times! We are all here for you!

    This listing can also be found in our Library!
  • Winter Social

    Members attended our Winter Social (Social Distance Style) at Valley View Farms this past weekend. Not only was it a great time of mingling and fellowship, but Rho Epsilon was able to collect non-perishables for local foodbanks! Just a small way to give back to our community!
  • PanCan Success!


    Our PanCan walkers raised over $900 (of our $500 goal) to assist with Pancreatic Cancer awareness and research! Way to go team! #PurpleStride (photo credit from 2019)

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