Lorena Segovia-Weber, BSN, CPHON
- Project Coordinator, Global Nursing
Lorena Segovia-Weber is a Project Coordinator, Global Nursing for the department of Global Pediatric Medicine. She will work with the St. Jude Global Nursing Program supporting the design and implementation of nursing initiatives to improve quality outcomes for children and adolescents with cancer in countries around the world.
Lorena is a Pediatric Oncology Nurse with 25 years’ experience at Dr. Luis Calvo Mackenna Hospital in Santiago, Chile. In 2007, she began working as a contractor with St. Jude, directing the Latin American Center for Pediatric Oncology Nurses. A first of its kind in the world, the center’s objective is to promote excellence in pediatric oncology nursing education in Latin America (Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, and South America) through training pediatric oncology nurse educators, a pioneer role in the region.
She worked to promote the standardization of high-risk processes in cancer nursing, such as the administration of chemotherapy. Thanks to the affiliation of the center and APHON course with St. Jude Global Nursing Program many nurses from Latin America have improved their knowledge and skills in this area.
Lorena has also advocated for the implementation of the baseline nursing standards recommended by SIOP for LMIC in several Latin American pediatric oncology institutions.