Jennifer E. Jacky, MSN, ARNP, AOCNP

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Teaching Associate, Medical Oncology
University of Washington School of Medicine
“Patients are the center of care. I try to listen to each person and understand what is important to them every time we interact.”
— Jennifer
Why did you choose oncology?

I have a degree in engineering, but fell in love with health care after volunteering in an emergency department in college. From then on, I knew that patient care was what I was meant to do. I became interested in oncology after working with patients to help manage their cancer-related pain. The science and the team approach in oncology are what drew me in. In cancer care, the relationships we form with patients and families are truly unique.

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What personal experiences inform your approach to care?

My mother was diagnosed with stage III melanoma a few years ago. I remember all of the emotions we felt — confusion, fear, anxiety — as we chose a treatment path. Having an expert guide us in a calm, reassuring way gave us confidence in our decisions. That experience showed me how valuable timely, clear and helpful advice is to people as they comprehend their diagnosis and sort through all the treatment options. My colleagues and I strive to give this level of care to patients and families every day.

Provider background

Lung cancer, head and neck cancers, thyroid cancers

I am a board-certified advanced registered nurse practitioner who specializes in caring for people with cancers of the lung, head, neck and thyroid. I collaborate with the entire care team to ensure you have the best quality of life throughout all phases of treatment. You can trust us to stand by you and your family.

In addition to working with patients, I am also active in research. Currently, I am developing a tool to help advanced practice providers (APPs), such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants, improve communication with patients who have advanced cancer. I am also a member of the SCCA Advanced Practice Council, which seeks ways to improve the safety and quality of health care.

Diseases treated

Education, experience and certifications
Undergraduate Degree
South Carolina Honors College
Medical Degree
Samuel Merritt University School of Nursing
Board Certification
Family Nurse Practitioner, 2006, American Nurses Credentialing Center; Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner, 2018, Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation
Other
Post Graduate Certificate Palliative Care, University of Washington
Languages
English
Awards
National Cancer Institute Nursing Grant Recipient

Jennifer Jacky received a grant to support the development of an innovative skills program about palliative care in oncology for advanced registered nurse practitioners.

Research

Clinical trials

We make promising new treatments available to you through studies called clinical trials led by SCCA doctors. Many of these trials at SCCA have led to FDA-approved treatments and have improved standards of care globally. Together, you and your doctor can decide if a study is right for you.

Your care team

At SCCA, you receive care from a team of providers with extensive experience in your disease. Your team includes doctors, a team coordinator, a registered nurse, an advanced practice provider and others, based on your needs. You also have access to experts like nutritionists, social workers, acupuncturists, psychiatrists and more who specialize in supporting people with cancer or blood disorders.
Keith D. Eaton, MD, PhD
Keith D. Eaton, MD, PhD
Physician
Medical Oncology
Renato G. Martins, MD, MPH
Renato G. Martins, MD, MPH
Physician
Medical Oncology
Registered nurse (RN)
Registered nurse (RN)
Your nurse manages your care alongside your physician and assists with care procedures and treatments.
Patient care coordinator
Patient care coordinator
Your patient care coordinator works closely with you and your physician and serves as your scheduler.

Insurance

SCCA accepts most national private health insurance plans as well as Medicare. We also accept Medicaid for people from Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. We are working to ensure that everyone, no matter what their financial situation, has access to the care they need.

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