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Gretchen Dawson, AGPCNP-BC, AOCNP

Nurse Practitioner, Breast Oncology, Division of Oncology


  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – BSN with Honors, 2006
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – MSN with Oncology Focus, 2014
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX – Post-Graduate Fellowship in Oncology Nursing, 2015


  • Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner


  • G.O.L.D. Award – “Graduate of the Last Decade” Award, UNC-CH School of Nursing, 2017
  • Dawson, G., Mayer, DK, & Rechis, R. (2020). Cancer Survivorship Support. In M.M.Gullatte, R. Schwartz, R. Sprinks, & D.K. Walker (Eds.). Clinical Guide to Antineoplastic Therapy: A Chemotherapy Handbook. (pp. 995-1018). Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Oncology Nursing Society Publishing.
  • Dawson, G., Madsen, L., & Dains, J. (2016). Interventions to Manage Uncertainty and Fear of Recurrence in Female Breast Cancer Survivors: A Review of the Literature. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, Dec 1;20(6):E155-E161. doi:10.1188/16.CJON.E155-E161.

Clinical Interest/Expertise:
–  Adult medical oncology, chemotherapy and symptom management, clinical trials, survivorship, and palliative care/end-of-life care.

Gretchen Dawson