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Phone: 2723

Leana Chien

Instructor, Nursing-MSN

MSN, University of California, Los Angeles
BSN, Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles, CA
BS Health Science, California State University Northridge, CA


Leana Chien will be filling a new role as inpatient Nurse Practitioner for Geriatric Oncology at City of Hope. Professor Chien will be working with older adults who have cancer under an IRB protocol to assess and identify geriatric concerns and develop a plan of care to meet needs uncovered. She will be coordinating this care with the treating physicians.

Professor Chien earned her Master of Science in Nursing degree with an emphasis in Gerontology. She has experience as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for Critical Care at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. Prior to her position as a CNS, Chien worked in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at the VA. As a CNS, Professor Chien created and implemented educational plans to facilitate staff education and evaluate current treatment plans. In addition, Chien evaluated and wrote evidence-based policies and procedures to enhance nursing practice. She has experience working with an interdisciplinary team forming working relationships as a consultant and resource nurse throughout nursing service.

Chien is certified as a Clinical Nurse Specialist and Nurse Practitioner by the California Board of Registered Nursing.