Ann Guastella, MS, APRN
Specialty: Hospice & Palliative Medicine
Locations: Moffitt Cancer Center
Ann Guastella is a certified Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in the Department of Supportive Care Medicine. She started her career at Moffitt in Supportive Care Medicine in 2012. She was born in Regina Saskatchewan, Canada but has spent most of her life in Florida. She graduated and obtained her Registered Nurse from Lutheran Medical Center School of Nursing followed by obtaining her Bachelor of Science with a major in Nursing from University of South Florida. Ann obtained her Graduate Degree with a major in Nursing from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. She is certified as an Advanced Hospice and Palliative Nurse and as an Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse. Ms. Guastella takes an active role in training new advanced practice nurses in the area of hospice and palliative medicine. Ann is active member of the Supportive Care Medicine Performance Committee. She also has presented at state and national conferences and in the graduate program for the University of South Florida College of Nursing on pain management in oncology patients and has published articles on the neurological side effects of Ipilimumab and Nivolumab and opioid hyperalgesia. She also had a recent book chapter published focusing on perspectives in hospice and palliative care.
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