Diane G. Cope, PhD, APRN, BC, AOCNP

Director of Nursing

Diane is an oncology nurse for over thirty years, with a doctorate in nursing from the University of Miami and an ARNP from the University of South Carolina.   She brings a solid background of clinical, management, and educational experience to her position, having worked as an oncology nurse practitioner at Florida Cancer Specialists and as a faculty member at Florida Atlantic University and the University of North Carolina.  As Director of Nursing, Diane’s responsibilities will include overseeing and supporting the daily functions of the nursing role in the provision of safe, quality oncology patient care, including the execution of the Standard Operating Procedures and national oncology nurse standards of care.  Diane will continue to assume the role of chair of the Clinical Directions Team and work closely with the Medical Directors and staff to address clinical issues and policies.  Diane currently resides in Fort Myers with her husband, son, and two canine sons.