Susan Scherer, RN, BSN, OCN
Susan Scherer’s medical career spans over 28 years. Her experience ranges from working in trauma, diagnostic coding, neurological, medical and surgical intensive care units, neurological-oncology, endocrine cancer and disorders to oncological emergency medicine. Not only did she work in England for the National Health Service at Ipswich Trust Hospital for 2 years, Susan has traveled the globe attending and participating in oncology research and acquiring an extensive oncology education learning the latest cancer treatments, best practices with emphasis in patient education and advocacy. Susan received her Bachelors in Science of Nursing at the University of South Florida. She has been a national speaker on various radio and television programs discussing cancer patient advocacy and navigation.
Susan Scherer founded RN Cancer Guides Solutions which allowed her to have a greater impact on cancer care for patients and their families by breaking down the financial, medical and emotional barriers. By appreciating and utilizing the intellectual capital and experience of oncology certified nurses, she can not only reach private patients but impact high corporate cancer claims by developing the first known ECAP™ (Employee Cancer Assistance Program) in existence. Susan believes that they best way to change healthcare is to educate and inform the patient so they can make their own decisions. In 2014, she founded the 501 (c)3 RNCG Angel Foundation to assist those in need that may not have the financial resources to navigate the complicated healthcare system.
Throughout her career, Susan has dedicated herself to serving others from being an enlisted member of the US Airforce, assisting Hurricane Katrina victims, maintaining leadership roles in the Oncology Nursing Society and Co- chairing the Florida Southwest Cancer Control Collaborative. She has been recognized with numerous awards for her efforts. In 2017, Susan drafted and passed a Bill for the Florida Patient Rights and Responsibilities Legislation which allows patients to have a person of their choosing with them to a health care facility or provider’s office to accompany the patient while the patient is receiving inpatient or outpatient treatment or consulting with his or her healthcare provider.
Susan has three children Zachary, Molly and Connor and currently resides in Oldsmar, Florida.