Sylvia K. Wood is a Clinical Associate Professor at Stony Brook University’s School of Nursing. Dr. Wood completed her Ph.D. in Nursing at Adelphi University, DNP, Master of Science in Nursing, and Nurse Practitioner in Adult Health at Stony Brook University. She received her Baccalaureate of Science degree in Nursing at Roberts Wesleyan College. Dr. Wood began her nursing practice career in 1979 and is committed to a lifelong learning journey to enhance her abilities as a nurse practitioner, educator, and researcher. She is a national board-certified adult health nurse practitioner and adult oncology nurse practitioner. Dr. Wood’s nursing experience is broad, spanning over forty years, and includes practice in primary care, hospice/palliative care, hematology/oncology, clinical trials research, and administrative positions. Dr. Wood works with other oncology nurse scholars to improve oncology nursing practice and has presented both regionally and nationally. Working with the Oncology Nursing Society’s Putting Evidence into Practice (PEP) initiative, Dr. Wood serves on the Peripheral Neuropathy and Prevention of Infection teams supporting the translation and implementation of research into clinical practice. In addition, Dr. Wood served as a content developer for the Oncology Nursing Society’s Post Master’s online hematology course and as a peer reviewer for Supportive Care in Cancer and Journal of the Advanced Practitioner in Oncology. She is passionate about advancing and contributing to the distinctive theoretical and scientific knowledge underpinning the discipline of nursing. Dr. Wood attributes her passion and learning journey throughout her nursing career to the iconic nurse theorist, Martha Rogers, who said nursing was not defined just by what nurses do, but what nurses know, and the use of that knowledge is nursing practice. She is deeply grateful to all her mentors throughout her career and is committed to igniting a passion for inquiry in her nursing students. Her area of research focuses on cancer survivorship in older adults.
Sylvia K. Wood DNP, APRN, ANP-BC AOCNP®
BS Nursing, Roberts Wesleyan College, 1979
MS, Nursing, Adult Health Nurse Practitioner, Stony Brook University, 1998
DNP, Adult Health, Stony Brook University, 2009
PhD in Nursing, Adelphi University College of Nursing and Public Health, 2021
Hospice & Palliative Care
Primary Teaching Areas
Undergraduate Studies: Nursing Research/Transition into Professional Practice/Pathophysiology/Pharmacology/Nursing Informatics/Nursing Theory
Graduate Studies: Research/Statistics/Health Assessment/Pharmacology/Advanced Nursing Practice
Research and Academic Interests
Translational research/Evidence-based practice
Use of technology in classroom and distance learning pedagogy
Peer reviewed publications
Wood, S. K. (2020). Keeping the nurse in the nurse practitioner: Returning to our disciplinary roots of knowing in nursing. Advances in Nursing Science. https://doi.org/10.1097/ANS.0000000000000301
Wood, S. K. (2018). Transition to cancer survivorship: A concept analysis. Advances in Nursing Science, 41(2), 145-160. doi:10.1097/ANS.0000000000000190
Wilson, B. J., Zitella, L. J., Erb, C. H., Foster, J., Peterson, M., & Wood, S. K. (2018). Prevention of infection: A systematic review of evidence-based practice interventions for management in patients with cancer. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 22(2), 157-168. doi:10.1188/18.CJON.157-168
Wood, S. K. & Payne, J. K. (2012). Implementation of NCCN Evidence-Based Guidelines to prevent and treat cancer-related infections. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 16(3), 303. E111-E117.
Wood, S. K. & Payne, J.K. (2011). Treatment-related adverse events. Cancer-related infections. Journal of the Advanced Practitioner in Oncology, 2( 6), 356-371.
Wood, S. K., Bruckenthal, P., Chen, P. (May 2010). Evidenced-based practice for the prevention and treatment of cancer-related infection. Abstract # 4243 published in the Oncology Nursing Forum, 37, (3), E 210.
Visovsky, C., Camp-Sorrell, D Collins, M, L., Olson, E. K., Tofthagen, C. S., Wood, S. K. (2017). Putting evidence into practice; Peripheral neuropathy. Oncology Nursing Society. https://www.ons.org/practice-resources/pep/peripheral-neuropathy
Wilson, B., Ahmed, F., Crannell, C.E., Crego, W., Dixon, K., Erb, C. H., Foster, J., Hammer, M. J., Moez, H., Orth, K., Peterson, M. E., Smith, G., Carrie Williams, C., Wood, S. K., Zitella, L. (2018). Putting evidence into practice; Prevention of infection. Oncology Nursing Society.
Buschel, P., & Wood, S. K. (2014) Another Perspective. How do ONS PEP resources help you prevent infection in your practice? ONS Connect. March 2014, p.33.
Wood, S. K. (2013) New treatments for myeloma: The nurse's role for administration, side effects management and patient education. Administration & Management of Current Therapies for Hematologic Malignancies. CE Luncheon Symposium supported by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society presented at the Oncology Nursing Society 38th Annual Congress April 27, 2013, Walter E. Washington Convention Center Ballroom A & B.Washington, DC.
Wood, S. K. (2022, July 8). Oral presentation: Healthcare Insights 2022 International Virtual Summit on Heathcare & Patient Safety. Reclaiming Self. Balancing on a tightrope across time. A theory of transition to survivorship in older adult blood cancer survivors.
Wood, S. K. (2022, May 6). Podium presentation: Stony Brook School of Nursing Research Day-Promoting Health through Resiliency and Self-Care. Reclaiming Self. Balancing on a tightrope across time. A theory of transition to survivorship in older adult blood cancer survivors. Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.
Wood, S. K. (2019, May 23). Podium presentation: 25th Annual Nursing Research & Evidence-Based Practice Conference. Evidence-based practice for the prevention and treatment of cancer related infection. Leonard’s Palazzo, Great Neck, NY
Wilson, B., Hammer, M., Wood, S. K. & Ginex, P. (2018, May 18). Podium presentation: Clinical chat: Preventing infection in patients with cancer: Putting evidence into practice. Oncology Nursing Society 43rd Annual Congress. Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D. C.
Wood, S. K. (2017, May 4). Podium Presentation. Best of ONS Abstracts Session: Oncology Nurses at Home and Abroad. #56. Breathing Life Back into Chapter Status. Oncology Nursing Society 42nd Annual Congress. Colorado Convention Center, Denver Colorado.
Wood, S.K. (2013, April 27). Invited Faculty for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society program: Administration & Management of Current Therapies for Hematologic Malignancies. New Treatments for Myeloma: The Nurse's Role for Administration, Side Effects Management and Patient Education. Held in conjunction with the Oncology Nursing Society 38th Annual Congress, Walter E. Convention Center, Washington D. C.
Wood, S.K. & Payne, J.K. (2012). Podium Presentation: A DNP~PhD Collaboration creating a process for translation of evidenced based research into practice. Oncology Nursing Society 37th Congress, New Orleans, LA.
Wood, S. K. (2010). Evidenced-based practice for the prevention and treatment of cancerrelated infection, Eastern Nursing Research Society, 22nd Annual Scientific Sessions. Doctoral Poster Session. Abstract #258, Providence, Rhode Island.
Wood, S. K. (2010). Podium Presentation-Translational Research: Evidenced-based practice for the prevention and treatment of cancer-related infections. Oncology Nursing Society 35th Annual Congress, San Francisco, California, Oncology Nursing Forum, 37, (3), E210.