Heidi M. Sexton, APN, ACNPHeidi M. Sexton, APN, ACNP

Nurse Practitioner – Urologic Oncology

Cancer Care Center of Decatur

Heidi Sexton, Nurse Practitioner, joined Cancer Care Specialists in January 2012. She primarily sees patients within CCSI’s Urologic Oncology department in the Cancer Care Center of Decatur and provides services in coordination with Dr. Thomas Tarter. She also assists with surgical services performed at Decatur Memorial Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital.

Sexton obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Illinois State University in Normal in 2008. She went on to earn a Masters of Science in Nursing with an emphasis as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2011.

Sexton is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is licensed as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. As a Nurse Practitioner in CCSI’s Urologic Oncology department, Sexton provides more services than a Registered Nurse, but not as much as a Doctor. She assesses patient needs, provide health exams, orders diagnostic tests (such as x-rays, CT/PET scans, and laboratory tests), oversees specific urologic procedures, and confers with Dr. Tarter and other CCSI doctors regarding patient care.

Sexton is a member of the American Urological Association and has a special interest in urologic oncology and acute and critical care nursing. She has experience as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and has critical care nursing experience in cardio-pulmonary and cardiovascular care.

Education
M.S.N., A.C.N.P., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2011
B.S.N., Illinois State University, Normal, 2008
A.D.N., Lincoln Land Community College, 1994

Certifications
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner – American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

Licensures
State of Illinois

Memberships
American Urological Association

Special Interests
Urologic Oncology
Acute and Critical Care Nursing

Awards
ASCO Clinical Trials Participation Award, 2015

Hometown
Chatham, Illinois

Cancer Care Center of DecaturCancer Care Center of Decatur
Cancer Care Specialists of IL
210 W. McKinley Ave., Suite 1
Decatur, IL 62526
Phone: (217) 876-6600
Fax: (217) 876-6606
Urologic Oncology Fax: (217) 329-3228
Hours: M – F, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

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