Heidi M. Sexton, APN, ACNP
Nurse Practitioner – Urologic Oncology
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.
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
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner – American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
State of Illinois
American Urological Association
Acute and Critical Care Nursing
ASCO Clinical Trials Participation Award, 2015