LeAnn Thiele Rhinehart, MSN, APN, FNP-BC
Director of Advanced Practitioners
LeAnn T. Rhinehart, MSN, APN, FNP-BC, joined Cancer Care Specialists of Illinois as Director of Advanced Practitioners in 2016. In addition to overseeing nurse practitioners and nurse navigators for Oncology Care Model participation, LeAnn is coordinating services with providers at all CCSI centers and clinics.
Rhinehart obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Mennonite College of Nursing in Bloomington in 1989, where she received the Dr. Tiedeman Memorial Award for Excellence in Nursing. She went on to earn a Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois State University in Normal in 2011.
Rhinehart is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. As a Family Nurse Practitioner at Cancer Care Specialists, Rhinehart can provide more services than a Registered Nurse, but not as much as a Doctor. She will assess patient needs, provide health exams, order diagnostic tests (such as x-rays, CT/PET scans, and laboratory tests), oversee administration of patient treatments, and confers with CCSI doctors regarding patient care.
Rhinehart holds membership in the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American Nurses Association, Oncology Nursing Society and American Society of Clinical Oncology. She has experience as an oncology nurse practitioner, special procedures nurse in interventional radiology as well as dialysis, cardiology and intensive care nursing. In addition, she continues to participate in a variety of community volunteer programs.
Professional Certifications & Affiliations
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
American Nurses Association (ANA)
Illinois Nurses Association (INA)
Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)