Celebrating the career of Casey Hooke

October 24, 2022


The Center for Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) recently joined the School of Nursing in celebrating the career of long-time center member Casey Hooke, PhD, APRN, PCNS-BC, FAAN. Hooke retired on June 30 after serving as a faculty member in the school from 2011 to 2022. Hooke began her career as a pediatric nurse after earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing at the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1976. She completed her Master of Science in 1981 and her PhD in 2009 from the University of Minnesota School of Nursing. As a CSHCN member, Hooke contributed expertise and mentorship related to the care of children and adolescents with cancer. Hooke's research, practice and teaching focused on promoting the healthy development of these children and adolescents by reducing symptoms that interfere with their health and quality of life. As a member of the pediatric APRN faculty in the school, Hooke provided leadership in the pediatric clinical nurse specialist area of study, supporting future providers to gain skills in caring for children with special health care needs.

Hooke has been a national leader in the area of pediatric hematology and oncology, as an active member of a national cooperative study group of pediatric cancer clinical trials, as past president of the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and as assistant editor of the organization’s journal.

Hooke has received numerous awards and recognition for her scientific work and leadership in pediatric cancer nursing, including induction as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in 2018 and receiving the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Distinguished Researcher Award in 2020. We wish Hooke the very best as she spends time with her family and continues her passion work as one of our faculty emeriti.