Alaina Cory, MSN, APRN, CPNP-AC, is a board-certified pediatric nurse practitioner with the Haley Center for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. She is responsible for the management and care coordination of outpatient pediatric oncology and hematology patients with cancer, including leukemia, lymphoma, and brain, bone and solid tumors. She also provides care for bleeding disorders and diseases of the blood cells, including disorders of white cells, red cells and platelets.
Cancer and Blood Disorder Care
As they enter outpatient care, Cory is committed to helping children and their families know what to expect as they navigate the complexities of cancer and blood disorders. With respect to each child’s unique medical, psychological and developmental well-being, her focus is on protecting the patient’s quality of life in order to return them to the healthiest possible childhood.
Once parents and caregivers understand their child’s diagnosis and have evaluated recommended advanced treatment and therapy options, she works with their physician and manages and coordinates care. Cory continues to answer questions and concerns as they arise and ensures children receive a caring, specialized approach as they move from diagnosis to treatment and through survivorship.
Alaina Cory's Training
Cory earned her master's and undergraduate degrees in nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The focus of her advanced studies was pediatric acute care. She is certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board.
About Alaina Cory
Throughout her career, Cory has been honored for excellence in nursing and nominated for the prestigious Daisy Award from The DAISY Foundation in recognition of her clinical skill and compassion. She also has held numerous hospital committee leadership positions.
For more than a decade, she has served as an adjunct clinical instructor at universities and colleges across the southeast. She also has volunteered extensively throughout her education and career.