Director-at-Large Member

Sharon Bergeron - BSN RN CPON®

Current Position

Research Nurse Educator
CHOC Children’s Hospital
Orange, CA

APHON Membership

APHON Member Since 1983

Local Chapter Membership

APHON–Southern California Member Since 1983


  • BSN, 1981, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA


APHON National

  • APHON Counts
    • Column Author
      • Launching an Innovative Home Administration Program for the Delivery of a Unique Targeted Agent Treating Relapsed or Refractory B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, 2019
      • Targeted Immunotherapy: Launching an Effective Education and Administration Strategy for the Bedside Pediatric Oncology Nurse,” 2018
      • “The High Risk for Obesity in Pediatric Oncology Patient Receiving Isotretinoin,” 2009
    • Editor, 2010-2015
    • Column Editor: Treatment Innovations, 2009-2010
  • Annual Conference
    • Poster Presenter; “Enhanced Patient Experience Through Implementation of an Innovative, Multidisciplinary Blinatumomab Home Administration Program,” 2020
    • Poster Presenter: “Implementing An Adolescent and Young Adult Mentor Retreat and Education Curriculum: Wise Investment for Emerging AYA Patient Leaders,” 2018
    • Poster Presenter: “Building the Ideal Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Program Model to Empower AYA Cancer Patients to Succeed, Lead and Thrive,” 2018
    • Poster Presenter: “Implementation of a Safety Infusion Procedure for IV PEG-Asparaginase” 2016
    • Poster Presenter: “The Impact of an AYA Oncology Activity Specialist on AYA Cancer Patients,” 2016
    • Poster Presenter, Co-Author: “Rock the Halls”: A Unique Fitness Program for Adolescents and Young Adults” 2016
    • Preconference Session Presenter: “Targeted Immunotherapy: Launching an Effective Education and Administration Strategy for the Bedside Pediatric Oncology Nurse,” 2016
    • Speaker: Nursing Education Symposium-United Therapeutics, “Decision Making in High-Risk Neuroblastoma,” 2015
    • Speaker: Nursing Education Symposium- BTG International, Inc., “Glucarpidase for the Treatment of Methotrexate Toxicity,” 2014
  • Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing
    • Co-Author, 2017
      • “Dinutuximab: A Novel Immunotherapy in the Treatment of Pediatric Patients with High Risk Neuroblastoma”
  • Nominating Committee: Member & Chairperson, 2007-2010
  • Annual Conference Program Planning Committee:
    • Member, 2007-2010
    • Chairperson, 1990
  • Awards
    • APHON Counts Writing Award, 2019
    • Dr. Patricia Greene Leadership Award, 2012
  • Evidence-Based Practice/Research Committee: Chairperson, 1995-1997
  • Local Chapter Committee: Vice-Chair, 1991-1995

APHON Local Chapter

  • Southern California Chapter
    • Chapter President
      • 2015-2019
      • 1987-1991
    • Chapter Secretary
      • 2007-2011
      • 1985-1986
    • Annual Conference Chairperson, 1994-1995
    • Annual Conference Presenter
      • Annual SCAPHON Conference: “The Use of Novel Targeted Agents in Pediatric Oncology: Putting the Pieces Together for the Bedside Nurse,” 2014
      • Annual SCAPHON Conference: Targeted Immunotherapy-The New Arsenal in the Treatment of Pediatric Leukemia, 2022
    • Awards
      • Kathy Ruccione Founder’s Award for Excellence in Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 2011

Other Nursing Leadership

  • Annual Conference
    • Oncology Nursing Society, 2018
      • “Fostering Safe Administration of Clinical Trial Treatments”
  • Professional Organizations
    • Children’s Oncology Group
      • Protocol Core Group Nurse, COG DVL Protocol Core Group, 2015-present
      • Nursing Nominating Committee member and chair 2015-2022
  • Publications
    • Oncologists: Co-Author, 2017
      • Consensus Guideline for the Use of Glucarpidase in Patients with High Dose Methotrexate Induced Acute Kidney Injury and Delayed Methotrexate Clearnance”
    • Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing: Co-Author, 2017
      • “Asparaginase Toxicities:  Identification and Management in Patients with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia”
    • “Children and their Families: The Continuum of Nursing Care 3rd Edition,”  2014
      • Contributing book author:Chapter 22: “The Child with a Malignancy”
    • Journal of Pediatric Nursing: Author, 2019
      • Empowering Adolescents and Young Adults to Support, Lead, and Thrive: Development and Validation of an AYA Oncology Child life Program