Tina Basenese, MA, APN, ACHPN

Palliative Care

Languages: English

Certification: Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse, Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center License: Advanced Practice Nurse, Registered Nurse, New Jersey MSN: Master of Arts- Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, New York University, New York, New York BSN: Bachelor of Science in Nursing- Registered Nurse, William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey, Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences- Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
Distinguished Graduate Award, New York University, Sigma Theta Tau National Nursing Honor Society
New Jersey Palliative Care Advanced Practice Nurse Consortium (Board Member), Northern New Jersey Chapter of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, National Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, Organization of Nurse Leaders of New Jersey, American Society of Clinical Oncology

“What matters most to you is what matters the most to me. Ideally, cancer care is evidence-based along with a personalized plan that meets your unique character and needs. The intention of Palliative and Supportive Care is to focus solely on relieving the stress and suffering associated with cancer and its treatment. As Department Director, my hope is that our patients and families feel cared about and their uniqueness is reflected in the care they receive from our entire team. As a provider, my concentration is on thorough pain and symptom management, linking your social and spiritual support needs to your care and assisting you with making important medical decisions. Palliative care is available for all our patients, regardless of cancer type or stage. All Astera physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants provide aspects of palliative care in their routine care, however it is exciting to be a part of a practice that wants to offer more and have committed to a program that focuses on your experience and that of those you love. As a board-certified Palliative Medicine provider, I look forward to complimenting your care by ensuring you receive specialty-level palliative care during your cancer journey.”