Heidi Michelle Sexton, RN, BSN, APN, ACNP, CUNP
Oxford Who’s Who has inducted Ms. Heidi Michelle Sexton, APN, ACNP into the highest Professional Distinction “Top Tier of Excellence Lifetime Achievement Recognition” due to her achievements in Urologic Oncology as one of the very best Nurse Practitioners Nationally as well as Internationally. She has demonstrated her experience, forward thinking and highest quality of care. Ms. Sexton is one of few special honorees distinguished based on her professional accomplishments, academic achievements, years of service, and the credentials she has provided. Heidi Sexton displays commitment, excellence and passion for patient care needed to receive this prestigious honor.
Heidi is an advanced Practice Nurse and Advanced Care Nurse Practitioner specializing in urologic oncology within the Cancer Care Specialists of Central Illinois SC in Decatur, Illinois. The practice is dedicated to offering quality medical oncology, hematology, radiation oncology, and urologic oncology services in central and south central Illinois. In her role as a nurse practitioner, Heidi assists in the operating room to remove cancer, does surveillance for cancer, monitors for progression and helps to alleviate unpleasant symptoms so that her patients enjoys a more productive life. She also has research interests in active surveillance for prostate cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer, and penile rehabilitation for prostate cancer patients. Heidi specialized in cardiology nursing for 17 years prior to taking on her current endeavors in urologic-oncology. When not found at her current location, she is on staff of the Decatur Memorial Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur. Heidi launched her career in 1994 when she graduated from Lincoln Land Community College. In 2008, she also completed her bachelor’s degree in nursing at the Illinois State University and graduated Cum Laude. She went on to earn a Master’s of Science in Nursing with an emphasis as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2011. Sexton is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is licensed as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. As a Nurse Practitioner in CCSCI’s Urologic Oncology department, Sexton 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 specific urologic procedures, and confer with CCSCI doctors regarding patient care.Sexton is a member of the American Urological Association and has a special interest in urologic oncology and acute and critical care nursing. She has experience as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and also has critical care nursing experience in cardio-pulmonary and cardiovascular care.