Cancer Care of Western North Carolina

Rachel L. Thelen, FNP-C

Rachel received her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from UNC Wilmington in 2009. Her love of western North Carolina brought her to Asheville where she began her career at Mission Hospital in the Medical-Surgical float pool. It didn’t take long for her to realize her love in caring for oncology patients and she transferred to 10 Oncology at St. Josephs.

After 5 years of working in the hospital, Rachel transitioned to the SECU Cancer Center as an infusion nurse. During her two years working there, she went back to graduate school at Western Carolina University. She also became an Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN). In 2016, she graduated with her Masters in Nursing.

Rachel joined CCWNC in 2016 as a nurse practitioner in the survivorship clinic. She is passionate about education, health promotion and providing whole-person care.