Loan Retchless- ARNP, MSN – Panacea Oncology

Loan Retchless- ARNP, MSN

Loan graduated from Pacific Lutheran University with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. She worked as a registered nurse at St. Joseph Hospital in Tacoma until she moved to California. Working as an oncology nurse at the University of California Davis, Sacramento she realized the complexity of oncology and how much there is a need for compassion in the caring of cancer patients. Inspired to make more of difference to her patients, she decided to become a nurse practitioner and attended Sonoma State University in California. Soon after, her husband’s job took her to North Carolina, where she was able to work part-time in a rural family practice clinic for three years. They returned to the Pacific Northwest and currently reside in Bonney Lake.

Loan is happily married and has four beautiful daughters. Her favorite thing to do is running and staying actively fit. She also enjoys cooking, baking, arts and crafts, and most of all spending time with her four-favorite people in the world; her girls. Initially, when offered the position at Partner Oncology, she was not certain how she could fit it into her already busy life. But as time has prevailed, Loan has come to realize that this is more than a job, this is her opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives.