Terran Sims is a certified nurse practitioner and has been a clinical instructor for AG-ACNP students since 1999 at the University of Virginia School of Nursing. She is employed with University of Virginia Health System and UPG as a Nurse Practitioner with a focus on GU Oncology. She holds joint positions in the both the Urology and Hematology/Oncology departments. She has been part of the UVA  Health system for over 20 years as a Clinician and teacher.

Clinical Focus

Strong commitment to GU Oncology and caring for patients across that spectrum of care. This includes early diagnosis, new cancer diagnosis, treatment decision making, surgery, oncologic surveillance, and oncology care including radiation and chemotherapy.

Teaching Focus

A focus on collaborative practice and building a strong clinical practice with support of evolving subspecialty expertise.


Journal Articles

Bernier, F., & Sims, T.W. (2009). Management of clients with urinary disorders. In J.M. Black & J.H. Hawks (Eds.), Medical-surgical nursing: Clinical management for, pp. 727-778). St Louis, MO: Elsevier Saunders.

Sims, T.W. & Overstreet, D. (2006). Care of the Patient Undergoing Radical Cystectomy with Robotic Approach. Urologic Nursing, 26(2), 117-122.

Sims, T.W & Overstreet, D. (2006). Case study focusing on the patient undergoing cystectomy with robotic approach. Urologic Nursing, 26(2), 117-122.

Sims, T.W. & Starnes, D.N. (2006). Case study of patient Undergoing Robotic Prostatectomy. Urologic Nursing, 26(2), 129-136.

Sims, T.W. & Starnes, D.N. (2006). Care of the Robotic Prostatectomy Surgery patient. Urologic Nursing, 26(2), 138-140.

Gray, M. & Sims, T.W. (2004). NMP-22 for bladder cancer screening and surveillance. Urologic Nursing, 24(3), 177-179, 186.

Sims, T.W. & Good, E.W. (2002). The next generation of medications for solid organ transplant patients. Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America, 4(1), 99-109.

Giuliano, K. K., & Sims, T. W. (1999). Transplant Issues: Infections and immunosuppressant drugs. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 18(2), 16-19.

Frederick, P.R., Frankenfield, D.L., Biddle, M.G., & Sims, T.W. (1998). Changes in dialysis units' quality improvement practices from 1994 to 1996. ANNA J. 1998, 25(5), 469-78.

Sims, T.W. (1991). Format of ANNA's long range strategic plan. American Nephrology Nurses Association Journal, 18(1), 17-23..

Sims, T.W. (1990). Nephrology Nursing Consult Case Study: Quality Assurance Works. American Nephrology Nurses Journal, 17(3), 258.

Sims, T.W. (1987). An Endangered Species: The General Floor Nurse. American Nephrology Nurses Association Journal, 14(20), 166.

Sims, T.W. & Ulrich, B.T. (1983). Successful utilization of subclavian catheters for hemodialysis and apheresis access. American Association of Nephrology Nurses and Technicians Journal, 10(7), 41-44.

Book Sections

Gray, M. & Sims, T. (2015). Urinary tract disorders. In B.R. Ferrell, N. Coyle, & J. Paice (Eds.), Oxford textbook of palliative nursing (4th ed.) (pp. 262-278). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Gray, M. & Sims, T. W. (2010). Urinary Tract Disorders. In Ferrell & Coyle (Eds.), Textbook of Palliative Medicine (3rd ed.) (pp. 321-340). New York,NY: Oxford University Press, Inc

Sims, T.W. , Overstreet, D. & Zhao, H. (2009). Treatment of Bladder Cancer. In J. Held-Warmkessel (Ed.), Site-Specific Cancer Series: Genitourinary Cancer (1st edition) (pp. 53-72). Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society