Pediatric Nurses Love Cohen Children's!

Dana Kaelin, RN

Pediatric Care

Why is your career as a pediatric nurse so rewarding? The impact you have on patients and families can be life-changing. Seeing patients smile, easing their pain or calming worried parents — these are among the most rewarding experiences of this job.





Kristine Pullen, RN

Adolescent Care

I love my job because … The children remind me every day to appreciate life and the people who are in it. My greatest reward as a pediatric nurse is when patients visit later and you can see the dramatic difference in their strength, personality and health. It helps me remind myself that those hard, long days will pay off. There’s nothing better than seeing these kids smile and feel well.




Robert Wilson, RN

Pediatric Emergency Care

Working at an award-winning children’s hospital means … being on the forefront of caring for the most vulnerable population and letting kids achieve their potential. Most of all, it means letting kids be kids.






Heather Di Scala, RN

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Why is your career as a pediatric nurse so rewarding? Every day is exciting and challenging. New technology and therapies are constantly evolving at Cohen Children's.




Alison Beach, RN

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

To see a smile on a child’s face — what does that mean to you? Seeing a smile on a child’s face means that I am doing my job well because that child is free from pain. And maybe, for a just a moment, the child has forgotten that he or she is in the hospital.





Valerie Jones, RN

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

I love my job because ... every day creates a new challenge and exciting discoveries. I get to take care of my patients and their families.





Alexandra Wallick, RN

Pediatric Float

I love my job because...There is not a day that goes by that I don’t feel a sense of pride for what I do. I initially chose to work here because of the hospital’s excellent reputation and because of my passion for working with children. Three years later, that passion is still there, only it has been amplified by the relationships I have made with my co-workers, the love I feel for my patients and the knowledge I have gained through my extensive training and experience.


Karen Gee, RN

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Why did you become a pediatric nurse? I became a pediatric nurse because I love children. I also enjoy teaching parents and family about their child’s disease/plan of care.





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