From Health at Home to ICU, Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Talk About the Care Continuum

Nurse practitioners and faculty Kristen Brown and Lisa Stambolis represent two different ends of the pediatric practitioner spectrum —acute care and community health. But after decades spent with youth from birth to 22, in various stages of health, there’s much to talk about.

Our goal in the ICU is to get them better, get them home, and rely on our community partners to prevent them from coming back.

Kristen Brown,

I talk a lot about prevention, but there’s also a lot of action out in the field. I have urgently called 911 for a child when I didn’t know if they would make it.

Lisa Stambolis, RN, CPNP

Kristen Brown

Kristen Brown, DNP, CRNP, CPNP-AC, CHSE-A, FAAN is an associate professor at the School of Nursing. She was recently named Interim Associate Dean for Simulation and Immersive Learning, and the 2023 Educator of the Year by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. She worked as an acute care pediatric nurse practitioner at Johns Hopkins Hospital for 14 years.

Lisa Stambolis

Lisa Stambolis, RN, CPNP, is senior project manager for Neighborhood Nursing, a new, nurse-led initiative for community health from Johns Hopkins and University of Maryland, Morgan State, Coppin State, and community organizations like Sisters Together and Reaching (STAR). Formerly, she was Director of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at Healthcare for the Homeless, and also worked for the Baltimore City School System for 11 years.

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Sydnee Logan, MA is Brand and Public Relations Manager at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. She shares nurse and community stories with the world.