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Our Nurses' Stories

 
Reginald Bannerman

Reginald Bannerman's Story

Reginald Bannerman beams when he talks about the work of the nurses in the inpatient psychiatry unit. He’s proud to have helped foster a close-knit team that encourages patients through treatment, celebrates their every victory and advocates for awareness of mental health issues.

Megan Bellagamba

Megan Bellagamba's Story

Megan Bellagamba was inspired to become a nurse after her twin nieces were born prematurely and she saw the great care they received during their early days in the NICU. She saves lives at the hospital and during her personal time as fellow patron at a restaurant in Virginia, Pam Weil, recounts.

150 Years Stronger Patient Story Calvin

Calvin Burke's Story

Calvin Burke never planned on a nursing career. But today as a crisis nurse, he is a problem solver — he stabilizes trauma patients and safely transports complex, critically ill children.

Lucy Burrell, RN

Lucy Burrell's Story

She didn't have a medical degree, but when the young administrative assistant who started at Children's National right out of high school stepped into the position as coordinator for Children's National neonatal database, her world opened up.

Nadine Camp

Nadine Camp's Story

As a primary care provider at Children's Health Center at Good Hope Road, Nadine Camp sees her role as keeping children at their best. "This includes not only their health, but also in their ability to succeed at school, relationships, and beyond," says Camp.

Cassandra Charity

Cassandra Charity's Story

Cassandra "Sandy" Charity has kept compassion at the center of her work at Children's National Hospital for an incredible 40 years. She proudly cares for children when they come in for their scans and radiology appointments, helping them get comfortable with the MRI, CT and nuclear medicine machines.
150 Years Stronger Patient Story Colleen

Colleen Iler's Story

Care that Colleen Iler provides in the heart transplant clinic includes shepherding patients through visits with doctors, social workers, psychologists, dieticians and pharmacists and sometimes, palliative care.

Courtney Jones

Courtney M. Jones' Story

When Courtney M. Jones, RN, BSN, began her career in labor and delivery, she found herself drawn to teenage mothers. So when she moved to school nursing, she knew a high school was the place for her.

Meet Michelle O'Brien

Michelle O'Brien's Story

Meet Michelle O'Brien, RN, BSN, who feels a sense of purpose and meaning that makes her proud to be a nurse.

Deborah Owens

Deborah Owens' Story

"His future depended on the transplant, and I knew I had to do something to help," school nurse Deborah Owens, LPN, says. Learn how Owens went on to educate a community and save one child's life through bone marrow transplantation.