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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.
Members of the emergency transport team wheel a patient on a stretcher past SkyBear helicopter

Emergency Transport Team's Story

Nurses on the Children's National transport team serve in three different roles, including ground transport nurse, flight nurse and intake nurse. The main objective of each of these roles is to facilitate the safe care and transport of patients to and from Children’s National Hospital and our partner facilities.

Members of the Nurse Navigator Team at Children's National

ShellyAnn Hope's Story

Nurse navigators make sure that families understand all medical information that is being given to them at any point in time. Learn about one at Children's National.

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.