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Our Nurses' Stories
Hear From Our Nurses
Our professional practice model centers around patients and families, but what does that mean in practice? Hear our nurses explain how they put children and families at the heart of everything we do.
Meet Patricia who has been a nurse at Children’s National for 21 years. One of Patricia’s most rewarding experiences was being recognized for the clinics’ work in improving childhood vaccination rates in the communities she serves.
After nearly four decades in nursing, Jeanne Ricks says, “I have grown to understand the importance of every touch, every word.” Today, she touches children’s lives through leadership and mentorship of our cardiac nursing team.
Julia Volcjak, RN, has been a nurse at Children’s National Hospital for nearly 30 years. Her lifelong connection with our hospital started with stories she heard as a kid.
Meet Heather Walsh, MSN, RN, PCNS-BC, CHSE, CPN, the Simulation Education Specialist in the Board of Visitors (BOV) Simulation Program. She’s been at Children’s National for over 15 years. Her nickname is "The Tap Dancing Nurse."
In 2021, Ginger Winder, M.S.N., R.N., CPN, won the Children's National Magnet® Nurse of the Year award for her commitment to empowering her team through her leadership.
Craig Woodside always wanted to be in the medical profession, but it took him a bit of trial and error to find the right patients.
Chrystal Young-Johnson is a Children’s School Services nurse known for excellence and dedication to the students and communities we serve.