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I want patients and families to always feel heard, taken care of and feel included and supported by the staff.


Education & Training

  • DNP, 2016
    The Catholic University Of America
  • MSN, 1997
    Duke University
  • BSN, 1995
    George Mason University
  • DIPL, 1987
    Deaconess College of Nursing

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Nursing Certification Board

National Provider ID: 1578623849


Lisa Ring, MSN, CPNP, AC-PC, is a pediatric nurse practitioner certified in both pediatric acute and primary care. Her current practice is with the Children’s National Heart Institute, specifically providing post-operative care on the Heart and Kidney Unit to those patients undergoing congenital heart surgery. She also has expertise in both wound and burn care.

She has a master’s degree in nursing from Duke University and is currently pursuing her doctorate. She has an interest in education and simulation. Lisa has been an adjunct associate professor for the acute care PNP program at a local university. She is a member of NAPNAP and the Northeast Pediatric Cardiology Nurses Association, and has previously served on the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board subcommittee for development of the first acute care PNP exam.

Lisa has earned multiple awards:

  • 2017 Heart Institute MVP Award. Recognition of outstanding work in quality and safety - Children's National Hospital - Washington, D.C.
  • 2016 Alumni Award for Excellence in Doctoral Studies - The Catholic University of America - Washington, D.C.
  • 2009 Recognition of Outstanding Dedication and Service. Acute Care Self Assessment Exercise Committee -The National Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Nurses - Gaithersburg, M.D.
  • 2003 Excellence in Nursing Practice Award - Children’s National Hospital - Washington, D.C.

Lisa is a native of Cambridge, Mass., and has resided in Northern Virginia since joining Children’s National.