Kathryn Beardsley is a pediatric nurse practitioner in acute care at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children Neurosurgery, part of the Leon Pediatric Neuroscience Center of Excellence. Her specialties include:
- Taking care of neurosurgical pediatric patients in the intensive care unit and neonatal intensive care
- Caring for neurosurgical pediatric patients in outpatient settings
- Assisting in the operating room
- Educating and communicating with families
Kathryn received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Rochester in New York and a bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Florida in Gainesville. She earned her Master of Science in nursing from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. As a nurse practitioner, her clinical experience took place at St. Josephs Children’s Hospital and Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, both in Tampa Bay, and the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.
She is a nurse practitioner and a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.