Kelly Darden, DNP, APRN, PNP-AC, is a pediatric acute care nurse practitioner with more than eight years of pediatric critical care and oncology experience. She is currently the Advanced Practice Provider Manager at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies. She has developed the nation’s first Postgraduate Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Program in order to offer new advanced practice providers an additional year of mentored clinical practice in an acute care setting before starting their career.
Kelly provides clinical care at the Haley Center for Children's Cancers and Blood Disorders at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital Pediatric Oncology. She provides care for pediatric patients receiving chemotherapy as well as acutely ill oncology patients post-chemotherapy. Kelly's clinical interests include providing safe sedation for oncology patients and improving the discharge process for new diagnoses.