Kia Small is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner in acute care (CPNP-AC) with The Haley Center for Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. She focuses primarily on providing care for patients diagnosed with sickle cell disease who require chronic transfusions. She is able to perform a variety of procedures, including:
- Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy
- Lumbar puncture
Kia believes in taking a holistic approach to patient care that factors in physical, mental and emotional needs as a way to cultivate a healthy lifestyle. In doing so, she aims to build lasting relationships with her patients.
Kia earned her Master of Science in nursing, with an acute care pediatric nurse practitioner specialty, from the University of South Alabama in Mobile. She also has a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee.
Kia is certified as a pediatric nurse practitioner in acute care with the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.