1. Bleazard, Mark MSN, APRN, ACCNS-P, CPN, CPEN
  2. Baker, Ann-Marie C. MSN, RN, NPD-BC
  3. Crumpler, Cherie L. MSN, RN, CNOR
  4. Dwyer, Erin C. MSN, APRN, ACCNS-P, CCRN-K
  5. Garver, Dana MSN, APRN, PCNS-BC, CPN
  6. Gossman, John W. BSN, RN, CCRN, PHRN
  7. Haut, Catherine M. DNP, CPNP, CCRN, FAANP
  8. Jenkins, Pamela S. MSN, RN, CPEN, CPN, NPD-BC
  9. Lietzke, Lisa M. MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, TCRN
  10. Nusspickel, Kevin J. MSN, RN, CPNP-AC, CCRN
  11. Watson, Norine DNP, RN, NEA-BC


The role of pediatric hospitals in the COVID-19 pandemic changed quickly. The team of clinical nurse specialists and clinical nurse educators in a large pediatric hospital were instrumental in the institutional response through simulations, serving as change agents, collaboration, and implementing systems thinking. Leveraging the expertise of this team during this historical and unprecedented time optimized patient and associate safety as part of a pediatric hospital's COVID-19 response.