Spencer Dean, MSN, APRN-BC

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Spencer Dean, MSN, APRN-BC, is a nurse practitioner for the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit with the Division of Anesthesia Critical Care: Department of Cardiac Critical Care at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Hospital
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)


Spencer Dean, MSN, RN, APRN-BC is part of the will be joining the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit APP Team.

Spencer was the recipient of the Helene Fuld Nursing Trust Scholarship and received a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry followed by a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Villanova University in 2016.  Subsequently, she attended Vanderbilt University and received a Master’s of Science in Nursing, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Acute Care.

Spencer brings a diverse background of experience working at the Women and Infants Hospital in Providence, RI as an intern in the Breast Health Center. She took her other interest in sports medicine and worked with a group of physician’s at the Performance Spine & Sports Physicians group. Once obtaining her BSN, she started her nursing career here at CHOP in our CICU as a bedside nurse. It was at this time, Spencer knew that she wanted to concentrate her education and clinical skills in the CICU. During her time as a nurse, she participated in many publications with one publication “The Developmental Care Flower: An Educational Tool for Inpatient and Procedural Cardiac Nurses” she was the lead author. (Submission in progress to Critical Care Nurse).   Not only was Spencer active in writing, she began to present on many cardiac center topics.

Education and Training

Board Certification

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse - Board Certified (APRN-BC)

Undergraduate Degree

BS in Biochemistry - Villanova University, Villanova, PA
BSN - Villanova University, Villanova, PA

Graduate Degree

MSN, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Acute Care - Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Titles and Academic Titles

Nurse Practitioner

Awards and Honors

Helene Fuld Nursing Trust Scholarship