Nancy K. Etzel, RN, ACNP-BC

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Nancy K. Etzel, RN, ACNP-BC, is the Director of Global Pediatric Education with the Department of Global Medicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. 

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


Nancy K. Etzel, MSN, CRNP is Director of Global Pediatric Education at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She received her BA in International Studies and Spanish from Niagara University, and later earned her BSN and MSN from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, where she pursued a number of volunteer opportunities focusing on international and local community collaboration. Nancy worked for several years in dental insurance administration, and began her nursing career as a surgical critical care nurse on the Rhoads 5 Trauma and Surgical ICU at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Nancy later practiced as a Neurosurgery nurse practitioner in the University of Pennsylvania Health System. In 2014, she returned to the division of Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care and Emergency Surgery as a nurse practitioner, where she practiced clinically until starting at CHOP Global Pediatric Education in 2019. Nancy has been active in nursing education within the Penn system, as well as in international locations including Mexico, Guatemala, Botswana, and Colombia.

Education and Training

Board Certification

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner - Board Certified (ACNP-BC)
Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses (ATCN)
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
Basic Life Support (BLS)
Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN)

Undergraduate Degree

BA in International Studies and Spanish - Niagara University, Niagara Falls, NY
BSN - University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA

Graduate Degree

MSN, Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner - University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Director of Global Pediatric Education

Departments and Services


Posters and Presentations

Invited Lectures


“De novato a experto, y de vuelta: el liderazgo y el trabajo en equipo en enfermería” [From novice to expert, and back: Leadership and teamwork in nursing.” Presented (in Spanish) to Nursing Grand Rounds, Clínica Alemana de Santiago, Santiago, Chile. Oct 2023.

Co-facilitator: Botswana Healthcare Leadership Course. 3-day seminar in Gaborone, Botswana with participants from University of Botswana Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Nursing, Princess Marina Hospital, Sir Ketumile Masire Teaching Hospital, and Botswana Ministry of Health. Mar 2023.


“Trabajo de equipo en el cuidado del paciente de trauma,” “La comunicación en el paciente hospitalizado con trauma.” Presented (remotely, in Spanish) for Hospital Angeles de Puebla, Puebla, Mexico. Jan 2022.