Shannon M. Gaines, MSN, RN, CPEN

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Shannon M. Gaines, MSN, RN, CPEN, is an education nurse specialist for the Emergency Department at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. 

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


Shannon Gaines is currently the education nurse specialist for the Emergency Department at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She has held this position since 2016, however, worked as a bedside clinican in the Emergency Department since June 2008. Ms. Gaines works with both the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia resuscitation and trauma committees; collaborating with ICU and trauma sub-specialities to evaluate, and educate clinicans using current clinical guidelines. Ms. Gaines additionally has significant background in design and implementation of simulation for clinical education. She has collaborated with multiple disciplines to design, implement, and evlaute simulation for use in clinical education programs as well as regular training for emergency department staff.

Education and Training

Board Certification

Basic Life Support (BLS)
Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse (CPEN)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Undergraduate Degree

BSN - Rutgers University Camden, Camden, NJ

Graduate Degree

MSN - Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Education Nurse Specialist

Departments and Services