Education and Training
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)Basic Life Support (BLS)Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN)Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care (CPNP-AC)Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
BSN - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
BA in Psychology - Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
MSN - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Titles and Academic Titles
Departments and Services
Boyd, A.E. & Spatz, D.L. (2013). Breastfeeding and human lactation: Education and curricular issues for pediatric nurse practitioners. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 27(2), 83-90.
Posters and Presentations
Boyd A. Case study to Otolaryngology nurses and advanced practice providers about the process for customizing tracheostomy tubes. Society of Otolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses Spring Conference, March 2018.
Awards and Honors
2010, Magna Cum Laude, University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing
2009, Cum Laude, Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
2018-present, Society of Otolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses
2013-present, American Association of Critical Care Nurses
Patient Experience Ratings
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