Selena Nelson, MSN, BSN, RN, CRNP

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Selena Nelson, MSN, BSN, RN, CRNP, is a palliative care nurse practitioner with the Justin Michael Ingerman Center for Palliative Care at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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


Selena Nelson, CRNP, is one of the pediatric palliative care nurse practitioners on the Pediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT) at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Selena holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree and Master of Science in Nursing Degree from The University of Pennsylvania here in Philadelphia. Prior to her position with PACT, she was a bedside nurse at CHOP.

“Palliative care is an amazing, specialized field of pediatric care. We take the time to get to know patients and families who are facing serious illness in order to support not just the patient, but the whole family, recognizing that illness affects the entire family unit.”

Education and Training

Undergraduate Degree

BSN - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 

Graduate Degree

MS in Pediatric Primary Care - Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner

Departments and Services