Rachel Pancoe, MSN, CRNP

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Rachel Pancoe, MSN, CRNP, is a nurse practitioner in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) and the Cardiac Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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


Rachel Pancoe, MSN, CRNP, attended Penn State where she obtained both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Minor in Health Human Development & Family Studies and a Minor in Nutritional Sciences. Subsequently, received her Master of Science in Nursing, Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program from Drexel University.

Rachel brings a wealth of experience working with infants/children in our CICU since 2010. She started in our CICU as a new graduate and came to love caring for patients/families with both acquired and congenital heart disease. Through interdisciplinary collaboration, she learned how to care for children with heart disease, assist in emergent situations and support families during their time of need. With her commitment to learning, she became a clinical resource nurse and a charge nurse supporting a busy CICU, creating safe patient assignments, and supporting staff with just in time education.

In 2019, Rachel became a preceptor in the Advanced Cardiac Education (ACE) Program to train CICU nurses in the post-operative care of neonates and children after cardiac surgery and anticipating patients at high risk for decompensation and cardiac arrest. In addition, learned how to provide in the moment feedback and debrief after handoff care.

Education and Training

Board Certification

Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care (CPNP-AC)

Undergraduate Degree

BSN - Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Graduate Degree

MSN, Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner - Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Nurse Practitioner

Departments and Services