Alexandria Pietrafesa, MSN, CRNP

female silhouette icon
Alexandria Pietrafesa, MSN, CRNP, is nurse practitioner with the Cardiac Care Unit at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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


Alexandria Pietrafesa, MSN, CRNP, first attended Arcadia University where she received her Bachelor of Arts-Biology and subsequently attended Thomas Jefferson University where she received her Bachelor of Nursing and Master of Nursing degrees.

Alexandria brings a wealth of experience from her work here in the Cardiac Care Unit (CCU) as a bedside nurse since 2015. During her time in the CCU, she participated in many committees, became a primary preceptor for new hires and was the clinical resource nurse for the Ventricular Assist Devices. Her passion for caring for children and their families with congenital heart disease and acquired heart disease was evidenced by Alexandria partnering with other unit leaders to be a champion to prevent harm to our patients. She became a qualified observer for central line dressing changes, cap changes and lab draws to reduce and prevent CLABSI’s.

Alexandria’s clinical experience through her Master’s program provided not only primary care experience but also how to conduct a thorough preoperative anesthesia assessment for children undergoing a procedure or surgery.

Education and Training

Board Certification

Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP)

Undergraduate Degree

BA in Biology - Arcadia University, Glenside, PA

Graduate Degree

BSN - Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
MSN - Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Nurse Practitioner

Departments and Services