Danielle Thurston, MSN, CPNP-AC/PC

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Danielle Thurston, MSN, CPNP-AC/PC, is a general surgery nurse practitioner with the Division of General, Thoracic & Fetal Surgery at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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

Education and Training

Board Certification

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
Basic Life Support (BLS)
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care (CPNP-PC)
Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care (CRNP-AC)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Undergraduate Degree

BSN - Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
BA in Psychology - The College of New Jersey, Ewing Township, NJ

Graduate Degree

MSN, Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner - Villanova University, Villanova, PA

Additional Training

Post-Master Certification of Nursing, Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner - Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

General Surgery Nurse Practitioner

Departments and Services

Awards and Honors

2013, Villanova University, College of Nursing, Award for Distinguished Achievement in Service
2013, Villanova University, College of Nursing, Tuition Scholar
2009, Thomas Jefferson University, College of Nursing, Dean’s Scholarship
2007-2008, Villanova University, Department of Education & Counseling, Graduate Assistant

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations


Sigma Theta Tau International, The Honor Society of Nursing
Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology


National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
Society of Trauma Nurses