John F. Bennett, ARNP

John F. Bennett, ARNP

Rehabilitation, Developmental Pediatrics

On staff since July 2012

"I work with children and their families to lessen the burden of their injury or disease. I collaborate with the family and their healthcare team to optimize functional independence and help kids focus on playing, learning and growing regardless of their personal limitations. My greatest clinical success is enabling a child to play, laugh and smile."

Forrest Bennett is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Seattle Childrens Hospital. He earned a bachelors of Nursing at Seattle University and has worked at both the University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center as a critical care nurse caring for a diverse population of medically complex patients. While at Harborview he developed an interest in caring for children with pediatric trauma and complex disease and its effect on the developing child.

Forrest received a masters of Nursing from the University of Washington in 2012, where he specialized in pediatrics. He has a special interest in traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries and neuromuscular disorders. Forrest is also an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys mountaineering, rock climbing, telemark skiing, surfing and camping.


  • Kathleen Clinton, WA 08.30.15

    Forrest is in the highest league of professionals of registered nurse practitioners. My daughter possesses complex issues, and Forrest has given me and my child exceptionally dedicated service. My daughter had surgery on both her legs this summer; she never has walked, and she is seven years old. Forrest has spent many hours designing a plan for her to walk correctly when her casts come off. The plan covers all aspects of this huge change in my daughter's life. I am so grateful for Forrest's perseverance and commitment to producing a life changing outcome for my child. I am so grateful!

  • Cathy Bellevue, WA 05.14.15

    I highly recommend Forrest. He was able to interact well with my son, using a mixture of facts and humor. He's a part of an excellent team of concussion professionals that worked so well with my son.


Board Certification(s)

NP Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Medical/Professional School

Seattle University College of Nursing, Seattle
University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle

Clinical Interests

The care of children with traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, and neuromuscular disorders

Research Description

Use of mobile information technology in healthcare and health promotion.