Department of Nursing Practice, Professional Development and Innovation

The Department of Nursing Practice, Professional Development and Innovation (NPPDI) is the initial contact point for all nursing, NP, PA and CRNA students who train at Seattle Children’s.

NPPDI Leadership

  • Debra Ridling, PhD, MS, RN, NEA-BC, senior director, Nursing Practice and Research; associate chief nurse
  • Elaina Robinson, MSN, RN-BC, director, Nursing Professional Development
  • Ronna Smith, MN, ARNP, manager, APP Clinical Education