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