Crystal Nicole Saucedo, ARNP

"What keeps me going are the emotional connections I form with my young patients and their families. It’s such a beautiful, sacred thing to be let in with open arms during someone’s most vulnerable time."

  • When I was 15, I developed an osteosarcoma (a kind of bone cancer), and through that experience, I became interested in both pediatric oncology and nursing. I’ve always enjoyed working with children and adolescents. As I grew in my career, I began to see myself as a pillar for the families I work with, someone parents and caregivers can lean on for support and guidance. What keeps me going are the emotional connections I form with my young patients and their families. It’s such a beautiful, sacred thing to be let in with open arms during someone’s most vulnerable time.

    I am part of the pediatric bone marrow transplant team at SCCA and Seattle Children’s. Before becoming an advanced registered nurse practitioner, I worked as a bedside nurse in pediatric oncology for five years. In my current role, I provide inpatient and outpatient care for children with a variety of cancers and non-malignant disorders. I work with a close-knit team of professionals in oncology and other specialties who aim to individualize care for each patient,  giving them the best possible chance of success. 

Overview

Board Certification(s)

NP Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Medical/Professional School

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia

Clinical Interests
 
Acute and chronic graft-versus-host disease, long-term follow-up, survivorship