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

Medical/Professional School

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia

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