Lindsey Ann van Winkle, ARNP
"Facing a new diagnosis can be overwhelming. Helping patients and their families navigate the next steps is one of the most rewarding parts of my work."
Lindsey earned her Baccalaureate degree at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell and went onto follow in the footsteps of her mother as a pediatric nurse. She began her career in the Emergency Department at Boston Children's Hospital after being selected as one of the first new graduate nurses to work in this position. She cared for children and families with acute and chronic pediatric conditions.
The desire to have a more active role in the medical management of her patients led her to pursue a Masters of Science in Nursing at Duke University. She is dually certified as a Primary Care and Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.
Lindsey has been working as a PNP with the Division of Neurosurgery at Seattle Children's since 2010 and is a valued member of her team. She particularly enjoys the unique model of rotating between the inpatient service and clinic. This creates the opportunity to develop relationships with patients and families over time.
She is passionate about teaching and regularly participates in nursing education. Helping families to understand their son or daughter's diagnosis and plan of care is incredibly rewarding.
Our family recently moved from Florida to Washington, and thus we were faced with transitioning care for our son who has Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. We've had a few shunt scares over the last few months and have seen Lindsey twice. She has always been very warm and reassuring, never in a hurry, and willing to answer all of our questions. We are lucky to have her as part of our son's care team!
We loved working with Lindsey when we were at the hospital with our 1 month old. She was willing to answer all our questions and was quick to get an answer for us if she did not have it. Lindsey was always kind and thorough.
- Board Certification(s)
NP Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - PrimaryCare
NP Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - AcuteCare
- Medical/Professional School
University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Duke University, Durham