Director, Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program

Director, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program

Dr. Strohm has spent her nursing career in various roles providing care to neonates, infants, and children and their families in the neonatal ICU, pediatric ICU, pediatric emergency department, and during neonatal and pediatric inter-facility transport.  She has had the opportunity to develop programs aimed at systems change for the most at risk children such as facilitating the development of a rapid response program and enhancing the capabilities of a critical care transport program. She aims to continue to improve pediatric care by providing education to those caring for the most at-risk infants and children and participating in innovation and program development to enhance care delivery to these pediatric patients and families.

We prepare students to embrace the full potential of the pediatric acute care and neonatal nurse practitioner roles upon graduation, providing the foundation for them to not only become excellent clinicians but also engage in quality improvement, health policy and advocacy, education, leadership, and community activities.


Dr. Strohm began her teaching career at Penn Nursing in 2014 as a lecturer in the pediatric acute care nurse practitioner program and faculty preceptor in the pediatric acute care nurse practitioner program - critical care concentration.  She has lectured regionally and nationally on clinical topics and has taught clinical workshops, certification courses, and continuing education courses for clinical providers.

Clinical Practice

Her clinical interests include the recognition of evolving critical illness, care of the neonate outside of the NICU, the chronically critically ill, and pediatric and neonatal critical care transport.

Selected Career Highlights

  • Excellence in Innovation Through Evidence-Based Practice.  Pediatric Early Warning Score Workgroup.  University of Maryland Medical Center 2014 Nursing Excellence Awards.   
  • C. Robert Chambliss, MD Best Paper Award.  Diagnostic consistency between referring and receiving physicians:  An opportunity for the pediatric transport team.  American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition Section on Transport Medicine, Washington, DC, October 9, 2005.

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