Faculty Practice Spotlight: Dr. Misty Ellis

Posted: December 9, 2021

Misty Ellis, DNP, APRN, CPNP-AC/PC

Assistant Professor, Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Track Coordinator

Courses               

NUR 930 Problems in Advanced Practice Nursing

NUR 916 Program Planning & Evaluation for Improvement (Co-Faculty with Dr. Karen Butler)

Area of Practice

Pediatric Intensive Care and Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Medicine

Clinical Site

University of Kentucky Children's Hospital -Heinrich A. Werner Division of Pediatric Critical Care

The Pediatric Intensive Care and Cardiac Intensive Care units are areas of the hospital that care for some of the most critically ill infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. Specialized training is required to provide children with the highest level of medical care.

What Do You Enjoy About Your Practice?

“One of the most rewarding aspects of my practice is the patient and family interactions. It is a privilege to care for such fragile children and have families trust you and your team's profession. Secondly, the team dynamic associated with critical care medicine is amazing. This is an area of medicine that often requires multiple subspecialities, physicians, nurses, advance practice providers, respiratory therapist, and others to provide intensive medicine to children. Having this opportunity to work and learn alongside so many compassionate, brilliant, hardworking people gives me great joy!”