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Kristen Brown, DNP, CRNP, CPNP-AC, CHSE

Assistant Professor
Advanced Practice Simulation Coordinator
Kristen Brown
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Specialties and Expertise

  • Acute/Critical Care
  • Cardiovascular
  • Education
  • Pediatrics
  • Resuscitation Training
  • Simulation


Kristen Brown, assistant professor and advanced practice simulation coordinator, is an acute care pediatric nurse practitioner in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She has helped to develop its nurse practitioner program in her 10-plus years there. Dr. Brown also has a special interest in the care of children with congenital heart disease and had previously functioned as the pediatric cardiac critical care coordinator for the PICU. She recently finished a two-year fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center. Dr. Brown was the first nurse to be named the Zamierowski Simulation Fellow. In this role, she utilized simulation for research and the education of a multidisciplinary group of providers. She will continue her work in simulation at the Johns Hopkins schools of Medicine and Nursing. Dr. Brown will function as pediatric critical care simulation coordinator for the PICU as well as incorporating simulation into advanced practice programs at JHSON.

Additional Resources

Below are selected resources. For more information, please see full CV.

  • Videos
  • Publications/Research

    Brown KM, Mudd SS, Hunt EA, Perretta JS, Shilkofski NA, Diddle JW, Yurasek G, Bembea M, Duval-Arnould J, Nelson McMillan K. A Multiinstitutional Simulation Boot Camp for Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Nurse Practitioners. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2018; 19(6), 564-571. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000001532. PubMed PMID: 29533354.

    Nelson-McMillan, K., Ravekes, W. J., Thompson, W. R., Brown, K. M., Wolff, L., Wadia, R. S., McNamara, L. M., Shaffner, D. H., Berkowitz, I. D., Jacobs, M. L., & Vricella, L. A. (2016). Membrane oxygenator use with biventricular assist device: facilitation of support and lung recovery. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg, 9(1), 105-109.

    Book Chapters

    Boucher, L., Brown, K.M., L. Callow, Huff, C., Petersen, E. Congenital Heart Defects. In Justice, L. & Callow, L (Eds.), Advanced Practice Provider Curriculum (pp.65-119). Richmond, VA: PCICS.

    Brown, K.M., Jones, M.B., Moore, L, Meliones, J, Ascenzi, J., Montogomery, J. (in press) Advanced Nursing Practice in Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care. In Ungerleider, R. M. (Ed.), Critical Heart Disease in Infants and Children, 3e, Elsevier (in press).

    McBride, M.E., Su, L., Moga, M., Jain, P.M., Erkonen, G.E., Brown, K.M., Bavare, A., Bastero, P., Allan, C.K. (2016). Simulation Curriculum.  In Bronicki R. A. (Ed.), Curriculum for Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Medicine: Physician & Simulation (pp. 273-432). Richmond, VA: PCICS.


  • Awards/Honors

    2017 Professors’ Choice for Best Poster—The International Pediatric Simulation Society Symposia and Workshop: A High-fidelity Simulation Boot Camp for Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Nurse Practitioners, Boston, MA

    International presentations:

    2017 Brown, K., Sullivan, N. Simulation in Nursing Education from Pre-Licensure to Advanced Practice. International Pediatric Simulation Society Symposia and Workshop (IPSSW) (Panel discussion, invited)

    2017 Brown, K.M., Mudd, S.S., Hunt, E.A., Duval-Arnould, J., Perretta, J., Nelson-McMillan, K. A High-fidelity Simulation Boot Camp for Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Nurse Practitioners, Pediatric Simulation Society Symposia and Workshop (IPSSW) (Abstract, invited)

    2016 Brown, K. Early Recognition and Management of Low Cardiac Output in the Postoperative Congenital Heart Disease Patient. 16th Annual International Symposium on Congenital Heart Disease (Invited)

    2016 Brown, K. Cutting Edge Concepts for Managing Cardiac Arrest in the Critically Ill Child: Beyond the 2015 Guidelines. 8th World Congress on Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Workshop Faculty (Invited)