Stephen Jones, MS, RN, PNP, ET, is a fulltime Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse Practitioner and Enterostomal Therapist, practicing at The Children’s Hospital @ Albany Medical Center in Albany, NY. In this multidimensional role, Stephen covers all inpatient pediatric units, including the PICU, as well as the pediatric Pulmonary & Cystic Fibrosis clinic. As an Enterostomal Therapist specializing in infants and children, Steve serves as a resource and consultant around the country. He has published articles in numerous nursing journals, authored chapters in several pediatric textbooks, and presented posters at numerous national conferences. Steve was instrumental in establishing the original pediatric transport team, pediatric critical care courses and pediatric core curriculum at his hospital, and initiation of the pediatric PICC program. In addition to his active and busy clinical practice, he is also the founder and principal of Pediatric Concepts, a company dedicated to providing quality educational programs for healthcare professionals.
Stephen has focused his nursing career entirely in pediatrics, previously serving in various staff positions within the PICU and general pediatric units. He continues to be active in all arenas of pediatric nursing, as well as a member of his local state NP association. Stephen holds undergraduate degrees from Union College and Skidmore College, while his graduate degree is from the University of Rochester. He has been on and continues to participate via speakers bureaus for a variety of pharmaceutical companies and continues to lecture extensively to a diverse audience through North America, including healthcare professionals, as well as parents and families. Steve’s long-standing passion for optimal and evidence-based pediatric care will be evident throughout this presentation. You will find him to be practical, informative, entertaining and motivating.