For her tireless efforts advocating to bring a free-standing children’s hospital to RVA, Dr. Nelson has been recognized by Discover Richmond and the RTD as one of 10 finalists for 2015 Person of the Year. Click here to read the RTD article by Tammie Smith, “Pediatrician continues quest for kids’ hospital.’
We are excited to announce that Lauren Etz, R.N., C.P.N.P. will be joining PAR in January 2016 as our 5th nurse practitioner and 4th lactation specialist. Prior to our practice, Lauren worked for over 4 years as a Registered Nurse at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, then as a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at a local pediatric group for 2 1/2 years. Lauren is passionate about breastfeeding, and in February 2015 she became a Certified Lactation Specialist.
Lauren was born and raised in Midlothian, VA. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from JMU in 2008 and Master’s degree in Child Health Nursing from VCU in 2012. She is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and the U.S. Lactation Consultant Association. Outside of work Lauren enjoys playing sports, including softball, running, and snowboarding. She also loves traveling and cooking.
Pediatric Associates of Richmond has been a pioneer in providing in-house breastfeeding support services. Lauren’s expertise, experience and passion will only help to further this mission. Lauren will see patients at both our West End and Mechanicsville locations. Please join us in welcoming Lauren to the PAR family.