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Natalene P. Kramer, NPC

Natalene P. Kramer, NPC

Lives in Camden, New Jersey United States ·
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Last Login:
July 16, 2015
Member Since:
March 9, 2015
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Nursing Title
Lead Nurse Practitioner
Current Nursing Specialization
Work Name (Hospital, Practice, Clinic, etc...)
Cooper University Hospital
Years in Nursing
35 Years
Work Description / Areas of Expertise / Job Duties
Lead the NNP team in the advancement of the role within our setting. Evaluation of NNPs, coordination with NNP students. As a member of the Lead team, I aid the the development of the role within the institution and the development of various programs and conferences specific to advanced practice

Medical management of infants within the level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Delivery room attendance for high risk deliveries and attendance to infants in the newborn nursery and emergency room as indicated. Assistance with the development of the NNP role, communication with families, colleagues, and consultants; education of nurses, medical residents, NNP students, and medical students, as well as research
Brief summary of your nursing background
Began as a staff nurse in the NICU at Magee Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh, then moved on as a staff nurse in the pediatric intensive care unit at Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh. When I graduated as an NNP, I became the first NNP at Children's in Pittsburgh, where I was able to manage children under 1 year of age in both NICU and PICU. I moved to Carolina's Medical Center in order to gain more delivery experience, then moved back to Pennsylvania to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. For the past 11 years I have been an NNP at Cooper University Hospital in Camden New Jersey, and have recently been promoted to Lead Practitioner.
What made you choose a career in nursing?
Simply a feeling that I could make a difference
What Do You Attribute Your Success To?
I love what I do and I care not only about the children I care for, but also, and often particularly the challenges that their families go through.
How do you make a difference in the lives of your patients?
Listen, listen, listen
Research Interests
Parental adaptation, current project (dissertation) parents of children who have had Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy
Articles Summary
Gregg, K., Houck, N.; Irwin, R., Kramer, N., Stayer, D., et al. (2013). Fieldwork as a way of knowing:
An Italian immersion experience. Online Journal of Cultural Competence in Nursing and
Kramer, N. (2012). [Abstract]. Examination of parents of children who have had hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy at birth: A mixed methods study. Proceedings from the 24th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Eastern Nursing Research Society: From Cell to Society: The Intersection of Nursing Research Practice and Policy.
Werner, N. & Conway, A. (1994). [Abstract]. Feeding problems experienced by infants following extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Proceedings from the Ninth Annual meeting of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses.
Werner, N. (1993). Congestive heart failure; pathophysiology and management throughout infancy. The Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing. 7(3). 59-76.
Werner, N. & Conway, A. (1991). Caregiver contacts experienced by premature infants in the neonatal intensive care unit. Maternal Child Nursing Journal, 20(1), 21-43.
Werner, N. (1990). [Abstract]. Caregiver contacts experienced by premature infants in the neonatal intensive care unit. Neonatal Network, 8(5), 73.
1 - Faculty Appointment
Clinical Lecturer: University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing; Graduate 1992-2000
University - Bachelor's
University of Pittsburgh
Bachelor's Degree In
Grad Date - Bachelor's Degree
University - Master's
University of Pittsburgh
Master's Degree In
Grad Date - Master's Degree
APN - Advanced Practice Nurse
1 - Professional Society Membership
American Nurses Credentialing Center
2 - Professional Society Membership
Association of Womens Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
3 - Professional Society Membership
National Association of Neonatal Nurses
4 - Professional Society Membership
Sigma Theta Tau
5 - Professional Society Membership
Golden Key Honor Society
1 - Honor / Award
Supeerior Person Award - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Volunteering and Causes - Charitable Organizations
Temple Sholom Mitzvah Corps
Temple Sholom Adult Choir
Personal Website
Hobbies / Sports
Singing, Traveling
Place of birth
More About Me
Natalene Kramer, APN-BC, MSN, NNP-BC, PhD(c), is a leading nurse practitioner from Camden, New Jersey, specializing in neonatology. Natalene works with newborn infants born with a variety of problems ranging from prematurity, birth defects, infection, cardiac malformations, neurological, respiratory, and surgical problems. As the lead practitioner in her department, she is also responsible for a variety of professional practice issues in her department as well as within the hospital, itself. In practice for over 35 years, Natalene remains up-to-date in medical advances through her professional memberships with the American Nurses Credentialing Center, Association of Women’s Health,the National Association of Neonatal Nurses; as well as by attending conferences and obtaining on-line continuing education. Currently she is a PhD candidate at Duquesne University. She is an active educator and speaker at both universities and at conferences.