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Caitlin Phinney | Education

Undergraduate School

Fairfield University

2008, Fairfield, CT

Graduate School

Simmons College

2014, Boston, MA

Caitlin Phinney | Professional History

Caitlin is now an APN working within the MUSIC program. She has helped grow this innovative program for children with complex IBD who often require surgical intervention. Caitlin, along with the team, manages care for these children who often require ongoing assessment and intervention to help improve quality of life.

Selected Publications

  1. Micalizzi, Rosella A., MSN, RN, CPNP-PC; Phinney, Caitlin, MSN, RN, FNP-BC; Lemire, Lindsay, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, FNP-C; O’Donnell, Ellen A., MSN, RN, CPNP-PC. (2018). Advanced Practice Nurse Phone Follow-Up Initiative to Reduce Unplanned Returns for Perforated Appendicitis Patients. Journal of Pediatric Surgical Nursing: July/September 2018 - Volume 7 - Issue 3 - p 93–99 doi: 10.1097/JPS.0000000000000183. View abstract
  2. Paul et al. (2019). “Competency-based Professional Advancement Model for Advanced Practice RNs” Accepted for publication by JONA, Volume 49, Issue 2.
  3. Chalphin AV, Serres SK, Micalizzi R, Dawson M, Phinney C, Hrycko A, Martin-Quashie A, Pepin M, Smithers CJ, Rangel S, Chen C (2019) “Development and implementation of a surgical quality improvement pathway for pediatric intussusception patients” Accepted for publication by Pediatr Qual Saf.

I love being a provider in surgery but especially for the pediatric population! I love working with patients and their families and trying to make their experience as pleasant as possible.