I love working in pediatrics because I have the opportunity to establish rapport and continuity of care with the children and their families.






  • English

  • Spanish


Undergraduate Degree

  • Valparaiso University , 2005 , Valparaiso , IN

Graduate Degree

Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • University of Michigan , 2012 , Ann Arbor , MI

Philosophy of Care

Becoming a mother myself has allowed me to truly relate and empathize with the families that I care for. I feel that it is truly a gift to be able to work closely with children and their families.  The importance of listening closely to families’ concerns and being able to help families along the way during their trials is essential to the care I provide.  Being in pediatrics has definitely helped me grow professionally and personally; the children and families I have worked with over the years have helped shape my life as a provider, a wife, and a mother.  During my free time, I enjoy being home with my son (going to the park, meeting up with friends, coaching soccer), hiking/exercising with my family, and reading.


My love for pediatrics had started in nursing school, it was then that I decided I only wanted to be a pediatric nurse.  After I graduated nursing school, I began working as a pediatric RN at University of Chicago Comer Children’s hospital on the inpatient medical surgical unit.  Following this position, I had a position as a pediatric intensive care nurse at Memorial Children’s Hospital of South Bend in Indiana.  From these experiences, I knew that I wanted to become a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.  I began the Master’s program at University of Michigan while working at Mott Children’s Hospital at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI as a float nurse on the inpatient units and step-down cardiac ICU. After completing my degree in 2012, my husband and I moved to Portland, OR where I had the opportunity to work as a PNP in primary care as a primary care provider.  I also had the opportunity to be involved in research during my career and hope to continue working with Pediatric Neurology/Epilepsy Research in the future. My publication: Grossklaus, H., & Marvicsin, D. (2014). Parenting Efficacy and its Relationship to the Prevention of Childhood Obesity. Pediatric Nursing, 40(2).