Undergraduate Degree

  • Fairfield University , 2008 , Fairfield , CT

Graduate Degree

  • Simmons College , 2014 , Boston , MA

Philosophy of Care

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.


Prior to Boston Children's Hospital, Caitlin Phinney worked at Good Samaritan Medical Center as a registered nurse in caring for a wide range of patients from orthopedics to general surgery. She became a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2014 and began her career in surgery at Boston Children's Hospital where she also trained as a student.

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.


  • American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Certified, Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Certified, Nurse Practitioner