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Heather Wheeler, NNP


neonatal, administration


I have been an RN for 25 years and have worked in many specialties and locations. I found my passion when I found the NICU. I am married with 5 girls.

education and training

  • graduate school: Rush University in Chicago – Post masters certificate NNP
  • MSN in nursing administration  
  • board certification: Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

publications and presentations

  • Congenital Methemoglobinemia: A Case Review (poster and podium) Washington DC 2014
  • Breast Milk in the SCN - The Christ Hospital 2008
  • Enterbacter Sasaki and Powdered Infant Formula - University of Cincinnati 2007
  • Feeding of Premature Neonates in the SCN - The Christ Hospital 2007
  • Synergy Model and Relationship Based Care in a FCC Environment - University Hospital 2007
  • The Chest Tube: Physiology and Care of - Mercy Health System 2006
  • Homeostasis and Blood Products in the Adult Patient - Mercy Health Systems 2006

awards, honors and organizations

  • Scholarships/Who’s Who in nursing 2005-2007
  • Kids in Caring winner for 2002
  • NCNA – National Collegiate Nursing Award, 1993
  • USAA All-American Scholars Award, 1993

get to know me

I chose my specialty because...

I have never met a stronger being then a neonate/baby. I absolutely love caring for these patients.

I chose to work at Dayton Children's because...

I would trust my co-workers to care for my own child and I want to work in that environment

Dayton Children's is special because...

we put kids and their families first.

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