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Linda Hollen, FNP


Linda Hollen is a pediatric surgery nurse practitioner at Dayton Children's and has worked in the pediatric surgery department for more than a decade.

Linda provides inpatient and outpatient care for pedatric surgery patients and was actively involved in creating the hospital's outpatient burn clinic.

Prior to her role in the surgery department, she spent 18 years working as a registered nurse in Dayton Children's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

education and training

  • medical school:
    • BSN Wright State University
    • FNP Wright State University
  • board certification: ANCC Family Nurse Practitioner

publications and presentations

  • Outpatient Burns in Pediatric Forum, Volume 23, #2
  • What – No Operation for Appendicitis? in Pediatric Clips May/June 2011
  • Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis in Pediatric Clips September 2009

awards, honors and organizations

  • Advanced Trauma Life Support Certification 
  • 1996:  Nursing Excellence Award
  • 2011:  Nursing Excellence Award – Advocacy/Moral Agency
  • 2011:  Cameos of Caring Award

get to know me

I chose my specialty because...

I began my career with Dayton Children’s in the NICU where I regularly interacted with the pediatric surgeons and their patients. Many years later I was presented with the opportunity to join the surgeons as their first ever nurse practitioner. I eagerly accepted the challenge. Over time the NP role has evolved to better serve our surgical patients and families.

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

the organization’s mission is to improve the health status of all children and be the first choice for children’s health. Excellent pediatric care is at the center of all that is done at Dayton Children’s.

Dayton Children's is special because...

we are a big enough facility to offer a vast number of pediatric specialty services. However, we are not so big that we lose sight of the individual patient and the patient’s family.

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