Nurse Practitioner | Nurse Practitioner Bio

Sandy Summers, MSN, RN, PNP-BC

Gastroenterology and Nutrition
summers_s@kids.wustl.edu
Phone: 454-6173

Sandy joined the Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Division in 2001 as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. As an advance practice nurse she works in collaboration with the physicians and independently to care for children with a variety of gastrointestinal and nutritional disorders. She sees patients in the outpatient suites. Currently, Sandy has outpatient appointments at St. Louis Children’s Hospital on Monday, Tuesday and Friday and on Thursday at the Washington University Pediatric Specialist office in West County. She has a special interest in children with short bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, Celiac disease and growth problems. She has had extensive training in gastroenterology and nutrition by her collaborating faculty. Prior to joining the Gastroenterology and Nutritional Division, Sandy worked for 6 years as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in general pediatrics in pediatric primary care setting.

Education

  • University of Missouri-Kansas City, Masters of Science in Nursing of Children and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, 1995
  • University of Missouri-St. Louis, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 1984
  • Burge School of Nursing , Springfield, Missouri, Diploma, 1997

Licensure and Board Certification

  • Missouri Registered Nurse, 1977 to present
  • Missouri Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, 1995 to present
  • Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Certification, 1995 to present

Honors

  • Shirley A. Martin Distinguished Nurse Award, University of Missouri School of Nursing, May 1995
  • Outstanding Alumni Award, University of Missouri School of Nursing, May 1995
  • National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners
  • St. Louis Area Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners
  • American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
  • Missouri Nurses Association

Selected Publications

  1. Children’s Health Care; Spring 1999, Vol. 28, No.2. p 189. A comparative Study of Health, Developmental, and Behavioral Factors in Preschool Children of Battered and Nonbattered Women. Janice M. Attala and Sandra M. Summers.

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