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Shelley A. Akey, NNP-BC

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Specialty

Neonatology

Areas of Expertise

  • Neonatal Intensive Care Lactation Educator Fetal Cardiology Breastfeeding and Congenital Heart Defects

About Shelley A. Akey, NNP-BC

I started off my nursing journey as an LPN in 2000-2001 subsequently achieving my ADN/RN in 2002 and my BSN in 2005. I initially had wanted to go into nurse anesthesia in the adult CVICU; however, after my husband and I lost twin girls due to a chromosomal anomaly, I knew my calling had taken a turn and that I wanted to help infants and their families experiencing the pain of loss.

I started and graduated from Arizona State University with my MS as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner in 2009. During my education, we had another son born with a cardiac dysrhythmia who passed away at five weeks old. I am happy to report that my husband and are happily married with four handsome boys and a beautiful little girl. After graduation, I began working in the NICU at Phoenix Children's Hospital and then took a position with the cardiology group as a clinical coordinator for both the Fetal Heart Program and Single Ventricle/High Risk programs. I am now fully transitioning in a clinical co-coordinator position for CHAMPION, PCH and Arizona Pediatric Cardiology's single ventricle home monitoring program.

I am currently pursuing my doctorate of nursing practice and expect to graduate in 2017. I'd love to tell you what I do in my free time, but between my career, school, and five children, I don't have any!

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Locations

Phoenix Children's Medical Group - Neonatology

1919 E Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85016-7710
United States

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Phoenix Children's Southwest Valley Specialty Care Center

1665 N Avondale Blvd
Avondale, AZ 85392-5003
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Phoenix Children's Medical Group - Neonatology (CRMC)

1955 W Frye Rd
Chandler, AZ 85224-6282
United States

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Phoenix Children's Medical Group - Neonatology (MGMC)

3555 S Val Vista Dr
Gilbert, AZ 85297-7323
United States

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Phoenix Children's Medical Group - Neonatology (MOB CORE)

3420 S Mercy Rd
Gilbert, AZ 85297-0421
United States

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Education & Training

Medical School / Education

(Neonatal Nurse Practitioner) Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Professional Affiliations

National Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners