BY: BOSTON TRUAMA STAFF
Ingrid Erikson, MS, NP is the Pediatric Surgery Nurse Practitioner and Pediatric Trauma Program Manager at Boston Medical Center. She graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Northeastern University and her Master’s in Nursing from Boston College. She previously worked for 15 years as a Registered Nurse at Boston Children’s Hospital. She has been at BMC for the past 20 years as a NP for the Pediatric Surgery Department and the Pediatric Trauma Program Manager for about 13 years now. Her responsibilities include managing pediatric surgery/trauma inpatients and overseeing the pediatric surgery outpatient clinic. She also continues to serve as a mentor to many medical students and residents in the department of surgery. Her clinical interest predominantly focuses on infants with congenital abnormalities.
Erikson’s passion for nursing started at an early age. She always wanted to pursue nursing and came to love the profession even more as she continued to volunteer in hospitals and worked in nursing homes throughout her high school years. She has seen many changes during her years at BMC and remarked that her old office back in 1993 was in the Talbot Building which now currently is the BU School of Public Health building. She even remembers taking the underground tunnel from the Talbot Building to Dowling which back then was the inpatient building. Among all the many structural changes over the years she states that one thing has and will always remain the same about this place, the team of dedicated staff will always strive to provide exceptional care without exception.
BMC is special to Erickson in many ways. She is drawn to the diverse patient population, rich history of the hospital and the collaboration with other departments within the hospital makes her workflow exciting and challenging. She works closely with staff in not only the pediatric surgery department, but with staff in the PACU, nurses in the OR, NICU, pediatric unit, radiology and pediatric specialists and primary care physicians.