As Orlando Health Corporate Nursing Practice Council Vice Chair, Kristina Watterson is being mentored to assume the role of Chair in 2021. She is also the Vice Chair of the Nursing Medication Management Committee and a past Chair of the Orlando Health Arnold Palmer and Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital Nursing Practice Council. Kristina is a clinical nurse IV on the Arnold Palmer Hospital Pediatric Orthopedic/Neurology Unit where she is a member and past Chair of the Unit Nursing Practice Council.
Kristina earned her bachelor of science degree in nursing from University of Central Florida in Orlando. She is board certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board as a pediatric nurse. She has served as the lead author of five quality improvement projects that resulted in poster presentations at the Orlando Health Arnold Palmer and Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital annual Magnet fairs, with two of these projects published in the Journal of Pediatric Nursing. Kristina also serves in the roles of Charge Nurse and Preceptor on her unit and was honored with the Nursing Excellence award in 2017.