Welcome PCCSF’s Newest Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner

Caring for critically ill and injured infants and children presents many challenges. At Pediatric Critical Care of South Florida, we not only strive to provide our patients with the best possible care, we also strive to provide their families with the support they need to make it through the difficult moments they face while in the PICU.

We’re able to do this because of our compassionate and dedicated staff, and we’re so excited to announce the addition of Desiree Krass, ARNP! Read on to get to know her!

Desiree attended the University of Mississippi and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology but quickly decided that wasn’t the path for her and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Florida Atlantic University in 2006.  After working for some time in Pediatric Critical Care as a registered nurse, she decided caring for and treating critically ill children was her passion and went on to pursue an advanced degree. She graduated with honors from Vanderbilt University with a Master of Science in Nursing.

After practicing for multiple years as an ARNP in well-established children’s hospitals in Nashville and North Carolina, she and her family decided to relocate to her native South Florida. She was fortunate to obtain a position with PCCSF at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and is very excited for the opportunity to be able to continue her passion of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine with the PCCSF team.

Desiree is a board-certified Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse practitioners.

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