Ilana Anderson, certified pediatric nurse practitioner

"Working in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit allows me to care for critically ill children and help families during some of the most difficult and emotional times in their lives. I strive to provide the best medical care, be there for my patients and their families, keeping them informed, and providing emotional support during their PICU stay."

Ilana Anderson, CPNP-AC

(757) 668-7331

College: Old Dominion University

Graduate school: University of South Alabama


 Anderson grew up in Virginia Beach and spent the first four years of her nursing career as a bedside nurse in the neurosurgical intensive care unit at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

In 2003, she began her pediatric nursing career in the pediatric intensive care unit at CHKD.

In 2007, she became an education coordinator in the pediatric intensive care unit. Upon completing her master’s degree, Anderson joined the pediatric critical care team as a nurse practitioner in 2017.

Clinical Interests
  • Trauma
  • Sepsis
  • Patient and family education
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Association of Critical Care Nurses