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Reyna Nikolaus, FNP

"I love working at CHKD because it feels like family, and there is a huge sense of community support and love. Our team is diverse and always working together to make the families and patient feel like they matter most."

Reyna Nikolaus, FNP-BC, SANE-A, CPEN

(757) 668-7703

College: Cayuga Community College

Graduate school: Walden University


After being a nurse for 18 years in pediatrics/adult emergency room and trauma, Nikolaus decided to further her education and graduated with a family nurse practitioner degree.

After graduation, she worked as a hospitalist and realized how much she missed the pediatric population. When presented the opportunity to join CHKD, she couldn’t pass it up.

In 2013, she became a forensic nurse for CHKD’s Child Advocacy Centet. Today, she is a pediatric surgical nurse practitioner, a role in which she can use all of her skills with CHKD's pediatric population and Level 1 trauma center.

Nikolaus lives in Waverly with her husband – a paramedic for CHKD's transport team – and son.

Clinical Interests
  • Forensics and trauma education
Honors & Awards
  • Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse
  • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner- Adult/Adolescent
  • Inducted in Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing
  • International Association of Forensic Nurses
  • Society of Trauma Nurses
  • Emergency Nurses Association
  • Visiting Nurse Association
  • American Nurses Association
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Board of Certification for Emergency Nurses
(757) 668-7703