Carissa Stephens, R.N., CCRN, CPN

Carissa Stephens is a pediatric nurse, with a special expertise in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). She is currently a nurse in a pediatric intensive care unit at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas.


  • College of Charleston, BA
  • Roper Hospital School of Practical Nursing, LPN
  • Excelsior College, ASN
  • Capella University, BSN


  • Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN)

Professional Accomplishments

  • Daisy Award Recipient
  • Nurse of the Year finalist
  • Excellence in Action Recipient