Kathi Salley Randall, MSN, CNS, NNP-BC


Co-Chair of Communication and Networking Committee

Kathi Randall, MSN, CNS, NNP-BC is a masters-prepared Clinical Nurse Specialist and board-certified Neonatal Nurse Practitioner with more than 20 years of neonatal expertise. She is also the founder of Synapse Care Solutions, an education and consulting company dedicated to supporting Neonatal Neuro-Critical Care Units.

Kathi has served as the NeuroNICU program consultant at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University since 2012, but also spends a good amount of her time traveling the globe supporting other NeuroNICU programs from Thailand to Brazil.

She has published several peer-reviewed articles about aEEG and NeuroNICU program development; as well as the author of several chapters on nursing practice related to therapeutic hypothermia and the bedside use of aEEG. In 2018, Kathi helped to develop the Neonatal Neuro-Critical Care certification exam which will be available in late-Fall 2019 through NCC.

Through Synapse Care, Kathi offers NeuroNICU program consultation, in-person workshops, online courses, and an annual nurses’ conference called The ONE that focuses on the expanding role of nurses and other care providers in the NeuroNICU. The ONE Conference focuses on the difference that ONE clinician can make for ONE baby and their ONE brain in ONE moment.

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