Jennifer Cordo


Jennifer Cordo, DNP, RN, NE-BC is currently the Director of Nursing Professional Practice at the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami, FL. In this position, she has direct oversight for the Clinical Specialist/Education Team, Lactation Specialists and Nursing Research & Evidence-Based Medicine as well as the Palliative Care, Pain and Wound Care Programs. Prior to her current role, Jennifer was the Nursing Excellence Manager & Magnet® Program Director where she successfully led the organization to its 3rd & 4th Magnet® designations in 2012 & 2018. In 2020, she co-led the organization’s 2nd Practice Transition Program (PTAP) accreditation with distinction. During this time Jennifer also guided development & implementation of the Nursing Department’s Professional Practice Model. She led redesign of Nursing Shared Governance, helped shape the Nursing Department Strategic Plan, and was a core team member in the transition from the Joint Commission to DNV-GL accreditation. Jennifer’s career at the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital (formerly Miami Children’s hospital) began in April 2006 as a registered nurse providing care for children in the specialties of Nephrology, Gastroenterology, Rheumatology, Endocrinology & Adolescent Medicine. Jennifer holds a BSN from Boston College, an MSN from Florida International University and a DNP from the University of Miami. She is Nurse Executive-Board Certified and a Fundamentals of Magnet certificate holder. Jennifer is a member of SFONE (South Florida Organization of Nurse Executives), committee member of FONE (Florida Organization of Nurse Executives), and a member of AONL (American Organizational of Nursing Leadership). She serves as a conference planning committee member for NCSF (Nursing Consortium South Florida and is a member of STTI (Sigma Theta Tau International) Honor Society of Nursing, ANA (American Nursing Association) and FNA (Florida Nurses Association).