Laurie Sands, APN, NP, CPNP-PC

Advanced Practice Nurse, Pediatric Surgery (general)

Biographical Information

Nursing School

Master of Science in Nursing, University of Califorina, Los Angeles; Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Indiana University,

Additional Information

Laurie Sands is an advanced practice nurse specializing in the treatment and care of children undergoing surgery for a variety of acute and chronic conditions. 

She provides patient care to the inpatient surgical service and coordination of nursing care for pediatric trauma patients.

She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Indiana University and her master’s of science in nursing degree from the University of California Los Angeles. 

Laurie serves as a member and the current secretary of the Board of Directors for the American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association (APSNA). She is an active member of the Trauma SIG and Education Committee for APSNA.

Expertise and procedures performed include:

  • Chest tube removal
  • Drain removal
  • Central line removal
  • Dressing changes


  • Advanced Practice Nurse
  • Pediatric Nursing Board Certification — Primary and Acute Care Pediatrics
  • Trauma Nursing Care