Laurie Sands, MS, APRN, CPNP

Laurie Sands, APN, NP, CPNP-PC

Advanced Practice Nurse, Pediatric Surgery



Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

225 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60611

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Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Westchester

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Westchester, Illinois 60154

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Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in New Lenox

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New Lenox, Illinois 60451

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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 outpatient general surgery service with a special focus on patients with chest wall deformity.

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 of the American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association (APSNA) and was the previous secretary of the Board of Directors and is currently the co chair for the Trauma Special Interest Group.


  • 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


Education & Training

Education: Master of Science in Nursing, University of California, Los Angeles; Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Indiana University, 2000

Board Certifications: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Primary Care, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Acute Care

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