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Kristi Melton, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Chief Nursing Officer

Our Mission

At National Jewish Health, Nursing contributes to a positive care experience for patients and families that is life-changing and healing. Nurses collaborate with other health professionals to provide outstanding patient-centered care, health education and disease management. We seek to ensure this level of excellence through evidence-based practice, embracing research and innovation and by preparing the next generation of nursing professionals while striving to continuously educate ourselves.

We believe in:

  • Excellence
  • Education
  • Innovation
  • Collaboration

Our vision is to be a global leader in nursing care excellence and innovation.

At National Jewish Health, we recognize the value of our nurses’ contributions to health care and the promotion of clinical excellence. We build systems that support nursing practice and teamwork and create an atmosphere that encourages nursing excellence.

The Department of Nursing Care Team skill mix includes advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, licensed practice nurses, discharge planners, child life specialists, clinical practice managers, medical assistants, certified nurses aides, unit coordinators and administrative assistants. 

Erika Kaye

Erika Kaye, MBA-HA, MS, CCC-SLP

Nursing Opportunities

Department of Nursing Opportunities and Services

Our nurses work in a variety of clinical settings. Learn more about where you'll find us.



Nursing Services

Learn more about the research projects, patient education and professional development in which our nursing staff participate.

Department of Nursing

  • Jeffrey M. Downing

    Jeffrey M. Downing, MS, RN

  • Erika Kaye

    Erika Kaye, MBA-HA, MS, CCC-SLP