Vanderbilt Nursing

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

I’m Tanika Wilson, MSN, RN, NE-BC.  I am the manager of the Pediatric Intensive Care unit located on the 5th floor in pods B and C of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

To work in the Pediatric Intensive Care unit, our nurses need to be highly motivated and have excellent teamwork skills to provide critical care medicine and nursing care to children across the region.

Tanika Wilson, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Unit Highlights:


Focus of Care Patient Demographic Number of Beds           Certifications of Our Nursing Staff
Pediatric Intensive Care Pediatric (newborn to 18 years) 24
  • BLS certification
  • PALS certification
  • TNCC certification
    certifications optional

About Us:

Our unit specializes in the care of children with various conditions including neurological, respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, renal/genitourinary, orthopedic, burns, traumatic and accidental injuries and/or multi-system involvement in a level 1 trauma center.  The PICU is also part of the team who responds to rapid response calls and pediatric codes within Children's Hospital.

Our patient focus is on providing quality, collaborative, and innovative care to our patient’s.  We are a state of the art 24-bed intensive care unit that provides quality critical care services while supporting families through one of the most challenging times.  The PICU team works together making a difference one shift at a time. 
The PICU shares the 5th floor of Children’s Hospital with the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (PCICU). The PICU and PCICU work together to assure all critically ill pediatric patients are cared for on the 5th floor.

We are proud of the teamwork shown by all of the staff and physicians in the PICU.

Awards and Recognitions:

  • Nurse Residency Program Best Team Award for the Pediatric Nursing Track

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Recruitment Information:

Click to ApplyIf you are interested in applying to this unit, please visit Work at Vanderbilt: Achieve the Remarkable for current open positions.

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                 Care Unit:
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