Chelsea Balian, MSN RN CNS CPNPPediatric Nurse Practitioner

Chelsea Balian has worked as a pediatric nurse practitioner in the field of blood and marrow transplantation at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles since 2011. Chelsea received an undergraduate degree in nursing at Azusa Pacific University, and after two years as a bedside nurse in hematology/oncology/bone marrow transplant went back to school at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) for a Masters of Science in Nursing.

Her research interests include improving the symptoms of children undergoing a transplant, as well as finding ways to improve the overall patient experience during the transplant process. She is currently a part of a multi-site, grant-funded study looking specifically at the symptoms of children with advanced cancer. Prior to my career at CHLA, I was the Pediatric Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner at UCLA.