Julie Watson, MSN NP-PaediatricsNurse Practitioner

Julie Watson is a Paediatric Nurse Practitioner in the Inpatient Oncology unit at the Hospital for Sick Children, with the Leukemia Lymphoma Section. She has 20 years of nursing experience as both a staff nurse and Nurse Practitioner. She received her undergraduate Nursing degree from McMaster University and completed her Masters/NP Program at the University of Pennsylvania in 2001.

Julie has also worked at Denver Children's Hospital, and in Paediatric Complex Care at Sickkids. She is the 2017 winner of the Grace Evelyn Simpsom-Reeves excellence in Advanced Practice Nursing award, and the President's award for her work as the clinical lead for Sepsis, and the development and implementation of a Hospital-wide Sepsis Clinical Pathway. Julie has a passion for patient safety, and quality improvement, and is an Instructor and safety coach with the Sickkids 'Caring Safely' program. Julie has provided professional practice leadership as Chair of the APN Council and as a Director of the Board of the Nurse Practitioner Association of Ontario. She is an Adjunct Professor, cross-appointed to the University of Toronto, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, and course director of the "Management of emergent clinical problems in children", a course for Nurse Practitioners.