Dana L. Valletta M.S., CPNP

Nurse Practitioner, Phoenix Children's Hospital

Dana Valletta received her BSN in 1989 from Arizona State University. She received her Master's of Science in Nursing from Arizona State University in 1995, with the focus of her studies as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She is certified in Pediatrics in both Acute and Primary Care. Initially, she worked in private general pediatric practice. In 2000, she took a position at Phoenix Children's Hospital, working in the division of Pediatric Pulmonology.Her practice encompasses all aspects of pediatric pulmonology. In particular, she enjoys her work with Cystic Fibrosis. Since 2008 she has helped facilitate succesful CF Newborn Screening in Arizona. She is a partner on the Arizona Newborn Screening Board. She has helped implement a streamlined Newborn Screening process as well as implementing an ultra high protocol for the state. She has been an active participant in multiple quality improvement projects within her facility and collaboratively within her state. As part of her Quality improvement projects she oversees quality for the sweat laboratory at her facility, implementing a successful pathway for multiple issues regarding testing. She has been diligent in efforts to create pathways for NBS, infant care guide lines, CRMS pathways, and pathways to facilitate the changing face of CF with Primary Care Providers within her community.