Elizabeth "Beth" Paton, MSN, RN-BC, PPCNP-BC, CEN, CPEN, FAEN
Beth brings over 25 years of experience in pediatric nursing. She is certified as a pediatric nurse practitioner in both primary and acute care. She is also a certified pediatric nurse and a certified pediatric emergency nurse. Beth worked in a pediatric emergency department for 16 years, serving as a staff nurse, nurse educator, charge nurse, flight nurse and a nurse practitioner. She practiced at an adult Level I Trauma Center on a per diem basis for 6 years and lectured on various pediatric topics, both locally and nationally, for over 15 years.
Beth is active in local and national organizations, including the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association (APSNA) and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNA). She is currently employed as an NP with the pediatric surgeons at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, TN, and moonlights at local pediatric urgent care centers as well. Her years of experience in the emergency department and with pediatric surgery have given her many stories of real-life cases of common—and some uncommon—pediatric diagnoses.