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Bridget Ryan, MSN, RN, CCRN - ChristianaCare. Wilmington, DE, US

Bridget Ryan, MSN, RN, CCRN

Nurse Manager of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit | ChristianaCare


Bridget Ryan is the nurse manager of ChristianaCare’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.


Bridget Ryan is the nurse manager of ChristianaCare’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. On Sunday, May 17, 2020, she was highlighted in a New York Times story on nurses caring for patients and each other during the most demanding times of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Areas of Expertise (1)


Education (2)

University of Delaware: B.S., Nursing, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 2009

The Johns Hopkins University: M.S., Nursing, Health/Health Care Systems & Organizational Leadership 2020

Media Appearances (2)

COVID-19 stress strains nurses’ physical and emotional health

Nurse  online


During the pandemic, Bridget Ryan, BSN, RN, CCRN, assistant nurse manager of the medical ICU at ChristianaCare’s Christiana Hospital in Delaware, relied on her training from the health system’s Care for the Caregiver program, which helps identify signs that a nurse is struggling emotionally. “Anxiety and fear can cause different reactions, and some people act out in anger, while others clam up or cry,” she said. Nurses may be referred to Ryan for support, or she sometimes pulls a nurse aside in the moment if she sees these behaviors.

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‘I Can’t Turn My Brain Off’: PTSD and Burnout Threaten Medical Workers

The New York Times  online


Christina Burke (right), an I.C.U. nurse at Christiana Hospital, and her peer counselor Bridget Ryan both cried during a counseling session.

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Selected Papers and Publications (1)

Step Forward to Best Practice: Reducing Use of Restraints

Critical Care Nurse


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Selected Honors & Awards (2)

Excellence in Nursing Award (professional)


Delaware’s Top Nurses (professional)