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Ellen M. Fahey

Adults often ask children “what do you want to be when you grow up?” Some children answer a rock star, a fireman, a doctor and I would always say a “nurse.” Nursing has been my passion for as long as I can remember and my profession for the past 23 years. I attended Northeastern University where I received my Bachelors Degree in nursing science. I worked as a registered nurse at Memorial Sloan Kettering for many years before moving to Connecticut to raise a family. Nursing has allowed me to work in many different settings including the local school systems, home care and dialysis. Once my children were older I decided to return to school for my masters. I attended Fairfield University where I obtained my Masters in Nursing Science and became certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. As a nurse practitioner, I have spent time caring for the homeless population in Bridgeport at Southwest Community Health Center and seeing adolescents at the Robert E. Appleby School Based Health Center in Norwalk before coming to The Center for Advanced Pediatrics in 2007 where I enjoy especially evaluating children and adolescents for asthma and allergy.

I believe part of nursing is about giving back to the community; this is why I volunteer at AmeriCare Clinic in South Norwalk in their women’s health clinic and volunteer with many local charities. I enjoy playing tennis, skiing and summering on the Cape.

Columbia University-Doctorate of Nursing Practice

Fairfield University-Masters in Nursing Science-Family Nurse Practitioner-2005

Northeastern University-Bachelors in Nursing-1987

Adjunct Professor Fairfield University

Courtesy Faculty Yale University and Sacred Heart University

Member of American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society