Samantha M. Stephenson, APRN

Emergency Medicine

Primary Office

Nemours Children's Hospital, Florida Nemours Children's Hospital, Florida 6535 Nemours Parkway Orlando, FL 32827 Appointment: (407) 650-7715

Get to Know Me

I grew up in sunny South Florida and always knew I would work in health care. I began my pediatric nursing career in 2004 and worked in different capacities, including trauma/Emergency Department, travel nursing, management, and I earned a master’s in nursing education from Florida Atlantic University (2009). In 2016, I earned my pediatric acute care nurse practitioner degree from University of Florida. I am also a mommy to two awesome boys. 

Why I Treat Children

When I initially attended college, I wanted to become a nurse midwife and deliver babies. During nursing school, I was enamored by one of my pediatric clinical professors and her vast knowledge and passion for children. I was immediately drawn to pediatric nursing. ""I believe that children are our future, treat them well and let them lead the way."" So sang Whitney Houston, one of my favorite singers.

What I'm Passionate About

I am living my passion every day. I have a chosen a profession that affords me the opportunity to care for children in all different capacities of health and well-being. I am also passionate about being a health care advocate for children and ensuring that they are receiving optimal care and treatment.

How I Try to Make A Difference

I try to make a difference by providing family-centered care. Listening and understanding cultural contexts are just two ways that I work with patients and their families to help children heal and feel better.

Education & Training

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Nursing Certification Board/Acute Care

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Better Health FL Medicaid and Healthy Kids
  • Aetna HMO/POS/PPO/EPO
  • AmeriHealth Caritas Florida (FKA Prestige Health Choice)
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield HMO
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield Non HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Florida Blue Select
  • Cigna & Great West HMO/POS Open Access
  • Cigna & Great West PPO/EPO
  • Community Care Plan Medicaid
  • Evolutions Healthcare
  • First Health Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Florida Medicaid
  • Health First Health Plans
  • HEALTHSMART HLTH PLANS PPO ORL
  • HUMANA HEALTHY HORIZONS (FKA HUMANA MEDICAID)
  • Humana HMO/POS
  • Humana PPO/EPO
  • Molina Healthcare Medicaid
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Olympus Managed Healthcare PPO ORL
  • Prime Health Services PPO Specialty Florida
  • Seminole Tribe of Florida
  • Simply Healthcare Healthy Kids
  • Simply Healthcare Medicaid HMO
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Sunshine SMI/CMS 19 & 21
  • Sunshine State Health Plan Medicaid
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare/Humana Military Health Services
  • United Healthcare Commercial Products
  • United Healthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • Volusia Health Network PPO/EPO

  • English