Bridget Ryan, MSN, RN, CCRN

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Bridget Ryan, MSN, RN, CCRN

Bridget Ryan, MSN, RN, CCRN

Nurse Manager of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Expertise & Research Interests

  • Nursing


  • B.S., Nursing, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, University of Delaware
  • M.S., Nursing, Health/Health Care Systems & Organizational Leadership, The Johns Hopkins University

Bridget Ryan, MSN, RN, CCRN

Nurse Manager of 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.


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Media Appearances

COVID-19 stress strains nurses’ physical and emotional health

2020-09-08 , Nurse
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.

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

2020-05-16 , The New York Times
Christina Burke (right), an I.C.U. nurse at Christiana Hospital, and her peer counselor Bridget Ryan both cried during a counseling session.
Selected Papers and Publications
Selected Honors and Awards
  • Excellence in Nursing Award, 2022
  • Delaware’s Top Nurses, 2022